Author: Saleama A. Ruvalcaba, MATS
Yes, I’m back! How many blogs have I started, then stopped – then started again? Probably the same amount of times I started a Twitter account, deleted it – then started it again.
Well the good news for me is I already know that many great leaders started something, then stopped, tried again, and again – until they finally made their mark in the world. (Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, J.K. Rowling, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein- to name a few) I guess I’m finally about to leave my mark in the world!
I really don’t let my stopping and starting again bother me.
Would you like to know why? Because this isn’t my first roadblock.
I’ve had plenty.
I was married right out of high school and found myself in an abusive marriage. I was a divorced single mother by the time I was twenty-one. Not only that, I had no idea at twenty-one I was spelling and writing at a fourth grade level. No one had ever told me. I graduated high school – but barely. I was simply one of those shy unassuming students who just drifted through the cracks. Up until that time I had jobs which didn’t require a resume, and didn’t require me to write or type. I honestly had no clue my spelling and writing were so horrible.
What if I had allowed those situations to derail me? What if I decided that all men are the same? Maybe I wouldn’t be a re-married, (almost eighteen years), mother of five, to a fantastic man!
What if I felt sorry for myself for not knowing how to spell or write properly when I was twenty-one? I might not have bought books to teach myself how to spell and write. I probably would have never applied to Bible College or Seminary.
Seriously – Seminary?! ; writing 15-25 page papers on Theology?
No, I’m not embarrassed about starting another blog. I was destined to write. It’s just taking me time to get clear direction.
When I was a young girl I would sit on my bed writing stories on notepads. My words were probably misspelled and my grammar horrible – but my heart was in it. My heart desired to get what was deep inside of me out onto paper.
I was destined to write!
A New Beginning
Last year I started a marriage blog which was my most successful blog ever! I was amazed by the amount of positive feedback I received from people I had never met!
But as time went on I realized I could not foresee myself writing a marriage blog long-term. I believe I have some great insights to share on marriage – but more in a series, rather than a full blog.
The Doctrine of Life
For me, I love to grab great resources to understand God’s Word better. I love to read through various commentaries to dig deeper in God’s Word. I realize I have a lot to say. I have a lot I want to share on many subjects. So my latest attempt at blog writing will consist on various aspects of living our best Christian life guided by the hand of Jesus Christ.
I pray this blog will inspire and encourage you to walk faithfully with Jesus Christ.
~ Saleama A. Ruvalcaba, MATS