I’ve lived a life of contrasts. Twice I have risen like the mythical Phoenix from the ashes of the complete and utter destruction of my life as I knew it. Once I had a trusted colleague ask me, “Do you know how intimidating you are?” In utter shock, I answered, “No. What in the world could be intimidating about me?” He replied, “You know exactly who you are and what you stand for. Most of us don’t even approach that.” I’m still thinking about that exchange.
Recently, my technology wizard woman asked me, “Do you want me to alter some of your writings?”
Puzzled, I said, “What do you mean?”
“Well, find another word for prayer, for example. Your spiritual focus will cost you. Many readers will dismiss your writing and automatically go elsewhere if you continue to include God,” was her reply.
Stunned to silence, I thought, “Is this a joke? Is she kidding?” Then I remembered all the walls I’ve hit. I remembered Facebook dismantling and removing my sites because my posts were “abusive and offensive.” I remembered that it took the impressive professional skills of a different technology wizard to get my sites put back up. I also remembered that the woman who asked me those questions is a person of deep and committed faith in God. Suddenly, I knew. This is where the rubber meets the road. Who am I, and what do I stand for?
I am Sandra Garton Breech, the child of a living God. My faith is childlike and profound, and I will go wherever He leads.
So, the answer to the question, “Do you want me to alter your writings?” is ABSOLUTELY NOT!