Leah Jordan Meahl here! Let me share a little bit of my background. I grew up as a home-schooled kid. Looking back, I believe God was teaching me at a young age how to be different, even if the world thinks you’re strange. Fast forward twenty years, and though I’m not home-schooled, God’s made sure that I stay peculiar.
I’m a graduate of North Greenville University where, as it says in the slogan, “Christ Makes the Difference.” That certainly rings true for me, because throughout my college career, God worked great things in my heart. My life changed when Jesus became my priority. The more I challenged my relationship with Him, the more opportunities He gave me to love and care for others.
I majored in Writing and Theatre. I first realized I wanted to write when I was 13 years old as I hashed out my first “novel” in two weeks. My writing has always been my means for processing and my medium of ministry even when I didn’t realize it. If my words do anything, I’ll make sure they always points to God. For years I’ve been cradling many ideas while learning to hone my craft. I finally reached the pivotal step of publishing my first novella! (See ‘Books’ page) I can’t wait to publish more!
I grew up within a thriving community of theatre. My first big role, Brigitta in The Sound of Music, made me realize how much I love performing. While I was yet finding myself, I would escape into another person, typically someone bold and brave, all the while, God was preparing me to overcome my fears, so I could stand before your eyes and lead with His message.
Finally, I started this blog in 2014 after keeping a journal for a year on God’s involvement in my life. I realized I wanted to share how I’ve grown and the things I’ve learned from Jesus to help and inspire others entering into adulthood like me. My hope is for you to better understand the workings of Jesus in your life, to live in a deeper relationship with Him, and to walk according to the purpose He has laid out for you.
My life verse
“Draw close to God and He will draw close to you”