Matthew 17:20, my favorite verse. "... If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you."

Monday, April 16, 2012

Healing Through Writing

An acquaintance of mine recently accomplished na-no-wri-mo. Which simply means she wrote a book in a month. She was quite excited and very proud of her accomplishment and sought publication. Since then, however, she's changed her mind about publishing her work. She said it served its purpose. It healed her through many hurts and enabled her to put them behind her. And because of this, other members of her family are trying their hand at writing in hopes of working through personal pain and resentments of their own.

Though not everyone is meant to be published, everyone should try their hand at writing. Conversations you could never have in the open, are possible through pen. Feelings that you would never want to admit to, a character can and through your imagination you can lead that character to healing and unknowingly, heal yourself.

If you find you fit this scenario, don't be too quick to shove that manuscript in the closet. Pray about it. Maybe it was meant to reach others. And if your skin isn't thick enough to endure the possibilities of rejection by the traditional publishing world, try your hand at self-publishing. You never know whom you might bless!

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