Preaching to Myself

It’s been almost a month since my book was released and I am still overwhelmed with all the feedback I get from friends and strangers across the globe. Thank you!

I accepted a few speaking engagements to read from the book and put it into practice together. As I prepare for these events I often turn to my own words to figure out which texts to read and experiment with. And I noticed something interesting happening: these words have grown on me. 

In a time when I am so caught up in busy schedules and often lose sight of all the beauty around me – Change your perspective. 
In slow weeks when I feel all left alone – Remember that you are not (never!) forgotten. 
On darker days when I’m so dissatisfied with my life and think that everyone is happier and better off – Don’t focus on everything you DON’T have but celebrate the fullness of life you DO have. 

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The truth is right here, in front of my eyes, but busyness, stress, fears, worries – just life – try so often to make me blind.

So I come back to these words.
Mull them over.
Wrestle with their true meaning.
Put them away.
Come back again.

Until they finally find some roots inside of me.
Until I am ready to accept this new day, this new challenge, this life of mine.


Writing for Five Minute Friday today.

Are you interested in an evening of life stories, life’s beauty and what God can teach us along the way? Invite me to speak at your place! More info here.

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People Lover. Writer.

12 thoughts on “Preaching to Myself”

  1. This is exactly how I feel writing. As I type and edit, the words, concepts, and applications make sense and take root in my own life. Thanks for crystallizing this truth for me even more through your post.

  2. Oh, yes… When I write, I often preach to myself, too! Writing is a wonderful way to encourage focusing on what’s important in life rather than getting bogged down by busy-ness, self-pity, or ingratitude. Congratulations on your book!

  3. “The truth is right here, in front of my eyes, but busyness, stress, fears, worries – just life – try so often to make me blind.”
    This is the greatest line! We are blinded by what doesn’t matter and it’s up to us to see what is in front of us that does matter. Happy to be your neighbor.

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