Dear LYWB.com Reader,
I write these words to you with the happiest of hearts, slightly tinged by a touch of sadness. Isn’t life always like that? It’s happy and sad, bitter and sweet, tough and tender, all wrapped up together. Just as there’s no perfect emoji to convey our emotions at any given moment, I find myself writing with all the feels converging together at once.
You see, some big changes are happening here on the blog. Let’s roll it out good news/bad news style.
Good news: It has been my great honor to lead this blog for more than ten years. Investing a decade toward exposing lies and holding high the banner of Truth through this site has been a great honor. I often see your faces as photos on my refrigerator. With thousands of you reading this blog every month, that would be one BIG fridge.
Bad news: I like to joke that I was a young woman when we started this thing, and the grey hairs on my head like to remind me that ten years in, I’m not so young anymore. While I believe in the model we see in Scripture of older women leading younger women toward Truth (Titus 2:3–5), I’m not as connected to what your true needs, fears, struggles, and temptations are as I was when we started.
Good news: I have taken a new position at Revive Our Hearts (the parent ministry that runs this blog) as their content manager. That means I will be giving input on all three of the ministry’s blogs (Lies Young Women Believe, True Woman, and our Leader Connection blog) along with other resources. This is a great fit for my family. (Davis baby #4 is set to arrive any day now, and this position will allow me to work from home with baby on my lap.) It’s also a good fit for the gifts God has grown in me.
Bad news: It means I no longer have the bandwidth to give the LYWB.com blog the time and attention it deserves.
Good news: Samantha Nieves, a long-time contributor for LYWB.com and Revive Our Hearts social media manager, has already stepped into my role. Samantha is a talented writer and thinker. I am especially impressed by her grasp and passion for the gospel. You’re gonna love her more than you likely already do.
Bad news: I love the readers of this blog! You are a delight to me. I will miss interacting with you regularly, but please know I am watching and cheering for you. Your hearts matter. If I say anything more about you, I just might burst into tears. I love you. Truly!
Good news: I love watching watching young women choose Truth. I believe that this generation will abandon lies and hold high the banner of God’s Word higher than ever. I can’t wait to see what the Lord is going to do with you!
What Does This Mean Practically?
What does this shift mean for you? Here are a few things to know:
- The mission of the blog remains the same. We want to expose lies and replace them with God’s Truth. Boom!
- You’ll hear from the same great team of writers you’ve grown to love. Read their words. Comment often. (Writers love that!) Hold tightly to the Truth they are delivering to your computer or phone screen.
The mission of the blog remains the same. We want to expose lies and replace them with God’s Truth. Boom!
I’m on the edge of my seat to see what God has in store for each of you and for this blog.