“Taking the time to write something down grounds us. Taking the time to write how we feel helps us to know how we feel.” Julia states in her chapter “The Right to Write”.
Writing keeps me in touch with my Father and myself. I journal, writing love notes to Jesus (or as L.L. writes, Love Notes to Yahweh). On the page I pour out the joys and disappointments of life. It is here I make the choice to stand firm during all seasons. For it is on the page I also hear the voice of my Beloved …
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
I read His words as love notes written to carry me through the journey. The Father’s words ground me, giving me a firm foundation to express, in words, all the emotions of living. Writing brings me freedom. Freedom to take the next step into my life by giving voice to joy and sorrow, to success and defeat, to the glory that is my life in Christ.
“I want us to remember we have choices and voices.” Julia says.
I agree, I want to remember there are choices and voices. Writing keeps me grounded – there are choices. It also gives me freedom to fly – giving voice to living.
HCS Book Club Post
Laura’s Follow Your Bliss
Glynn’s Looking for that Toy Radio
L. L.’s What I Should Be Writing
Cassandra’s High Stakes
Lyla’s Inside Out