From the Editor…
As I sit here and ponder about what to write for my first editorial, thoughts come about how the Lord led my way into this situation. When Abigail approached me with the idea of becoming co-editor, I was honestly quite shocked. My first thoughts were, “Why does Abigail need a co-editor and why did she choose me?” “I can’t do this, I am not capable!” As you can see, I did not like the idea of being a co-editor.
As I prayed about it and talked it over with Uncle Rick and Aunt Krista, I kept trying to make up excuses of why I couldn’t fill this position. I tried to weigh out the pros and cons. While many questions and doubts were going through my mind, the Lord brought back to me a verse: “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy.” (Psalm 16:11) I want to go where the Lord leads me, the path that He chooses for me. I want to go only where His presence would be—only where His joy would be. “Which is the path you want me to take, Lord?”
One night, while the rest of the house was silent, I lay in bed, yearning to know what the Lord wanted me to do. And I knew. Through all the questions and doubts; the excuses, the prayers, I knew the whole time, but did not want to recognize it. Throughout it all, I had a peace in my heart that this was what the Lord wanted me to do. This was the path of life in which He was leading me.
My school and duties within the home will continue to be top priority. Only when my responsibilities here at home are taken care of, will I work on Dear Princess. This is the time the Lord’s appointed to prepare for our homes and I don’t want to jeopardize that time. Some of you may say, “Then why are you even doing this?” In my heart I felt like the Lord wants me to do this and with His help, I am striving to keep my family and home most important. Pray for me!
My heart’s desire is to be a blessing and encouragement to you. I pray that I may appear as myself, and nothing other than what I truly am. I know it is easy to come across seeming “perfect and struggle-free,” but I am not perfect, nor am I struggle-free. I have my problems, my temptations, my trials, my faults, my weaknesses (as I am sure you’ll find out!). But I pray that I will do my best to fulfill my position, as unto the Lord. Please pray for wisdom for me; for Abigail; for our work, that we may always glorify the Lord in all we do.
Please feel free to write and ask any questions—I’d love to hear from you and will try my best to answer any questions. May the Lord richly bless each of you as you strive to follow in His steps.
Love in Jesus,