When Words Come to LifeA word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
- Emily Dickinson
If a word just begins to live the day that it is said, how much more the day that it is written?
For me, words have always been a crucial aspect of what it means to understand life, connect with others, and know God. Words wound and heal; words bring grace and reveal glory; words transport me to different times and places and reveal what’s true. With words, I confess I am hurt or lost. With words, I remind myself and others that there is hope.
Through words–mine, His, yours, ours– I experience the best of all God has for me.
When I sit down to write, I follow my Creator in breathing life into words. And to all of life–every gritty and glorious moment–I bring words. Simple and true.