I started this blog in 2007 after attending a women’s conference called After Eve at McLean Bible Church. At the conference, the speakers encouraged the gathering of young women to stop putting off our dreams. The quote if I remember correctly is “You are not getting any younger!” A dream of mine since I was a little girl was to write so I took a cue from the conference and started this blog. I had just turned 30 that year, so I took this advice as a warning to stop siting on my hands and start writing!
I call the blog My Living Canvas because I wanted this to be a place where I could record my observations about life. When I started out, my focus was on God, Marriage, Missions, Music and Life as I know it. Since then I have expanded my topics as life seasons have changed and as I have grown to be braver in what I share.
A little about me… Christ follower, wife, mommy!!, daughter, volunteer, missionary, employee, southerner, world traveler, music lover, party thrower, cook, reader, writer, passionate, creative, loud, shy, visionary, idealist, silly, serious, sinfully reckless, wounded, striving toward humility, miraculously redeemed.
If you spend any time reading this stuff, I sincerely thank you for your time and I pray that you are encouraged by something you see here. I don’t pull any punches, and I speak from the truth of my own personal experiences. If you ever have any questions or want to talk about anything you see here feel free to contact me at annielauriewalters at gmail dot com.
Just in case the FTC actually knows my blog exists: I am an official book review blogger for Thomas Nelson publishing. They send me free books. I read the books and write what I think of the books on my blog. Not all books I write about on my blog come free from Thomas Nelson. If they do come from Thomas Nelson you will know because I always link to TN’s web site in my review. All other items that I review or talk about I pay for myself. I am not important enough to get a ton of free stuff. But if I do get something for free I promise to disclose that to you. Thanks for reading. – ALW
Legal stuff: I write for myself, and myself only. My views are my own and not necessarily the views of my employer. Thanks for making the distinction.