June 25, 2017

Growing Through Fear and Rejection

Posted in Christianity tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:50 pm by Staci Hart Mauney

“…may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God…” (Ephesians 3:18-19)

When I was a sophomore in college, I changed my major from accounting to English for two reasons: 1). I hated accounting and at 19 just couldn’t imagine working with numbers for the rest of my life; and 2) I loved words and wanted to be a writer. After graduation, I pursued several jobs as a writer, but most of those jobs were far from home. So instead of becoming a full-time writer, I began working in government and nonprofit positions where I used my writing and presentation skills. I then pursued writing part time. Read the rest of this entry »

April 16, 2015

Alone

Posted in Christianity tagged , , , , , at 9:07 am by Staci Hart Mauney

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken…” (Eccles. 4:12)

As an introvert, I used to believe that I would rather stay home and hide away from the world than interact with people, who can be unpredictable and judgmental. In my early 20s, I put this belief to the test when I lived in a foreign country and did, indeed, rarely leave my home for a brief time. Because I didn’t know anyone at first, I was afraid to leave my apartment to go to the store or church alone. However, I discovered that I became very lonely, so I eventually ventured out, making some very good friends along the way that I still keep in touch with today. Read the rest of this entry »