• LaToya Wider

In an Instant- Everything changed

Updated: Feb 5

In an instant—everything changed.

I was sitting at my kitchen table, talking to the Lord, when it dawned on me. This wasn’t an option; it was a calling. An unshakable feeling down to the very last cell in my body that I had to share my passion for writing with the world. I had no idea, in that moment, that my life would change forever. Or even more shockingly, just how much it would change…


In this moment, Always Written was birthed. I have always enjoyed writing and journaling while growing up, but I remember it took a turn for me in college. I experienced an overwhelming heartbreak that led to mild depression. I didn’t want to socialize, meet new people, or experience college life. I was hurt, broken, and rejected. Have you felt like this before?


But I found solace in journaling. Writing out my thoughts and feelings drew me closer to God and strengthened me in ways I never imagined. Psalms 27 literally became an anchor for me.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalms 27:1, NKJV)


To this day, it is still one of my favorite Psalms. Each day as I wrote in my journal, I got stronger and more confident. I found freedom in writing my thoughts and prayers, ultimately assisting me in processing my pain and disappointment.


Fast forward to now, I can’t go a day without journaling! My journal entries have evolved over the years, so much so that I now see my writing as a legacy for my future children and grandchildren. I want them to read what I’ve written long after I’ve left this Earth.


Think about it… What is your legacy? What brings you joy? What gift can you share with the world? We all have unique talents and gifts that are meant to help someone else. Yes, even you!


If you are new to journaling, set aside quiet time, grab your favorite drink (Coffee is my favorite!), and let your pen do the talking. If you are a journal pro, like me, think about how you can evolve in your journaling and go from there. The possibilities are endless and I’m praying for your success!


That’s my side of the story… until next time!














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