Our written words matter. Lisa Buffaloe is back this Mixing-It-Up Monday with some great affirmation. Read on! ~ Annette
By Lisa Buffaloe
All writers have their purpose and reasons for writing. Sitting and typing for hours, days, weeks, months, and years, doesn’t come without a source of passion. Perhaps ideas niggle at your brain and won’t allow you to take a shower without jotting some idea on the shower wall. Or your thoughts and words bubble up all the time and need an outlet.
Maybe your writing stems from a heart-breaking situation. And even though life was tough, God brought you through to the other side, and now you want to help others. You can ask a million writers and come up with a million reasons. There is this need to communicate, to share, and to connect with others through the written word. As writers, we want to make a difference, leave a mark, and change a life.
I have e-mails, cards, and letters I’ve kept for decades. The words written gave me hope, encouragement, kept me from doing something I’d regret, gave me guidance and wisdom, or gave me joy.
Whether someone is a best-selling author or a blogger in a remote corner of the earth, every word written touches lives. You were created for a purpose. Write with purpose.
LisaBuffaloe is writer, speaker, happily-married mom, and host for Living Joyfully Free Radio. Her past experiences—molestation by a baby-sitter, assault, rape by a doctor, divorce, being stalked, cancer, death of loved ones, seven surgeries, and eleven years of chronic illness from Lyme Disease—bless her with a backdrop to share about God’s unending love and that through Him we find healing, restoration, and renewal. She is the author of Prodigal Nights (2011 Women of Faith Writing Contest Finalist), Grace for the Char-Baked and a contributing author of TheOne Year Book of Joy and Laughter.