February 7, 2014


Five Minute Friday: WRITE

Whew, funny this should come up. Writing has been my ocean these past two weeks, surrounding me, sometimes drowning me, sometimes carrying me far away and then back again. Taking a writing course can be an exhilarating, terrifying challenge. Especially for someone who has never known if she truly has some kind of talent.

I have a gift, and I want to use it for Him. This course is teaching me that to use it well takes steady work, wide eyes, and a little bit of brave. I love that thinking about writing makes my eyes snap open to the world, because sometimes I wear very dark sunglasses. So I plod along, working the words like clay, being worked like clay by the Word, and finding great joy in the penning.

Fear is ever present. But here, in the writing, I think I am gleaning more courage than anywhere before.

So write on, push the pen,
and be pushed
by a greater pen
in the hand of the
One who gave you
and life,
and greater love.


  1. I am your neighbor at 5 Minute Friday. This is lovely and beautiful and just what I needed. Isn't it cool how the Lord works like that...I link next to someone that writes just what I need. You do have talent...I love the ocean imagery you used at the beginning.

    So nice to visit here.

  2. I am so happy you stopped by, and honored to have been His means for your encouragement. :) Thank you for your kind words!

  3. I love your imaginery of an ocean related to writing. I too feel it encompasses me and holds me up. Thanks for sharing.

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