Empathizing with Job

I’m reading through the book of Job in my devotions right now, and today while reading chaper 19 these two verses popped out: “Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!” Job 19:23-24…

Changes and Diversions

When I saw this sign on a busy London street, I immediately thought of my writing and had to snap a picture. How often I’m diverted from sitting down and just writing! I start in on my novel and decide I should stop and read a book…or two…first for research. I start again and get…

A Love Letter

Though I have two books waiting for me on my Kindle app, I prefer holding a book in my hand (besides, my favorite place to read is in the bathtub–a dangerous place for my iPhone). I have books stacked about waiting their turn to have center stage, even if for just a short time, in…

Writing What You Love

One day many years back I wrote on a piece of paper a list of as many things I could think of that I love. The list did not include people but rather things that I liked to do, liked to look at, and that appealed to my senses. For example, stained-glass windows were on that list. Though actually…