For the Writer’s Heart

For the Writer’s Heart:

“And working together with Him,

we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain—”


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“Will Daddy be home for Christmas, Mommy?” The little girl’s pixie-face, framed in blonde braids, glowed brighter than the star on top of the Christmas tree. She was unaware of the gifts he would bring for her and her older brother. She just wanted Daddy home. Imagine her joy when Daddy arrived home with a gift for her and her brother tucked under each arm.

That little girl—all grown up with grandchildren and a great-grandson—still has the doll Daddy gifted her with that Christmas. The gift was not given or received in vain. For the worth of the gift wasn’t found in the doll but the love that brought it to her.

As writers, the business of writing has the potential to overshadow the grace God has given us to pen words that extend his love to our readers. God has graced us with the privilege of giving gifts of his love by calling us  to partner with him to tell his story of love to the world. Each word we write, each edit we work through, each piece of marketing we labor over, are proof of the love that compels us to keep on telling God’s story. God’s grace is not in vain to us as we give him our best.

“Therefore, my beloved brethren,

be steadfast, immovable,

always abounding in the work of the Lord,

knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 15:58


4 thoughts on “For the Writer’s Heart

  1. I love how you express why we believing writers write. If only one person gets a touch from the Lord through my writing I will feel like I have achieved why God has me writing. The words, “thank you for your post, I needed that today”.

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    1. And you have blessed and encouraged me today. We truly do need to remember we write for an audience of one-well maybe two. God first, then the one he wants to send it to. Thank you.


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