Nothing and no one inspires like the living active Word of God so it can’t help but lead the way!
God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us” (Eph 3:20, The Message).
Why write? Because you’re alive and breathing and the natural world is a miraculous place that needs to be loved and celebrated and remembered. You do this by paying attention and writing down what you see and hear and smell and touch and taste. Sometimes it’s that simple. -Mark Doty
I think back over the past weeks and the many excuses I’ve made to shortchange my quiet time with the Lord. It’s no wonder my writing is not bearing fruit. I have been trying to do it in my strength instead of His. -Marlene Bagnull, Write His Answer
I am learning to see loneliness as a seed that, when planted deep enough, can grow into writing that goes back out into the world. -Kathleen Norris, A Year of Writing Dangerously
I have spent a good many years since — too many, I think — being ashamed
about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost
every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been
accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write
(or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to
make you feel lousy about it, that’s all.
-Stephen King, On Writing
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