Let Me Explain

Hello friends,

Today I had a post planned that was verrrry silly. It had a Jim Halpert gif as the featured image and it was all about my struggles as a bookworm with no time to read (because college makes all your reading time studying time and bleh). This is all very well and good because silly gifs are a very important part of life.

(Just a note: this post ended up being my Odyssey article for the week. I’m busy, man. So busy.)


However, I was just looking over some old Word files from sometime last year. They were calls to people I had no platform to reach. They were pourings of my heart. It was Jesus and sadness and longing to get the word out there.

And I just realized something big has been missing and I need to address it now.

So many things have been coming together lately. God has been opening so many new doors. I have platforms (very, very small platforms, but I know that doesn’t matter).

With the building of this blog, I’ve been preparing myself to open my mouth and start speaking.

But I know inside that the first thing I have to tell you is the truth. My truth. Who I am.

Here we go.


My name is Brooke Elizabeth Smoke and I am a child of God. I believe in Jesus, who saved me from my filth and made me brand new. I believe the Holy Spirit dwells in me and warms my soul like hot soup in your tummy on a cold day because that is what love feels like.

I believe in a happy ending with sunshine dancing in our eyes and between our fingers. I believe the hard things prepare us for the sunshine. I believe that life is going to be so hard, but it is going to be so worth it. I believe the good memories will always be worth more than the bad ones. I believe love — real, backbreaking, selfless love — is the most important thing.

I believe the Bible is true and that Jesus is going to stick it out until the end because He’s just that kind of guy. I believe in a God that is very hard to summarize (ahem, impossible) in one blog post. I think I’ll be writing words about Him for the rest of my life.

And I’m not really crazy. I mean, kind of– but all the best people are, right?

This is who I am. This is the most important thing. This is what my life will always be about. This is what has been missing.


And so hello, it’s nice to meet you. This is my blog and we will talk about books and writing and the things that really matter.

I might post these things I’ve written — the ones that inspired this post. They make my heart swell with the importance of them. They were things that I let lose urgency in my mind.


Maybe I will post them. Maybe I’ll write more. This blog is largely going to be me experimenting and just writing whatever I feel is important to write.

For now, I’m glad to have met you. And no matter what I post after this, I’m so glad that you know the truth about me. It’s good that you do.


Thanks for reading, you lovely human.


{Photo credit:  For His Glory Photography}


3 thoughts on “Let Me Explain

  1. Greeting! You beautiful human being! I has come your blog and it has fulfilled my likings. This is my love to you! ❤

    (Enough with the jist hai Cookie ^^ Sarah Bear loves you!)


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