It has been six years since I first had a devotional published in the Upper Room. My post on the blog at the time pondered whether God might be calling me to write. Since then, my memoir Sandpiper: My Journey with Sight and Blindness was published in 2016. I just completed a second manuscript about my three wonderful Seeing Eye dogs and I hope to have it published soon.
Sharing my story and listening to the stories of others has provided me connections with people in amazing ways I never dreamed of or imagined. I am thankful for God’s blessing this season of my life with a new calling. When I get lost in a new creative project, I always find there is excitement and affirmation, and a feeling of “yes” in my heart and mind. Truly, God is good.
I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”