Discerning Your Gift from the Spirit…

Today I lectored at Mass and read the second reading for Ascension Sunday from Ephesians; it was where Jesus said we were all called to use our gifts: “…grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift…he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers…”; and the homily given based on the reading struck me; Deacon Tommy Watts who gave it said we are not meant to do everything…but to do one thing well. I needed to hear that because I tend to want to do many things – and then end up doing a halfway job on them instead of focusing on doing one thing well. I believe that “one thing” (for now) is writing Christian novels (modern-day stories based on Bible stories). I think we are all called – but few are chosen because few say “yes” to the call. I’m glad I have heard my calling – now I just need to keep doing the work of getting the message out! (and thank you to all who encourage me by your wonderful reviews!) Being an author is a lonely path so your feedback is much appreciated!

Michele Chynoweth


  1. C Connelly on May 21, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Uderstanding where our talents lay is sometimes a great problem. Hoiw nice you know that writing is the talent you need to develope and use.You go girl!! Hugs, Carol

    • michelechynoweth1 on May 22, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      You are the best friend a girl can ask for…you understand me and where I’m coming from and I can’t say that about many people in my life. Thank you!!

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