I have always had a passion for talking and people; however, I never knew I had one for writing. I have had the desire to write and blog for a couple of years now but the dream only became a reality when I was pushed by a good friend at midnight in the middle of finals week (all play, no study). So I already knew exactly what I would title my blog, and that is basically what life calls us to do, turn pages.
Turn the page. As deep as my desire was to write there has NEVER been the desire to read for me. However there have been those divinely sent books, the ones that you can not stop, you're up at 3AM wide-eyed and determined to just see what happens next. So, I have had some book interventions in my life and I have stayed up way too late reading them instead of doing what I actually needed to do to not be a bum, but I didn't. Life is kind of like one of those books for me. Life is a story, a romance, a drama, a mystery, a thriller, a page turner, a novel, and its one we can't help but read. As a girl I tend to fall love with the triumphs of my character and despise the failures and tear-jerkers; I love a good story and I love to re-read certain ones, and I'm not talking about books. I have a horrible tendency to be a repeat offender, to not learn from the mistake, to keep reading the same page over and over expecting the words to change right before my eyes. Guess what...they don't. Once the page is written, its written! We aren't writing in pencil and life doesn't have an eraser.
Okay confession session: I LOVE analogies, and I'm pretty sure I can find an analogy for anything, hence this whole blog. So my life analogy is that life is in fact a book, one you and a beautiful creator are writing, in pen. How will your story turn out? Will it be a short story of one genre where there is only one page, or will it be a eloquently co-authored novel about redemption and wisdom of what was and is to come? Life is not easy by any means, but if we do not turn the page we will continue to make the same mistakes and never see and learn new things.
Paul so perfectly describes life as a race in Hebrews 12: 1-3 "