Some days it’s hard to be upbeat. It’s challenging to find strength in each day to work on Pockets of Change. This project has been so long, and while most days I find joy in what I do, today is just not one of those days.
How do you find creativity and inspiration every day? How do you get over your own words and try and get inside the head of the subject? I look at my interview notes, I browse through photos of the person I’m trying to write about, I think about that person and try to come up with a way to describe them and their situation accurately. I want people to care, but I don’t know what words and stories will move people’s hearts to action.
Our desire in this project is to help individuals realize their own potential to effect global change. But today, I can’t even convince myself of that.
On days like today, I cling to the truths found in the Bible and pray that, once again, God gives me the strength to continue down a road that is narrow and long and rocky.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Saviour and my God. – Psalm 42:5-6a
Please pray for us. We are so far behind where we’d like to be at this point and some days I fear I will be here until Christ returns or our baby comes. We both need to find gainful employment in the very near future, especially me as I need a set number of hours of paid employment in order to collect maternity benefits. Thank you for your prayers, we covet them.