We are delighted to welcome InScribe member Steph Nickel as our Guest Blogger today.
What do you want your books/writings to make happen inside your readers? What have you discovered about yourself or your writing through answering this question?
Those were the questions we were asked to fuel our posts and immediately my mind went to the following poem, which originally appeared on my blog, Steph Nickel's Eclectic Interests, in November of last year.
While I would love to have more subscribers, that is not my focus.
I write for one . . . the one I can encourage; the one I can build up; the one I can share my heart with.
I write for one . . . the one who needs a smile; the one who needs a friend; the one who needs assurance that they are loved.
Does my writing accomplish what I hope it will? I pray so. And most importantly, I pray my words accomplish God's purposes in the hearts of my readers.
If my poem encourages your heart, today you are that one.
Writing for One
There are billions of people on Planet Earth,
Millions zipping through Cyberspace.
Perhaps I could reach hundreds
But who do I really write for?
I write for one.
One I can cheer,
One I can come alongside,
Offer a hand,
One I can warm with a smile,
Touch with a look,
Strengthen with a hug.
Is the world brighter,
Because of my words?
If I have touched one life . . .
Steph Beth Nickel is the co-author of former Paralympian Deborah L. Willows’ memoir, Living Beyond My Circumstances. For Steph, life is all about relationships. A dear friend once said her tagline should read “riding shotgun” because, in her many eclectic interests, she seeks to come alongside others and encourage them. She blogs at http://stephseclecticinterests.wordpress.com/