Tia Norman


Embracing Silence, Sowing  Joy, Telling Stories

Ever felt like there's got to be more to life than this? Me too. So I started this blog to make note of my journey as I follow the tug in my heart toward more. 

And this crazy amazing thing started happening, the tug has turned into actual things that I'm doing, not for a living but for a life. So this is me, putting it all out there as I learn and grow and embrace an invitation to mystery. 

What's that all mean if we're talking in titles and who I am and what I do? Here's the short of it; I'm a single mom of two amazing kids, I worked in corporate America for a loooong time and then I was let go. The truth is I needed the push. 

Once I was let go, I decided I'd give myself 40 days to pour myself into my passions, also known as the tug I referred to earlier, and now I'm a pastor and a business owner. Still have the kids of course!  It wasn't all so quick and it wasn't all so simple. It has been so meaningful. 

I'm an avid reader and follower of Rob Bell. The title of my blog is an ode to the first chapter of his book, How To Be Herein which he describes how the blinking line (the cursor) on the blank page of a computer screen is, in a way, taunting us. 

He defines the blinking line as this.

Your blinking line is whatever sits in front of you waiting to be brought into existence.

This blog is your invitation to join me as I fill the pages of my life and it's also a challenge to be intentional with you move the cursor across the pages of yours.

My intention is to uplift, remind us of the inherent good that exists and help others honor the rhythm of life. I believe that Joy is our highest calling and the creative force that takes us beyond limitations into living the life and creating the world of our dreams.

The things you read here would have merely remained as ideas in my head without my Awakenings Movement family. They are a constant source of encouragement and an example of what it means to dream, believe and do. I am so grateful for each and every one of them. 

May your days be filled with compassion, your faith remain strong and Joy be your compass.