Meet Celeste…

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My name is Celeste Elizabeth, or you can call me Leste, and I am so glad that you’re here!

A few quick things about me…

I’ve been writing, informally, my entire life. In journals, on blogs, in class…and periodically neglecting the academic writing of homework assignments. For awhile, I thought I could write songs. I love music, it was clear I can keep a beat and enjoy a sweet tune but I might not necessarily be gifted enough to create it.

I started my first blog when I was seventeen. And the only reason I am really here is because enough people have told me that this is my “thing“.

I’m an introvert and a homebody but I borderline on extrovert and adventurer. I believe in rest and spontaneity.

I tried to learn a few things from earning my BA in Communication which has lead me to be the Communication Director and Creative Programmer for a local church in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs. #COSiloveyou

I’m a sucker for a Hobby Lobby 40% off sale and a good crock pot recipe.

Did I mention coffee? Coffee is another one of my “things”.

I have a heart for stories and words threaded together to make them resonate in those deep places. This blog started three years ago (what!?) as “Leste’s Love” just because I wanted to tell stories of love, of meaning, of treasure even in the hard parts…

I was sitting in a coffee shop with one of my friends and he asked me…why do you write? And I told him because I love piecing things (words) together, and I love creating threads of stories. I began thinking about what place I wanted this blog to be, where I thought it had importance.

In Ecclesiastes 4, the first half talks about the state of the world. Our motivation of envy and how our life can be wasted in worry. The second half talks about why we work. I have learned at a young age that work can’t be our identity, it can’t be our life. While it’s important to work hard, without the presence of people…of friends, community, of God, love…we are chasing after wind.

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” – v. 4 

Strands threaded together make a cord. Something strong, stable, connected.

Words threaded together create stories.

And I think the more words and stories we share…about God, with God, with people…the more deeply we know both God and people but also we aren’t as easily broken. When the hard and the messy comes we can mourn and we can feel and we can hurt, but we know we won’t stay there.

We know we are a part of a bigger story. 

So if you are here to read something, I pray that it connects with you.

If you are here inquiring about writing, creative processes, or communication strategy I would love to hear from you.

Or maybe you just share in my passion for coffee, the outdoors, or singing loudly in the car, and in that case I would love to be friends!

Thank you for visiting, I hope you find something special here.

“The author that benefits you most is not the one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been struggling in you for utterance.”

-Oswald Chambers

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