LIFE LESSON: Who Am I?
by SallyAnne Trissel
I have always wanted to write. Having made several attempts over the years, I became very frustrated. Who am I, that I would ever become a writer? I mentioned this to a friend. She prayed with me, asking God to remove the block which was preventing me from writing. A few weeks later, my friend Nancy couldn’t wait to tell me about a writer’s group she had heard about. They told her they would love to have me join. I was so excited.
The group meets once a month to encourage each other in their writing...and they were meeting that same week! I decided to go, even though I didn’t know any of these women. Knocking on the front door, I was greeted by several women who hugged me and took me in. I have never felt so welcome as I did when they introduced me. These women were so spiritual and loving, I felt like I had known them forever.
We practiced some “prompts” to get us started. A prompt is a phrase to stimulate you to write whatever comes to your mind in the next fifteen minutes. It becomes a short story which we then have an opportunity to share with the group. It was so much fun. The stories were all unique and so different. Later they talked about an upcoming Writer’s Retreat. My mouth dropped wide open. I knew I would absolutely love that, so I signed up!
The next month, there I was, staying with these wonderful women at the Writer's Retreat. We spent five day and four nights. No cooking, just writing! The facility was located on 500 acres of woods and a lake. Talk about inspirational! God was everywhere. These women became my “soul sisters”, my newfound friends. I also got a jump-start on my book. An added blessing: I met Cindy Stiverson there and love being a Woven Woman!
All of this leaves me asking, Who am I, that God would go to such measures of answering my prayers and longings to write? I am HIS!
What about you? What are your dreams and desires? What is God prompting you to do? The God who calls you and knows you by name, will lead you and open a way for you to accomplish the God-given desires of your heart.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1
It's a joy to introduce you to SallyAnne! You will enjoy her spunk and cheerful nature.
She is a sweetheart and dearly loved!
Thank you SallyAnne! Love you!~Cindy
SallyAnne has been happily married to Bill for almost 9 years. She has two grown sons and three grandchildren. Bill and SallyAnne have 4 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels which are very spoiled. Retired from working with disabled folks, she enjoys painting in her studio and writing. She loves being part of Woven Women and encouraging people to follow the path which God created for them.