Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Unseen Factor

Yesterday I watched one of the most fascinating movies that I've ever seen -- The Village.

It was like riding a roller coaster. Tick, tick, tick, all the way to the top and then just when you least expect it -- whoosh, you're flying in the complete opposite direction.

That reminds me of faith. There is an unseen factor. You're plodding along. Tick, tick, tick. You know you're where you are supposed to be, but you're waiting for the "whoosh!".

This blog is a perfect example of that kind of faith. When I talked to my great friend and author, Sarah Sumpolec, about the idea of a blog where authors connect with teens, I envisioned reaching thousands of teens. I wanted to talk about life and love and faith and hear what you have to say.

It's been a slow start though several amazing authors have joined us and we get to talk to girls like Erin and Samantha and other awesome teens.

I hear the "tick, tick, tick" of steady faith as we blog and communicate with those who drop by on a daily basis. And yet I often wonder:

What next, God? Are they really there? Are we relevant? Do we need to tweak it? Will that new design EVER arrive? : )

But then God reminds me of the unseen factor. I have no clue what teen God has on his heart as I write. I have no idea of how he will speak through Julie's post on eating disorders or Sarah's post about her father's death or Mitali's post on multi-cultural life.

I realize that I live for the "whoosh" when all that God is asking is for the "tick, tick, tick" of faithfulness.

So we'll keep writing. Hang tight with us as we listen to God. We are writing. We are praying for you. And we are listening to what you have to say.

After all, we are believers in God, in girls, and in the good life called faith.

Tick, tick, tick. . .

Suzie Eller
http://realteenfaith.blogspot.com/

4 comments:

Nicole said...

I love you guys' blogs. I check at least once a day to see if you have written anything new. They have helped me in many ways. I just don't comment much, because I can never put into words how I feel about your blogs. I bet there are lots of other girls out there like me, and so, from all of us I just want to say Thanks! And keep on blogging!

T. Suzanne Eller said...

Wow, thanks Nicole. You just made my day.

Whoosh!

Suzie

Erin said...

Y'all will never know how much some of your posts have helped me! Sometimes I feel depressed, or scared, or sick of life in general, and then I read a new post and feel so refreshed!

Keep up the great work!! Thank you all so very much!

Samantha said...

There have been so many times where something has gone wrong in my life and I come to this site and your (everyone's) posts have something to say to me directly, feels like it anyway.
You guys are an inspiration!