Some of the best writing happens when you least expect it. When the words just come… when they flow from your heart to your mind… to pen and paper. It is then the writer knows she is truly blessed.
I have been writing since I first learned how. Sometimes I struggle, trying to do it myself, and sometimes I wait on God and he gives me the words I need. God has graciously allowed me opportunities to write for television, radio, newspapers and magazines. He even surprised me once with an Emmy Award. I get to freelance for an outdoor adventure show and every now and then I get called on to produce for a major network news organization. As a child, I dreamed of someday becoming a television news reporter. And, God allowed that dream to come true. But, it seems resumes and bios make it all look more impressive than it ever really felt when I was just living my life.
In reality, I’m a mother trying desperately to get it right. A wife hoping her husband doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. I’m a daughter with aging parents, a sister, an aunt, a cousin and friends with a bunch of crazy women who keep me constantly challenged and on my game.
Most importantly, I am a believer and a follower of the Good Shepherd. He has kept this lost lamb from many, many, many disastrous and possibly permanent pitfalls. He is allowing me to use a talent that he alone has given me. And I pray with every word I write that it is in some small way a blessing to others and that I am able to serve out God’s purpose for me in this generation.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ”
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Annette, I love your website! Congratulations, and God speed.
Regina, Your approval means the world to me! I hope you share it with your women friends. Especially those in your study groups. 🙂
This is a wonderful beginning. I really enjoyed the description of yourself.
Ms. Christmas, Thank you! If I make any writing mistakes keep me straight. 🙂 You did teach me a lot of what I know!
WOW! Annette, i am blown away. thank you for pouring yourself into this and sharing for all of us. you have an amazing gift for writing. thank you. love you girl! shannon
Shannon, You are too sweet! I hope you are coming to the retreat this year. We just need to sit and talk awhile! 🙂
You have beautifully composed a mini bio for your new website. It is so inspirational. How very proud to know the special woman you have become! May God continue guiding your pen.
Mrs. Janet Strader Wells
Thank you Ms. Wells. Please pray for me. I want to always be a light to other women.
I was pretty impressed with you from the first time I met you. You still blow me away!!! God has used you to touch my heart again. Thank you my friend.
Dolorse…I boast only in the Lord. He picked me up out of a pit and put my feet on solid ground. You are a blessing in my life and I thank him for allowing our paths to cross so many years ago! 🙂
I really like your writings.
Thank you Gloria. Papaw and Nanna were great inspirations to me. There will be more stories about them in the near future. 🙂
Thank you for sending me the link to your website (which was quite a surprise)! I read it over and over and your words so vividly described the Good Friday service at TVC, which I missed. Now I feel as if I had been there. You do have a gift of writing and sharing and so glad to get to know you better through your writing. Blessings to all the Halls! See you tomorrow. Happy Easter!
Thank you Marcy. I try very hard to wait on God. I wrote part of that post cooking dinner and woke up with the rest of it. I have been so humbled and so blessed to be able to write in this way. Please share with all the women in your world and subscribe if you feel so led. It’s free. 🙂
So glad I found your site….wonderful!
I’m so glad you found it as well. I hope you will subscribe. I look forward to reading yours. I am being summoned at this moment to an annual family game of New Year’s Eve Monopoly. My son is about to lose!! 🙂 Many blessings for a Happy New Year!!!
I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Please go to the link:
to see your blog listed and what you need to do with it! congrats!
Bless you angel girl! 🙂
Greetings! I just nominated you for the King of Kings Friendship Award. This one is all about the blessings and won’t keep you up all night working on your acceptance speach!
You are so funny! Thank you! You are a blessing.
I am nominating YOU for a Candle Lighter Award. It may not be the first you’ve receieved and is sure not to be the last, but you are a blessing and you reflect His light beautifully, so I am happy to be able to give this to you!
Thank you Martha. You are so kind.
Now I know why you are so beautiful you have my name in your name… thank you Annette!! for your encouragment and support on my Blog you make me smile and I feel your warmth.
Look forward to sharing with you again
Christian Love Anne
You are also a blessing to me!! 🙂
Hi Annette, there is a very important need… our Blogging friends Wendy and Bob, our Brothers and Sisters in The Lord, are going through a very hard time, Wendy had a heart attack and is in a coma, Bob is asking us as Christians to pray for her, all the details are on my Blog.
Christian Love Anne.
I am lifting Wendy and Bob up in prayer. If you click on the Contact link up top you can email me directly. 🙂
Sorry Annette for the name mix up that comes from rushing but after my accident I’m a bit behind, anyway I meant to thank you for your contact details .. good to have them when needed.
Thanks again Christian Love… now who am I again??? 😀
It’s all good. Hang in there!
Thank you Annette for your faithfullness to pray I will keep everyone updated on my Blog as I receive them from Bob, but it is indeed wonderful news today, how very Good is our God, how faithful, how merciful, how totally Loving is He!
Thanks again Christian Love Anne.
We would just like to thank you Annette for accepting the Unity in being part of God’s wonderful family, by clicking the Like button for The King of Kings Award, we are family we are one …
I hope to share more with you, I enjoy your heart focus.
Christian Love Anne
You are so precious Anne, thank you!
Easter is a time of rememberance, a time of thankfulness, a time of Joy…
Many Blessings Annette to you and your Loved ones.
Christaian Love – Ron and Anne
And to you Ron and Anne!! 🙂
Hi Annette I have the Kreativ Blogger Award for you it does have rules but no pressure, like all Awards it does not say how soon you have to action them so just relax and when you want to Post it.
Please follow the link below, thank you for your encouragment and support on the Blog not just ours but others too.
Kreativ Blogger Award – http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/kreativ-blogger-award/
Christian Love from us both – Anne
You are so precious. Thank you!
Hi Annette, I just want to thank you for the Blessing that your Blogging friendship has been to me and I look forward to sharing with you more in the future, thank you for your flowers of Love.
Blog Post – http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/friendship-flower-blessings/
Christian Love Anne.
Anne…You are so precious to take time away from your own busy life to send a blessing my way. Life has taken me on many detours lately and it has been a very long time since my last post. But God has been at work and I have one I’m preparing. All things in His time as He grows us and brings us closer to completion. Many blessings to you and all of yours. 🙂
Why did it take me so long to discover your beautiful stories? I read them all in the same sitting, and cried, and laughed. These are beautiful tributes to your great loves. The story of your Mother was soo touching! You have been blessed with a great gift.
Maybe God just knew now was a good time. There are stories about Daddy in there too. So many wonderful opportunities to see… if only we are looking. I do not take anything for granted. But am grateful God gives me the privilege to write. Thank you for your words. They mean so much!!