Connie’s Facebook Groups
It’s too easy to just check my daily Bible reading off the to-do list without bringing what I learned into the rest of my day. I want to look at the mirror of the Word of God and remember what I’m supposed to look like when I walk away. In this group, I share what I’m learning with you in a way that uplifts, brings new insight, and sheds a little light in a dark world.
C. E. White’s Backstory
Before I had yet learned to read, I got mad at my older siblings because they often preferred to read rather than play with me. I announced that reading was boring, anyone who liked it was a boring person, and I would never like it.
When I did learn to read, I quickly discovered my sister’s Nancy Drew books and found them riveting. But I didn’t want anyone to know since I had boldly pronounced reading boring. No matter that none of them probably cared or even remembered that I’d said so.
I hid under the covers at night reading with a flashlight not—like most children—because I was supposed to be sleeping, but because I was hiding my big secret—reading was fun!
Never underestimate the power of example. If I hadn’t seen my siblings reading all the time, I might never have discovered this joy!
Reading became more important to me when I was about eleven. I started seeing truth in stories and seeing myself in characters in ways that helped me make sense of the world. I learned things that have shaped who I am into adulthood. I think that’s why I started writing middle grade, and why it’s my favorite. I remember reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett all in one sitting and reading The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis over and over again.
I never expected to delve into picture books or non-fiction, but the Lord leads and we follow! God has also opened the door for some speaking engagements in churches, and though it’s not something I ever expected I would do, I prayerfully consider invitations.
In everything I write and every word I say, my hope is to glorify him, express truth in ways that help others make sense of the world, and hopefully, entertain a little.
I hope you enjoy my worlds and my thoughts!
—C. E. White