words on belief and becoming
Mary Renee Jackson
My name's Mary, and I'm so glad you're here.
I like the universal things the best. If Anne Shirley had her Lake of Shining Waters and Emily Moon had her Wind Woman, then I have train whistles and crow caws and bell tolls, swing sets and tree knolls and creaky floors.
I found writing under a tree in a park, the modulating voice of my mother making stories. Her stories were always about us, my brother and me, and being so accustomed to living in a story made it natural to make a home there. So, I’ve always written in some form. I wrote stories growing up. Poems in my teen years. And now I notice things and mull them over until they spill out onto a page, and I understand myself better by it. Like Flannery O'Connor, "I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say."
But mostly, I write about belief and the way that leads to who we're becoming. That encompasses most things in life, which is just narrow enough to suit me. I love God, and I love His word. I find Him in Scripture and long walks and whispers in the wind. You might too.
I hope you’ll stick around and read some posts, you’ll know me best by those.