My name is Flo Belanger and I started Heart Rest because I love to write and several people have asked me to share my story. While I find the thought of writing my life story to be quite intimidating, I felt that through a blog format I could share my thoughts, insights, and life experiences in such a way that would be “drops in the bucket” as my Grandpa used to call it. I intend to publish a new article twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday) and I hope that people will be able to take just a few minutes out of their day to read and think about what I’ve written. My prayer is that at some point something that I’ve written will touch your heart and encourage your soul.
I don’t claim to be an expert on anything really…I am simply sharing what I’ve learned through the years and perhaps some new thoughts that are circulating in my head. My desire is that together we can learn and process these things and that we will be encouraged to grow in our lives to be better people and more caring toward others.
I do have some training (for those to whom this is important). I started by getting a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and have continued through self-study and courses to improve upon that knowledge. While learning with our minds is important, it is how we apply what we’ve learned in everyday life that shows what really matters. I have worked in several non-profit organizations in different capacities ranging from employee to director on the Board, locally and nationally. I have also been self-employed in publishing design and layout as well as one-on-one tutoring for people seeking re-assigned employment.
My relationship with God is vitally important to me and it will influence all my writing in that my life is impacted by it on a daily basis. Whether you believe the way I do or not, I believe we can all learn from each other and respect each other in whatever place we are in our journey of faith.
So, come join me on this adventure and let’s see where the path takes us!!