Writer Spotlight: An interview with M. M. Sierra Moir

Kimberley Payne
Jul 19 · 6 min read
Personal photo of M. M. Sierra Moir

As a publication on Medium, we have grown to over 80 writers in half a year. We are excited to see what God is doing to get His Word out there.

Through this interview series, we want to share with you a little snapshot into the lives of our writers.

Marye Sierra Moir lives in Southern Ontario, Canada and joined Koinonia in February 2019. You’re invited to join us in learning a little bit about Sierra and what makes her tick.


When did you join Medium? What influenced your decision to join?

I am thinking I was called to join Medium after realizing that a favorite author, elle luna had posted her publication.

When did you join Koinonia? What attracted you to this publication?

Joining Medium based on my inspiration was funny to me. I wondered if I was inclined to join via God’s touch? Because, soon after, an invitation for writers to join Koinonia Publication was posted via Janis Cox in a FB group. A group which serves Christian writers, authors and artists. HA!

How long have you been writing and how did you come to it?

Mum would agree that I am a designer, of sorts, beginning at a young age and will continue to design & inspire creative works. Why? As a juvenile dance performer in Carole W.’s Dancing, I had read journalist’s reviews of our end-of-year shows. The photos, and words shared in those articles inclined my creative interests, meaning writing,… towards promoting and/or helping others in my community.

Who are some of the people who most influenced your decision to write?

Oh! That’s a loaded question. Ask Me! for details via DM, PM, or over coffee.

Where do you get your ideas? What inspires you?

Christ Himself directed my writing, photography, creative designs for His Glory and the Father’s Work.

In my role today, Christian Resources at a local religious building, I would say my inspiration comes from focusing on their community vision and their mission statement. Simply put, I would like to promote 1. a sense of belonging to one’s own church family, 2. being open to daily spiritual growth, and 3. serving in a spirit of holiness as we were served in Christ.

What do you like most / least about writing?

My passion in becoming Christlike affects my publications. So, much of the content in my posts or stories have a common theme(s):
These perspectives on Christlikeness are mine.
They’re maturing as I walk via faith.
I am NOT another you, and I don’t wanna be another you.

You may have already recognized that which challenges me as an writer:
G-r-a-m-m-a-r.
Huh, I meant to say being concise, clear, spartan-like in my wording,
jargon, themes, etc.

How do you balance professional time with personal time?

I stepped-out of the paid workforce in 2009. So, I have personal time, daily.
If I consider the time contributing to my community as Christian Resources Technician in a religious building… then, I’d admit I’ve learned to work-from-home.
My household comes second to only Christ.

Personal photo of M. M.Sierra Moir

What Medium publications/writers are you currently following?

On Medium I spend less user-time than Instagram. Thus I would like to follow writers who inspire originality, Christlikeness, and spiritual maturity.

What are some of your favorite things? What makes you unique?

Gonna ‘pop’ the 1956 RED BALLOON, you may remember the proverbial fantasy of a child’s journey pursing a balloon caught in the wind… I was a helper in a local floral shop one Springtime. I learned that celebration is key to our community.

How is your faith reflected in your writing?

Publications from me are allegorical of the biblical sea in Revelation. The sea of chaos will become clear, be sanctified via faith in the Christ. Perhaps that mystical concept of ‘transparency’ will be spiritually transfigured into holiness… gentle & terrifying!

What are some things you learned from your own writing? From others?

I perceive that I am learning to expect abundant spiritual & natural rewards from sharing publications on my perspective of Christlike nature from daily godly experience(s) in my community. Others have taught me to promote or act justly (speak His Truth), show and/or promote mercy (be His Light), and share my journey or walk humbly with Him (engage the World His Way).

What is your ultimate writing goal?

I can’t truly say that the Lord God has been specific in what my writing future will have near the climax. Praise to my Savior, Lord Jesus for being a subject that is TRUSTWORTHY and the TRUTH [Rev. 22:1–7] for Christ-believers today.

What advice do you have for a newbie on Medium?

My celebrations as a writer are of a more whimsical nature. <W-H-A-T ?>
By that I mean, I have received the gift of God’s Spirit deepening & refining my creative endeavors. Christ is making them reflect His desires for us [mankind] and better able to meet our inherent needs for a sense of community. Today, my stories or posts or comments have lots of scriptural affections. Which I’ve felt His Spirit encouraging me to add personal content i.e. I perceive from that scripture or My perspective is…
Thus, the reader receives a deeper perspective of my personal faith journey.

My advice to newbies:

GRASP GODLY GRACE,
IT’S ABUNDANT FOR THOSE WHO SEEK CHRIST.

Personal photo of MM Sierra Moir’s dog

14. Where else can we find you on the Internet? Do you have a website, blog, Pinterest board etc?

Sierra’s Creativity Blog

Facebook

Twitter


Thanks, Marye Sierra Moir for sharing a little bit of yourself with us today!

Stay tuned as we will be continuing our writer spotlight series with interviews of each of our other writers on Koinonia.

We are grateful for the fantastic writers we have and invite you to follow each of them: Mary Hood, Salau Shinamide Samuel, Sue-ellen Howe, Noemi McElearney, Mukkove Johnson, Marye Sierra Moir, Ida Adams, Karen Toews, Jack Heimbigner, Connie Mae Inglis, Barbara Radisavljevic, Bett Harris, Terry Palmer, Dr. Kevin Osborne, Callie Quinones, Steph Beth Nickel, Writing River, Kristen Power, Helen Olivier, M.M. O’Keefe, Violet Escalera, Ruth Ann Holloway-Adams, Gloria Lynn, Marcia Laycock, Jessica Archuleta, Phyllis Romero, Diane Tatum, Andrew Garofalo, Donnell King, Dihanne Moore, Susan Elizabeth Henson, Ron Mahler, Wordsmith Haven, Jim Wolstenholm, Ally Holland, Jacqueline Fazal, Glen Mitchell, Aletia Xerri, Corinne Mordaunt, Tracy Gerhardt-Cooper, Ed Elliott, tiala kichu, Carole Tansley, Mary Gallagher, Lin Cochran Burgin, Trip Kimball, Nancy Varner, Brandon Abbott, Valentine Nnebe, Linda Fode, Paul Phillips, Gordon Mc Farland, Linda Jo Martin, Colin Pearce, Mishael Witty, Christina Ward 🌻, Cynthia Johnson, DMin, Debby Curreen, Carol Harrison, Diane Stephenson, Amanda Balkema, Amanda Dzimianski, John Thomas, Mukti Masih, Leona J. Atkinson, Corey Howse, Gregory Alan, Jeff Titterington, Samita Mistry 🇨🇦😊, Ryan Fan, Connie Gibson, Darren T.A., Pamela J. Nikodem, MS, Jocelyn Soriano, Linda Todd, Bill DuBay Jr. ⚡️, Thomas E. McDaniels, Paul Gallagher, Janis Cox and Kimberley Payne.

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