The very first sentence on the "meet the author" page is as follows:
"Kelly Minter keeps an exciting schedule as an author, songwriter, worship leader, speaker, and musician - a list that's likely to keep growing as she continues to discover new talents."
I read that and then immediately rewrote it in my head.
"Shelley Harris keeps an exciting schedule as a wife, mom, friend, caregiver, laundress, taxi driver, cook, cleaner, teacher, and blogger - a list that's likely to keep growing as she continues to discover new talents."
I'll admit that my first thought was that Kelly Minter's life with the travel and public acclaim inherent in what she does did strike me as more exciting than mine. That was my first thought. That was my first feeling.
But it wasn't my second.
I love that you aren't saddled with your first thought or first feeling the rest of your life. You get a chance to tell yourself the truth. You get a chance to kick a lie out the front door of your life and into the trash heap where it belongs!
The truth is God has given Kelly Minter her exciting schedule, and he has given me my exciting schedule. They aren't the same, but they have the same purpose: to glorify God and bring us joy.
That kind of purpose is big and exciting.
And that is the truth.
My truth. Your truth.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
(Ephesians 2:10 ESV)