"By our words we can either build up lives or tear them down. It's your choice."
Have you ever thought about how much power words have? In the Bible God compares the tongue with a two-edged sword. What we say can either be a blessing or a curse, even if it's just written words. God has given writers the gift to use this power to minister. Through creating a simple fiction world, writing can touch and heal your readers! Think about it. The Bible was written and is communicated through words. God spoke the earth into being. Now, we have to use this powerful gift he has given us for his glory. Our ultimate goal shouldn't be having our book on the Best Seller list. Sure that would be a great advantage to being an author, but instead we should write with a clear purpose of showing God's love to others. Write carefully, because what you say now can be the exact words that mark the turning point in someone's life. And always thank God for this amazing gift of words!
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
"One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment."
- Hart Crane
"Readers, after all, are making the world with you. You give them the materials, but it's the readers who build that world in their own minds."
- Ursula Le Guin
"For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die."
- Anne Lamott
"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium."
- Norbet Platt
"Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn't we?"
- Audra Foveo-Alba