Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure.
~St. Pope John Paul II
My name is Therese May. I’m a writer and a reader, which is why I made this blog.
‘Wait, that really doesn’t explain why,’ you say. Let me share a little more in explanation.
I am a young woman trying to forge my way through this confusing life. I was bombarded with lies and with immorality. In the midst of all the evil though, I found a source of truth, a source of good, of morality.
My faith brought me together with other young women of the same mind as me. This connection blessed me in so many different ways. It helped me realize that novels, the magazines, TV shows, and movies often lie. It helped me avoid those lies.
The world tells us young women that love is this fuzzy feeling that, when found, makes life’s problems melt away. They tell us that we have to have “perfect” bodies in order to gain that love, in order to be “happy”.
As I strengthened my relationship with Jesus, I started to see through the lies. When I looked in the mirror, I didn’t think “I guess I might be pretty”, I thought”I’m beautiful in God’s eyes, and that’s all that matters.” It amazed me how much that thought made an impact on my life. My insecurity started disappearing. The fears, the worries, the not-good-enough’s, the can’t-be’s, all these struggles-these chains that held me-started to break away.
I grew, but I have to admit my walking pattern didn’t stick stolidly to the straight and narrow. I would turn away from the truth and start wandering toward the lies, only to remember the good path and turn back to it. Hence, my path weaves endlessly on.
Over the years I realized that my love of reading made my life adventure more difficult. Some of you may ask why, others already know the answer.
The fiction stories published these days don’t hold the values and don’t tell the truths that I hold and believe. To protect my mind I turned to continually reading “classics” and limiting my absorption of modern-day fiction. This helped, but it wasn’t quite satisfying.
I still wanted a short book to read. A good short book. One that didn’t take weeks to read as the classics so often do. Sometimes, with a lot of digging, I found such a book. But a book only lasts so long and then I was left with empty hands.
After a while I took to imagining my own stories. I could control what was in the story myself. What a wonderful solution! The more I imagined my stories though, the more and more I considered writing them down.
One day, I finally did. The result was my first novel at age thirteen: By Moonlight. Soon after at age fifteen I wrote: When Justice Prevails. I kept writing and am still writing today. My novels are devoted to telling an interesting story while keeping to the truth. They are clean books, really suited for any age.
This blog was made firstly, so that I could pursue another type of writing I truly enjoy: meditations, thoughts, etc. pertaining to faith. It was made secondly, so that I could hopefully connect with others searching for clean, good stories.
Being the reader that I am, I have lists of good books I can share. I am hoping that I can reach others and share those lists while growing my own list.
So! If you’re looking for anything pertaining to writing or books, look under my “Ramblings” tab. If you’re looking for some thoughts on faith matters, look under my “Jots” tab. I hope you find something to grab your interest.
Don’t be satisfied with mediocrity! (Another great quote from St. Pope John Paul II…)