~Why I Write What I Write
Like many people, I love fairy tales: beautiful princesses, brave princes, happy endings. And I absolutely love the fact that in the last decade there has been a deluge of modern-day renditions on classic tales in both books and movies. For those of you who love fairy tales + humor + chick lit, I recommend My Fair Godmother and My Unfair Godmother, by Janette Rallison; so fun! Melanie Dickerson has also written several amazing books with an inspirational slant on tales such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White and Beauty and the Beast.
But it wasn’t until a few years ago when my daughters started going through the “I want to be a princess” stage (Disney starts them out young!) that a new thought occurred to me: They are princesses. And…so am I! As a Christian in the biblical sense of the word—not the 21st century’s take on what defines a Christian (and what doesn’t)—my Heavenly Father is King of kings and Lord of Lords, which makes me a princess! His princess. And even as earthly fathers bestow gifts on their children, God has given me a gift, too, in the form of writing. It’s my intent, through the building of this blog and possible future books, to use that gift for His glory, hence my writing tagline, His Princess and Her Pen.
Now before someone thinks I’m about to get airs, just remember: In God’s Kingdom, royalty doesn’t get served; royalty does the serving.
Guess that means it’s time for me to go clean the bathrooms and do some laundry.