I started this blog one month ago, and now I think I’m a writer. I am laughing about it.
WHY DO I THINK I’M A WRITER?
I think, therefore I am. Because I want to be. I’ve always wanted to be. So now I am.
I ACTUALLY HAVE SOME CREDENTIALS
I’ve had a publication rejected. Apparently, that’s a pre-requisite for being a real writer.
I made an A in freshman comp. Too bad I was ridiculed for describing someone’s voice as hot fudge over a sundae. Gag!
I served on the editorial board for a medical publication and wrote editorial pieces. I have submitted a four part series of articles for publication in that same journal.
I wrote and taught a Bible study that my church “published” on the copier.
I enjoy speaking, too. I’ve written all my own stuff.
Most of all I have journaled for years. I have lots of unique observations and perspectives, cool experiences and agonies. I view life as an object lesson.
Now I really hope you are laughing with me.
I HAVE AN EDITOR
She has a red pen and she’s not afraid to use it. She tries to teach me the “rules.” I have learned to put the period inside the quotation marks.
I pay her in pears – the good kind.
WHY I WRITE
For me, it’s therapeutic. For you, I hope it’s encouragement. Encouraging others is my spiritual gift. My calling is to be transparent. You may learn from the successes of others, but more likely you can identify with their failures. I’ve got a book full of failures. I hope we can relate. It makes me feel a little exposed, but it’s worth it if I can make your journey through life a little better.
“For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you…and for all who have not seen me in person. I want their hearts to be encouraged, and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery – Christ. All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him” Colossians 2:1-3 HCSB
THE BIRD IN THE PICTURE IS A PIECE OF ART
It’s handcrafted by Agelio Batle and made entirely of graphite. It is exquisite and it really writes, although I’m saving it. A friend gave it to me since, “You are a writer.” See, I knew I was. If there is any doubt, ask my mom. She thinks I am fabulous.
WHAT HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE?
Do you know your spiritual gift?
If not, go to my page “Spiritual gifts” for a description and see what resonates with you and your personality (it’s in the sidebar). Nothing is more fulfilling.
I pray that the perception of your mind may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength. Ephesians 1:181-9 NIV
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