June 27, 2013

Blogging Through Flogging - Brenda J Wood

St. Paul self-published his way through manuscript after manuscript, continuing to write through every kind of pain and suffering. He wrote even when he didn't know if anyone would read. He wrote because he wanted the world to know truth, no matter the cost to himself.

Forty lashes, administered five times
Beaten with rods three times
Stoned once
Shipwrecked three times
A night and a day in the deep
Perils of every kind
Hungry, cold, weary and naked
And even worse? The care of the churches

Dear writing readers... We have no idea what suffering for our craft means. Are we willing to find out? Will we write when no one reads? Will we self-publish  and if necessary,give away our books to those who need truth? Will we endure when the reviews are terrible? Will we take rejection with a grin?

There is only one way to find out. Keep on writing, no matter what.

Brenda J Wood


  1. Brenda,

    I enjoyed reading your post and thinking about Paul as a writer and all he went through and still wrote letter after letter.

    What if, indeed, he had decided life was just to hard to sit down and share the truths Jesus had given him. That is too awful to think, isn't it? Where would we be?

    Let's just keep on writing, as you say, no matter what.

  2. Paul certainly set the bar high! We really have nothing to complain about...

  3. Brenda, thank-you. Sometimes we need to hear these words to keep plugging along! It is not our own glory and accomplishment that we are seeking, but to God be the glory as we build for eternity! I will read Paul's writings with a new appreciation after reading this!
    God Bless.

  4. Your blog reminds us how avid Paul was in writing his story so others might learn the power of his conversion.

    In My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers uses the term co-crucifixion. In Galations 2:20, Paul says, "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. . ."

    Paul writing throughout all circumstances, puts our feeble excuses to shame.


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