I read many stories that attempt
to illuminate and Fail.
To set a soul vertical, upward
toward Heaven, one must allow
the soul to write.
This month I am participating
in an online writing project. As I contemplated what I
would submit, I thought about The Master's Artist. I
thought about you and what this project really could
mean if we... I thought...
photo courtesy of my friend, MrFresh
If today was my last on this Earth, what would I want to say to my world, my daughter, my loves, my friends, my family, to My Master? And I cried until those words came from me.
See. I've been selfish. I've been spoiled. I've been prodigal.
Everyday I should write with this thought in mind. Everyday I should write what my soul cries out, because not one day has God promised me. Not one day. Yet, I have squandered so many days, blog posts, manuscripts, words of encouragement to my friends, words of love to my child, and opportunities to pray. I haven't looked as my writing as a gift or as my life as a gift...just running a rat race. But like that picture of an overlook near Talafofo Falls and Yokoi Cave in Guam things this beautiful and right--our writing/our art-- shouldn't be taken for granted.
It stops today. Selah.
Pray with me and for me. Tonight I will be a guest host on the Black Author's Network Radio Show. Every Monday for a while, in fact, I will be discussing Christian Fiction news, book buzz, events, and other info from my blog, Christian Fiction , as well as events and popular chatter at The Christian Fiction Network. Vertical living, worship thru writing, and using social media to fellowship with our readers are very important topics to me. I have also created a subgroup of CFN called Vertical Promotion Club. It's focus is to help The Master's Artist understand social media and how to use it with spiritual discernment. I invite you to subscribe to the blog, join the network, and be a praying without ceasing part of the movement.
To participate in Liz Strauss of Successful Blog's 25 Words of Work/Life Wisdom Writing Project click the link.
Dee Stewart is a writing diva mother, News Editor for Hope for Women Magazine, inspirational book reviewer for Romantic Times Magazine, and owner of Christian Fiction Blog and The Christian Fiction Network. Her writings have appeared in: Spirit Led Woman, Gospel Today, Good Girl Book Club, The Dabbling Mum, Atlanta Christian Family, Mosaic Literary, Precious Times, Vertical Fix just a few. Visit her at Christian Fiction. Follow her on Twitter at DeeGospel