Hey there. I’m Mary Ann, but you can call me MA.
Some of you may already know me, some of you may not. Either way, I’m SO glad you’re here. I truly believe that you are reading this for a reason, and I pray that my words are impactful and encouraging to you. Because we can always use a little bit of encouragement in our lives! When I purchased this domain on May 30th, I really had no idea what the plans were for this. I had a dream based on what the Lord had put on my heart, but with any dream—I always leave room for the Lord to change things if His plans area better than mine. Fun fact: His plans are always better than my plans.
It’s now August 1st, and my life has been a rollercoaster the last few months. Honestly, it’s been a rollercoaster almost the past 2 years. Some days are easy breezy, some days are hell. But every day, God is with me. I often feel overwhelming amounts of peace and comfort and I know those feels are from Him. He is good, even when life doesn’t seem good from my perspective. (If you need to keep re-reading that last sentence, do it. I have to remind myself of this daily.)
You’re probably wondering why I’m blogging. Don’t worry, I’m kinda wondering the same thing. I’ve always had a heart for writing, sharing my testimony, and bringing hope and encouragement to others. However, I’ve found it very difficult to put all my thoughts and emotions into real words that form actual sentences. It’s been so frustrating because the Lord put this on my heart, but it’s taken a while to get to launch day. I wanted my first post to be a lighthearted introductory post, but that’s not going to happen. I was driving back to Springfield late Sunday night, and the song Even If by MercyMe came on the radio. I’ve heard this song plenty of times, and I guess I’ll call it the song of my life right now. If you haven’t listened to it, you need to. I ended up pulling it up on my Spotify and listened to it on repeat about 7 times during my drive.
While listening, I realized that my first post doesn’t need to be me putting on a happy face and being like “look how awesome my life is.” While there are many awesome things in my life and I’ll be happy to share those, but I also feel that I need to be super raw and real in these posts. Like I mentioned above, life has not been easy for me recently. The past couple of months, my depression has been at its worst and I’m freaking sick of it. While my depression is a big old b-word, God is still working in me, even on the days I can’t get out of bed. He is going to use my testimony for His glory. I’ll be revealing pieces of my testimony here on the blog, and I’m going to be posting a lot of hard stuff. I know many people don’t agree with putting your heart and soul out on the internet for everyone to see, but I believe that my story is going to impact many. I have felt the Lord’s prompting to write, so here I am being obedient.
Stay tuned. The best is yet to come.
It is well with my soul.