Why I Do What I Do - How P40 Ministries came to be

"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11

Recently, I have been working through The Business Boutique by Christy Wright. It has been a game-changer for me. As you will notice, I have been making a lot of subtle changes to the P40 Ministries website over the past week or so. (Be sure to check out the new purpose statement, the updated privacy, return, and exchange policies, and also the new look to the "Publications" page.) I am making all these subtle changes because I finally understand the reason why I do what I do.

This might sound like an odd statement to you. How could I have run P40 Ministries for over a year without knowing why I do it? Well, it's more common than you might think. People often rush into a dream, plan, or idea without really understanding the reason why they might have those dreams, plans, and ideas. I fell into this category. I knew it was a dream of mine to write for a living... but I didn't understand why I wanted to write, or even what to write about. In fact, the previous blogs I had in the past all failed. I figured that becoming a full-time author was nothing but a pipe dream.

Then 2019 hit. It was the time when I felt purposeless. I desperately wanted to feel like what I was doing had a meaning, yet I didn't. I felt lost, ashamed, embarrassed, among all sorts of other negative feelings. I still had a dream of being an author, but I didn't even believe such a dream was attainable. But, in spite of my negative feelings, I started a blog anyway to see what might happen. That blog was called Out of the Mire. Eventually, that blog became known as P40 Ministries.

Now, after almost two years, I finally have a solid grasp as to why I work so hard at P40 Ministries - and why I love it. It's the reason why I write, blog, podcast, illustrate, and create, among other things.