Skip to main content

Why I Write

Thank you for stopping by my blog. 

My name is Mandie Pitre, and I am a young adult who loves to read and write, especially about God and living for Christ. 

I have been writing ever since I can remember. My earliest writing was a short story called The Tiger - original, I know. Needless to say, as young kid I was proud of my story and shared it with everyone who would listen - and one of my friends still laughs at me for it to this day. 

Though I had dabbled into it throughout my elementary grades, it wasn't until junior high that I began to seriously journal. While at first my entries were simply on the basic happenings of my day, I soon began to pour out my heart into my writing. I wrote out my personal thoughts, my reflections on life, and my deepest dreams. Writing is my way of processing life and truth and emotions - a way to better  understand myself and stay focused on what I know is true.

My love for writing has tied into my love for reading. The past few years especially I have focused in more on reading Christian nonfiction - a practice that has had massive impacts in my life. Whether it was reading books like Radical (David Platt), What is the Gospel? (Greg Gilbert), Taking God at His Word (Kevin DeYoung), or This Changes Everything (Jaquelle Crowe); or subscribing to blogs and email updates such as The Rebelution, Jaquelle Crowe, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, or Challies.com; these resources and many others have been irreplaceable, shaping and sometimes changing my views and perspectives so that I might have a more Biblically-grounded understanding of my faith. 

This is why I write. God has used reading and writing in my life to draw me closer to Him - I simply wish to see if maybe He would use me and my desire to write about Him for His glory.

My prayer is that this humble little blog might be a source of encouragement to even one soul.

For His Glory,
Mandie Pitre

Soli Deo Gloria!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Out Of The Depths

Do you ever feel as if God has forsaken you? You know in your mind that God loves you and that "for those who love God all things work together for good" (Romans 8:28), but do you ever struggle to actually feel that God is near when the dark storm clouds come rushing in? Have you ever been so lost in depression that you simply lose all hope, that you feel as though God no longer cares?

I have. In spite of all I know and believe is true about who God is, His sovereignty, and His love, I still struggle so often with my feelings and emotions. It's easy in those moments of deepest despair to feel as if we are completely alone, that no one understands, and that none care.

How do you focus on God when you feel so lost - when you feel as if you are drowning in a whirlpool and you don't have the strength or ability to get yourself out?



The Truth About Christianity, Part 1: What Christianity Is (and Isn't)

Christianity.

A word that is so often misunderstood. But what does it really mean?

Type "definition of Christianity" into your average browser's search engine, and you'll come across an answer such as "the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices". In the secular world, "Christianity" simply refers to a set of beliefs that surrounds the person of Jesus.

If you dig a little deeper and ask a self-proclaiming Christian, you should hopefully get a different and more in-depth answer. Though the responses may vary depending on their specific beliefs, many who call themselves "Christians" would describe Christianity as a life-style choice, or a relationship with God. Being a Christian means that Jesus Christ is your Saviour and, if you put your faith and trust in God, you will go to Heaven when you die.

But is that it? Is being a Christian simply about not going to Hell and having a God to he…

Dear Heart, I Can Not Listen

Dear Heart,

Many days, I make the mistake of listening to you.