[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Recently I have felt inspired to write more. I remember when I was young and writing first became something I enjoyed. In high school, it was my therapy. In college, it was a necessity, but a craft that was sharpened nonetheless. Thereafter it was a way for me to process life, remember adventures, and oftentimes get through culture shock. I was advised to keep a blog so that people can get updates about what is going on in my life in Uganda. But to me, it is so much more than a field update. It is my heart bleeding forth on the “pages” of electric ink. It is not a job, but a burning passion. I write because I must. These might sound like fluffy and flowery words, but the point is this: God gives us each passions and gifts. The more we use them, the more we learn how to better use them. Being given a tool is great; learning how to use that tool is wonderful; but becoming an expert at wielding that tool is fulfillment. I am nowhere near an expert in this writing game, but I love it and I desire to do it more and do it better.
Not only that, but I feel that I must write for those who have “no voice” here in Kitgum. For the innocent children who are suffering, for the widows who are desperate for hope; to share their stories and be a part of their lives is so important to me. Many people cannot be where I am, but you can know the people through the words I write. I consider it a privilege and a responsibility to share about them with you.
If you are “tuning in” to this blog each week, I hope that you go away with some inspiration or enjoyment. I welcome you to continue with me as I pour my heart out each week. I hope that entry by entry, my craft blossoms into something more useful for both of us. There is much more living to be done, and much more to say.
Until we meet again, may you search out the gifts that God has given you, and use them for His glory.
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