Thursday, June 17, 2010

Turning Thoughts into Words

Hieroglyphs, parchments, newspapers, books, dictionaries, ebooks, emails, blogs, websites, letters, and SMSs. Hasn't everything that's being written, already been written before? Apart from new discoveries, everyday happenings and updated technology, that is. Yet, whether in the form of facts, ideas, or opinions, countless words continue to encircle our globe.
My only justification for adding to this plethora of words is this: it's my slant on things as an author. A viewpoint peculiar to me. (And yes, it could be very peculiar!)
Even if you're not interested in writing novels, I still say get your thoughts down. A really helpful way to figure out difficult decisions is to begin writing PROs and CONs on a sheet of paper. Write out all your past history. Your own grandchildren will love discovering things about your childhood some day. And if you're a believer, write Prayer Requests on one side and Answered Prayer on the other. This is for the long haul as the Lord's answers come about in His time, not ours.
A good thought to grasp is this:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us." (Gospel of John CH 1:1-2, 14)
So much is revealed to us in His Word. Our origins, our purpose, our behaviour, and our ultimate destination. And at the end of all things, Jesus will the only one to have the Last Word. Will it be "Well done!" or "Depart from me, I never knew you."
What are your thoughts on this?
Rita Stella Galieh


  1. Thank you for a thought-provoking blog, Rita.

    I agree with you and recently purchased journaling software so that I can use my computer to record my thoughts and important events in my life. I did this as I battle to read my own handwriting LOL! The software also has search functions so it's easy to find specific entries if I need to use them in my writing.


    Ruth Ann

  2. On our African short term mssions we were given a prepared journal by the team leader to record our days. Now it is nearly 13 years since that first trip and those feelings we had and what God did, His answers to prayer are there to recall and to praise Him. Just a touch of what we should do in our "normal" daily journey with Him.

  3. Ruth Ann & Mary isn't it great to see those answers in black & white when sometimes we just plain forget The Lord's goodness to us? And I hate to admit it, but my memory is not as sharp (tho' not too bad) as it used to be!