Today’s five minute Friday word is “inspire.” I have been inspired by several different people in my life time for different avenues of service. But for today, I am focusing on my inspiration to write.
I enjoy writing. I like to write poetry, stories and generally about the Bible.
People who have inspired me in writing are Lysa Terkeurst, I love how raw and real she is with her writing, Stuart Briscoe for Bible teaching, Harry Read and David Laegar for writing poetry. I also enjoy reading Ann Voskamp’s books.
Recently, I have been taking writing courses to better myself, thanks to Proverbs 31 ministries. I am really enjoying listening to the teaching, being stretched in my thinking and writing skills.
Reading is a great past time. I tend to read as much as possible. I read different authors and different genres. This helps me to be inspired in many different ways of writing.
The five minute Friday idea is great as well as it makes me think and stretches my thoughts as to what I can share. Especially for five minutes. My mind often goes all over the place trying to think of what to share. This makes me focus, pause, take time to think and then to write.
My dream is to write a book and get one published. I have had a poetry booklet sold to raise funds for our church. HOwever, I would like the book to one day be published and sold.
I love listening to Lysa with her stories. Although I am not good with humorous stories, I do hope I can find some that will be useful in an upcoming book. I pray my writing helps others, as Lysa’s writing does. This is my prayer as I want to encourage others in their faith and walk with Jesus.
My goal is to do what Lysa says, “Dare to release that best writer within you.”