"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path" (Psalm 119;105 NIV).
I know this is a rather brief blog post this month. In spite of the brevity I trust that it is still up to the standards of our InScribe group.
I’m not skilled enough in writing to give people advice or insight regarding “the business end of writing.” Quite frankly, my life and that of my family, is consumed by challenges right now. I have not taken time to keep up my blog firstname.lastname@example.org for a while either. My concentration is not what I would like it to be. I do, however, encourage anyone who has a passion to write to keep writing. Write what you can as you can and love it.
Not too many months ago Sheila Webster, the editor of FellowScript magazine contacted me and asked me to write an article. The topic was to focus on an ethical approach to human pain. I entitled the article “An Ethical Approach to Human Pain and Writing”. It was included in the Nov. 2015 edition of the magazine.
I mention the opportunity of writing an article not to brag but to thank God and Sheila for the opportunity. To me, it came out of the blue so to speak. It is the first time I have been published. It is a door God opened! My hope is that an experience like this would encourage other people not to give up! Keep working away at your writing. Gather the words that you love and that love you to see what a gift your writing will be to others.
At this juncture in my life I am plugging away at my writing. Words I love are coming together to help produce something meaningful I hope and pray will bless others. My work and a ministry I am directing at my church for grieving people are taking a lot of my emotional energy. Our family also needs my wife and I at this time. The wonderful thing is words still find their way on to a page reminding me that I am a writer. The words have not forgotten me and bring me comfort!
Dear InScribe friends, I pray you will continue to bless each other and your readers. You are a blessing to me and I thank God for you!