Friday, April 3, 2009

The Writer's Porch

My career, ministry, hobby and passion can all be summed up in one word—writing. It all began when I was a child. Somewhere around the age of 11, I discovered reading. No, I learned to read in 1st grade, but in 5th grade I found delight in reading. Stories carried me away—away from my life in a dysfunctional home. Books taught me tidbits of information that teachers droned on about during stuffy classroom time. The powers of words transformed my life.

At age 15 my stepmother insisted that I take “typing” in school. She said I would need the skill later in life so that I could be a great executive secretary. (She was correct in that assessment. I was my husband’s secretary for 17 years.) However, as I learned to type, words flowed into my head. Thoughts pounded their way onto paper. At fifteen, I asked for a typewriter for Christmas. After receiving the prized gift, I would lock myself away in my room to write. Story lines leapt from my fingers. I punched out poems.

Were my words profound? NO, but my writing passion had begun. I dreamed of authoring a book. But then life happened: marriage, children, and career. However, the burning ember of my dream to write resided in my soul. Eventually, it flamed into an intense passion again. I knew it was time for me to write—write for my ministry, my career and as my hobby because writing was a calling of God on my life—my purpose. When I think of A Purpose Driven Life, I equate that with my purpose to write.

I know that many of you reading this blog feel exactly the same way about writing, so every Friday we’ll chat about our passion—writing. Will you join me on The Writer’s Porch each Friday?

So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 NLT)


National Day of Prayer - NEVADA said...

Yes, Suzanne,
I'll be dropping by to catch you on the porch.
Virginia Douglas, Remember Mercy

Jerralea said...

Sounds interesting. I'll drop by on Fridays.