In celebration of and to help build momentum for the April 7th bookstore launch of Ever Upward, I will be posting a guest post each week. These guest posts are written by my dear friends and biggest supporters of my work. I am so excited to introduce you all to their stories, their voices and their work in the coming weeks.
This week we have Lisa from Amateur Nester. Incredibly, just like many of my other friends in the blogging community, I cannot say for sure how Lisa and I found one another. All I know is that it was no mistake and God’s timing has been perfect. I have learned so much from Lisa’s journey especially in regards to her strong faith through her infertility journey. I am thankful to have her to look up to and respect, especially for me in the faith department. Mostly, I am simply thankful for her joyful shout she shines into the world.
A Might Throng
I recently came across the Bible verse Psalm 68:11, “The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng.” Regardless of whether you practice the Christian faith, the image of a “mighty throng” of women proclaiming truth should stop us in our tracks.
It makes me think of all the women out there who use their blogs to spread hope and positivity during infertility or childlessness. One tiny blog might not reach many people on its own, but when you think about the combined reach all the bloggers have, the more stunning the imagery in the Bible verse becomes.
Some of you might be thinking about how you can spread light to others. Perhaps you are interested in starting your own blog. Maybe your first step is just sharing your story over coffee with a friend or co-worker. Or maybe you feel a calling to write a book. Everyone’s gift and talents are unique, so there are so many creative ways we can give hope to others.
Even if you only pass your hope and positivity on to one other person, you are part of this “mighty throng” of women.
So start your blog, and keep writing even if no one appears to be reading yet. Give your testimony at church. Take your neighbor to coffee. Give support to people going through tough times on Twitter or Facebook. Proclaim truth and light for the benefit of others. And as each of us reaches one person at a time, we are indeed a mighty throng!
Lisa Newton writes about her infertility journey and the faith that gets her through at Amateur Nester. She lives on the California Central Coast with her husband, Tom, and their spoiled orange cat, Hemingway.
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Also, don’t forget to send me those questions for the Ever Upward Book Club!