I will never allow the month of May to pass without posting this….
HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY TO LYZAWRITES.COM! I am officially welcoming you, my dear readers, to a revamped layout of this website. There are still a lot of improvements necessary and I would be tinkering my way out of it little by little. For now, I just wanted to transform this website from a personal blog page to an integration of my life missions – Pursuits, Passion, Perseverance. Please feel free to navigate through the buttons available – don’t worry, they’re all safe. 😉 I am extending my gratitude to every single reader I have, may it be known or a silent reader, you are all equally special to me. Each and everyone of you is an encouragement!
Three years ago, month of May, God had impressed on my heart to rekindle with blogging. I was already writing my blog posts since 2004 but if I’ll remove the years I have spent posting rants and whatnot, then I was already writing my soul out since 2007. Lol. Writing has always been easy for me; I had never took it as a burden but as a stress reliever. It allows me to release all the words and thoughts running inside my head and sometimes, if you’re lucky enough, you’ll get more of my brain farts in a form of poem or even expositions. I see writing as an automatic fallback having its familiar face in a sea of foreign crowd. For me, writing has always been there to welcome my unspoken emotions and unreleased (may or may not be filtered) soliloquies. Those who have been reading my works say that all of my writings have a distinct tone, it may be uncanny as it may seems yet undeniable. Well, I never really cared who would read my blog posts back then, as long as I have received the satisfaction from freely letting it all out as if I am just writing a letter and reading it out in the open, on top of the highest mountain – unapologetically directed, unaware of my exposed character and heart.
And with unchallenged freedom, there will always be a cost: I am in my most vulnerable state whenever I write.
Owning a website was just part of my wishful thinking because I never thought I would have enough creativity to keep it running, sustain its content, and establish a brand – let alone have the capacity and means to fund for it. Truly only by God’s grace, that this platform has been up and running for 3 years already! I may have not been fairly active in some months not because I couldn’t post anything; I wanted to post A LOT of things but I am constantly doing heart checks on what to post and not. You see, I had already given myself enough troubles during my juvenile writing years and I will allow it to happen again. I no longer post my brain farts at will, but always with an end goal in mind and that is to inspire readers, to win souls, and to make Him known. I acknowledge and I am beyond grateful for the talent God had given me. I am called to write as I journey towards Christlikeness. I had never been this thankful for the failures, disappointments, and brokenness in my life. It is indeed, through my weakness and imperfections, Jesus’ love radiates and magnifies God’s power and glory (2 Corinthians 12:8-10).
Now running on my 3rd year here on lyzawrites.com, I couldn’t help but pray. I pray that may God continue to allow me to use this platform according to its main purpose – reflecting Jesus’ testimonies in my life. I pray that may this platform be a way of worship to the One who bestows us creativity and entrusted us with talents. May this platform reach even the farthest part of the world serviced by the internet. Moreover, may the readers find solace and joy through my words and other works of my hand. And ultimately, may God continue to support and provide for this platform as He sees fit.
Thank you again, my dear readers, and here’s for another fruitful year with you!