Sorry if you received our last mailing this morning (it was from months ago). Today, I was actually trying to send out a very different note! Iâ€™ve made a mistake, plenty, but today -two- I am ready to fix:
Hi, my name is Raynna, and Iâ€™m the writer behind The Martyrsâ€™ Cross.
I took a break from writing here several months ago in hopes that it would help me stay more focused in completing a book project that never would have happened without the community that wears and cares about the meaning behind The Martyrsâ€™ Cross. The problem is, I donâ€™t think I can complete it without staying connected in this way.
Thereâ€™s a real time investment in creating outward content, and I thought I needed to reclaim that timeâ€¦ I didnâ€™t realize how much that connection made an investment in me as well. Creativity needs community.
Iâ€™m gonna show who is here better. Encouragement is a very human thing to do and to need. Writing can often lead to the ability to hide behind words. Itâ€™s important to me to not do that. Thereâ€™s a family behind me, thereâ€™s people sojourning here, wanting to serve alongside and be a part of people out there. We believe in authentic and powerful community, even when distance is great.
So, hereâ€™s to new beginnings. THANK YOU for being here! If you wear The Martyrsâ€™ Cross â€œaround your neck or around your heartâ€ (heart, meaning, you know that our prayers for family enduring persecution matter!) would you say hello in the comments, maybe even tell us where youâ€™re from too? Weâ€™d love that.
Stay prayerful Martyrsâ€™ Cross Fam! We’re with you.