You are a writer.
You are called to write. You feel called to tell stories and offer messages of hope that will change lives, shine light into dark places, and spark change in the world.
I know exactly how you feel.
Over the years, I have come to understand that my own calling is in the broader realm of helping others to discover, grow and shine. I've written about that many places.
Writing, blogging and other media production is a big part of that.
So is teaching, equipping, empowering. Those are the reasons I left law practice to write, earn a Ph.D, and work as a college professor.
In 2011-2012, following a year of prayer and reflection on what was next for my professional life, I started to feel led out of higher education and into something entrepreneurial that would combine my talents, interests, and dreams into something that I loosely summarized as the “Shine Vision and Values” statement. That vision included the Shinecast® media venture and other related projects.
What’s interesting is that about 20 months ago, I began to perceive that law might be a part of the “Shine” calling, in ways that I had never anticipated. At first, this nudging was simply other people making suggestions, which I resisted. I didn’t see the connection.
Then inquiries from “outsiders” (people I didn't know personally) who had no familiarity with what I'd been trying to do. Multiple inquiries, from different (unrelated) sources.
It was, quite frankly, a difficult time for me. By March 2016, I was completely broken—self-will was demolished. My response to God during those months was that I would do whatever He wanted, just please make the first step clear and plain. That's what I thought I was doing, and had intended to be doing, when I resigned my faculty position to pursue the Shinecast venture. Nothing had worked out as expected. I was confused.
Empowerment Through Law
The light on the path started blinking: “I equipped you as a lawyer you use that knowledge to equip and empower others.”
I said, “OK, show me the way forward.”
Doors opened, opportunities arose, resources appeared. It’s been a walk of faith.
Write: Legal and the companion package, Blog: Legal, are the first resource offerings of a new venture that's intertwined with the Shinecast mission to help others shine in and through health, wealth and wisdom. I'll be sharing more about the details of the new venture and how it connects to the Shinecast vision, mission, and business enterprise.
In the meantime, just let this suffice…..
I look forward to helping you DISCOVER, GROW, and SHINE in whatever way I can.