I May Not Have An Empire, But I Have A Place


I may not have an empire, but I have a place.

There is no bustle of activity centered around me. There is no long list of emails to return. There is no interview I had to turn down. Nothing I have ever created is on Pinterest.
Willow Creek isn’t pursuing me for their Leadership Summit. Mom blogs aren’t banging down my door for me to be a guest writer. 
The meals I spend hours preparing each week are tasted by three other people and are never featured on magazine covers. My house has not been photographed for a design blog. 
Some people have empires that are built around them. Empires of leadership. Empires of ministry. Empires of beauty, fitness and reality television. Empires of cuisine and free printable menu planners.
There is an empire for everything. 
Throughout history people have built empires. Their faces have been memorized and their stories read. 
I’ve never been the very best at anything & that’s okay. I’m good at several things, average in most things and terrible at a couple things. (mostly things involving sports equipment)
I know there are a lot of books and podcasts to tell me how to be a more successful blogger or how to grow my social media presence. There are people to tell me that my poor grammar could cost me the ability to become a famous blogger. So, what? I have a 30 min window & I won’t be able to catch it all. Just the way it is right now.
I know that everyone has a team that gets them to the top & Rome wasn’t built in a day. But, I’m not so sure why I need to build Rome? Why can’t I build Pisa? A place only known for having an accidentally flawed & crooked tower?
I have a place and it isn’t so bad. I have .0000000000000000012% of the blog world.
I have two pairs of little eyes that light up when I pull out a craft box.
I have a man who thinks everyone should take beauty advice from me because to him I am the most beautiful woman alive.
I have a scattering of people who would say I have impacted their lives.
I have a God who makes up for all of my lack. 
I may not have an empire, but I have a place. And that is alright with me.


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15 responses to “I May Not Have An Empire, But I Have A Place

  1. I love your place. I think it's beautiful! And I have about a third grade spelling level, and I've made it this far! It's all good!

  2. Hi! You, if you want to could link your post on my blog tonight at 7 pm (mountain time) or Tuesday too…I think you will find that this post fits so well into my blog topic. It is my first linky party and I wanted to invite you. Thank you for reminding me of what really matters. Empires are overrated. :)Hope to see ya there.

  3. I love it! Glad I get to visit your little corner of the blog world.

  4. Thanks Natalie! I'm glad I am not the only one with spelling issues.

  5. I will head over there in a bit. Thanks for the invite!

  6. Such wisdom … and a gentle reminder that the place in which God has planted me is my place. And it's important. Thanks for visiting Snapshots, too! 🙂

  7. Thank you for joining my linky party today. This is not lip service, but God has given you such a talent in writing…you just have a way with words and I completely agree with Morgan.

  8. I like how you remind us that we do not need an empire to be significant. The majority of us don't have an empire and in my case I am not likely to ever have one. However you remind us that God has given us a place and that is important and all we need. Thank you, lovely message. Dropped by from Raw Christianity-Raw ten minute Tuesday. Behind The Smile.

  9. Thanks for stopping in! Loved meeting you the other day.

  10. Thanks Morgan. Enjoyed your blog!

  11. Such sweet words Dionne. Thank you.

  12. Visited your blog & the poetry is amazing. What a gift!

  13. I could feel my own shoulders relax as I read. THANK YOU for your encouraging insights!

  14. What a great compliment. Thank you.

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