Hello! Welcome to my little space of the Internet world. I’m so glad you found me!
Sowing Seeds of Hope was founded from my own personal experiences of trying to grow a ministry where I helped weary and exhausted women learn to live life differently – better – healthier, with God and His truths as the foundation. You can read more about this ministry, here.
As I spent years building this ministry, I found myself searching the Internet to figure out what I needed to do in order to be seen and heard. I’m guessing I don’t need to tell you that the Internet is one heck of a crowded space!
In this process, I found countless people who have positively accomplished the goal I was seeking; to be seen and heard while impacting lives.
While I studied them (both in person and through their online content), I found strategies to use to help me accomplish my goals. I heard plenty of advice on:
- How to use Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to grow my following.
- Techniques to grow my email list, the most coveted of all pieces to my ministry.
And time and time again, I heard the message that if I were to follow these steps, I too would be successful.
Although I was so grateful for all the advice I received from these experts, as their opinion does, in fact, help you grow your ministry, I found my soul to be heavy and burden as I walked the path they claimed was the right and only way.
For a long time, I wrestled with this heaviness. Day after day, I felt the physical, emotional, and spiritual effects of trying to live out the proclamations others insisted on.
- “Post 2-3 times a day on social media.”
- “Spend a significant amount of time commenting on others posts.”
- “Pin 50-100 pins each day to Pinterest.”
I could go on, but I’ll spare you! These “should” proclamations might not be heavy for you. They weighed heavy on me.
God’s Path Is Always the Right Path
The heaviness I felt was the world shouting – “If you want to be heard and impact others, then come follow me, and I’ll show you the strategies you need to develop to affect others’ lives.”
And follow them, I did. How else am I going to have an impact on others’ lives?
Until, God showed up, and began to put a new song in my heart.
In what God does best, He started to change me from the inside-out. Through a slow, but steady heart change, God, revealed to me that these people, albeit experts, are not the ones I should be following.
Their paths are not God’s path, and their ways are not God’s ways.
The only correct path is one predestined by God. The road to your calling is as unique to you as your fingerprints are to your identity.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
That weight I was feeling had nothing to do with the strategies, or the people presenting the plan. It had to do with the path I was taking. I was choosing to follow worldly experts, rather than honing my attention to hear God.
Of course, the destination of choosing God’s path is rocky and one that is not well traveled.
There are a lot of people shouting, “Follow me!,” but very few people saying “Follow God!”
It is because of this that I decided to start Sowing Seeds of Hope.
It is my mission to help you move from a place of being called to write, to a place where you have launched. This world is desperately in need of more Christ-centered voices. What an honor it is for me to help God find more workers for His kingdom (Matthew 9:37)!
In order to help you walk in your calling, it is my passion to use my services to help get you launched and to use this blog to be your encourager and supporter as you keep your eyes focused on God.
Friend, the world is ready for you to follow the shouts. But God has called you to follow His whispers.
“And he said, ‘Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.’ And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.” (1 Kings 11-12)
It is my prayer that the words I write are mustard seeds of hope (Matthew 13: 31-33), spoken from God to you, through me. And that these words help you to start or continue walking in the calling God has placed on your life.
What do you struggle with most when it comes to taking steps to fulfill God’s calling in your life? What do you feel is your next step to walk in your calling?
Ready to Take a Step?
Are you feeling called to write or speak, but haven’t started because you have no idea how to start? If you answered yes, I can help! I encourage you to check out the coaching services I offer.