What does this verse mean to you" How do you interpret it? To me, this verse meant you make babies and you try to overtake the earth as your own, but that's not the meaning at all. We're meant to fill the earth, not just to fill it with an abundance of people, but with a community. And the subdue the earth does not mean to abuse it. It means to grow with it, to help it grow, and to take care of it. He made it our job to develop and build this society. God owns the world, but he has put it under our care to cultivate it. How do you live this out through your work?
One of the things I love to do naturally as a writer is journal and I've been using this desire to write to discover myself and recall things of my past. I've been going through some extremely hard things lately, coming to terms with my past, both done to me and that I've done, and last night it led me to Celebrate Recovery at one of our local churches. It was a rare night to start because it was the group's 5th anniversary, but the experience was still interesting and made a big impact.
I haven't been keeping up with my blogging as well as I want to. By the title I'm sure you can guess, life is getting in the way of my writing. I'm no expert on how to handle this, but I thought it might make me feel better to write it out a little bit and maybe during this process I'll come up with a good way to keep writing even though I am overwhelmed with everything else going on in my life right now. So, here's what's going on:
We really do want it all; writer of awesome books, wonderful parent, caring spouse, clean house, shiny car, and a rockin' bod! But there never seems to be enough hours in the day for all these things to get accomplished. Crazy as it sounds, your least favorite activity is usually the one to get cut---for me, that's exercise.
It's no secret, really. Once you find your passion, you can find great purpose in sharing it with the world. It's the way we're meant to live. No matter what it is, there are people out there who will delight in what you have to offer.