I asked God to break my heart (and a bittersweet announcement)

I wrote a piece for The Orange County Register about my trip to Bolivia. They are graciously running it online, in print and on their iPad app. You can read it here: I Asked God to Break My Heart.

This is the last column I will write for the OC Register. The trip to Bolivia changed my entire life and I’ve been re-examining everything, figuring out where to go from here. I want to open more time in my schedule for volunteer work. I’ve also decided that the most efficient use of my writing time is best dedicated solely to this blog. Additionally, I would love to write a book. I simply can’t do that when my writing schedule is stretched too tightly. So, I’ve decided to let my column go. That said, I’m deeply grateful to my lovely editor, Roxanne Hack, for her inspiration and encouragement. The OC Register will always have a special place in my heart. And thank you to everyone who read and supported me along the way. This is a bittersweet ending. But I’m hopeful for new beginnings. Much love. xo, EE.

  • http://marlataviano.com Marla Taviano

    Beautiful piece, Elizabeth. I spent 10 days in Cambodia last July and came back feeling the exact same way. And I will never, ever, ever go back to the way I was. Thank you for sharing your heart, God’s heart.

  • http://hereisthechurch.wordpress.com Allie

    So eloquent. I’m sure I speak for many here when I say that just reading about your experiences is stirring something within me – hopefully I can make it into more change,

  • http://bunkersdown.com Ami

    I am impressed with your ability to ‘prune’ your life and activities. So often in our lives we have to make a choice, not between something good or bad, but between two things that are good. It is hard and it requires us to take a good look at our lives and to open our heart up to God’s plan.
    Good luck.

  • Amy

    Thank you so much for letting God break your heart. I think your experience will help break many other hearts, including mine.

    And can I just go ahead and preorder your book now? ;)

    • http://www.elizabethesther.com elizabeth

      Ah, if ONLY I knew just precisely what that book is supposed to be!! lOLOLOLOL

  • Pamela

    AWESOME article.

    I’m sad that you’re giving up your column. BUT if you must trim something out of your schedule, am VERY happy that you decided to keep this blog up & going. Happy, happy, happy!!