I love being involved in projects from the ground up, so not only can I help them grow, but also marvel at how they expand. Autumn Magazine is one of those projects. Ever since graduating from journalism school, I’ve wanted to write for a faith-based publication that would allow me to share my journey of “finding God’s purpose for my challenges” with the world. Autumn does just that. Each issue centers on one of three themes: faith, love, or purpose in life. I’ve been designated as the “spiritual growth and impact” writer, which was honestly intimidating at first, but actually couldn’t be a sweeter blessing. It’s amazing to watch how God uses each of my wonderful editor Jayme’s topic suggestions to make sure I’m paying attention to exactly what He’s doing in my life at that moment.
Jayme gives me the freedom to tell those stories with no filter. It doesn’t matter that my circumstances and perspective may be vastly different from the other writers. She believes that just means the magazine can reach an even wider and more diverse audience. I’m incredibly grateful for her confidence in me.
Recently, I had the pleasure of joining her family in representing Autumn at the first annual West Valley Gives Rally and Treasure Walk (read the news article here). The event benefited Treasure House, a nonprofit assisted living community for young adults with various special needs, founded by Kurt and Brenda Warner. This obviously made the event extra meaningful for me. Being a part helping my differently-abled peers achieve independence is a great gift!
If you feel called, I’d love to see you give to Treasure House, as I’m confident it will be an abundantly blessed home for many very soon! And of course, please subscribe to Autumn and be encouraged by all the stories of real life Hope!
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12: “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”