For many, writing is essential to life. Like water, like air.
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Beyond All Second Causes

Dear <<First Name>>,

It was Susanna Spurgeon who wrote: "The soul that has learned the blessed secret of seeing God's hand in all that concerns it, cannot be a prey to fear, it looks beyond all second causes, straight into the heart and will of God, and rests content, because He rules."

For many, writing is essential to life, like water, like air. But likewise, writing can be a scary thing we experience. It can paralyze us as we sit in front of a blank page. But knowing God's power and magnificence in our lives allows us to be content, to rest in Him and bring our thoughts and ideas into written form. If we can be certain of the blessings God imparts upon us, then we can know we're able to confidently pursue our writing with one act alone: to begin.

No matter how ambivalent you may be about your writing, we hope these articles inspire you to begin right where you find yourself:
  • Carol M at Journey and Destination comments that putting the right books into her children's hands helped them develop their thoughts and ideas and bring them to birth. "Oral narration allows a late reader or struggling writer to perceive and articulate ideas without the encumbrance of putting them down on paper until they are at a stage of readiness."
  • Jody Hedlund places showing and telling on the balance. She says that as writers grow, they begin to learn more about themselves and eventually come upon their unique voice, while not over-telling or under-telling in their writing.
  • Jeff Goins gives insight into what a dream is versus a calling. He exhorts readers to not procrastinate but to rather do something to further your calling.

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Making the Most of Life

A soldier asks his General for permission to give their enemy a drink of water as they lie wounded after a bloody battle. In Making the Most of Life by J.R. Miller, it would seem like a sure death to do something like this, but not for Richard Kirkland who can no longer endure the pleading cries for water from the enemy. When permission is granted, no wound comes over Kirkland as he steps into enemy territory and, surprisingly, is welcomed. Kirkland's mercy covers his enemies with blankets, their heads are pillowed by his hands as he straightens their mangled limbs. What is so special about this soldier and this story? "There is more grandeur in five minutes of self-renunciation than in a whole lifetime of self-interest and self-seeking."
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