Why the name?
For at least a year I have been feeling like I needed to find a central location to write, or if truth be told, learn to write. It is my hope that as the years pass I will become a more fluent and creative writer. But that day is not yet upon us, so those of you that follow this blog will also follow someone who deeply desires to grow, and she will make several mistakes along the way. Thank the Lord for grace!
That said. I chose this name because it is reflective of my journey in Christ, and it is a message that I’ve felt him empower me to encourage others with. Being free to become is a message of encouragement and empowerment because there is great freedom in discovering who God created you to be and in discovering what your life’s purpose is. There is much that can be unpacked as we discover the unique ways that God has, and is, creating each one of us to be.
As a mom of six amazing children (though several of them are now young adults!), I desire for each one of them to find themselves “in Christ” and to embrace all that he has for them.
Additionally, I had originally thought to go with a name that ended in .ca but would have had to have purchased that from another site (adding yet more work!) and so I had to choose the the available endings here. The .org ending leaves room for this to grow into a place/ministry that in more than just about my journey. I wanted to leave room for this website to become more than what I currently envision it to be. 🙂
Life is a continuous journey of discovery, especially in discovering who we are to “become” or who Christ is “forming” us to be. In recent years I have felt a nudging to have a more visible and concrete place to share not only my story of “becoming”, but to provide a place where encouragement can be offered to those on the path of discovering who God is inviting them to be.
In the Bible it says, “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” (2 Cor 5:17) “God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.” (Eph. 2:10)
I am on a path of discovery, and it is my hope that God will use me, along with several others, to encourage you on yours.