“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” -Henry Van Dyke
“TRIPLE E”: The reason I blog.
I take my blogging, facebook posts, and tweets very seriously. They are as vital a part of my writing as any published book.
Here are the three reasons I blog:
1. To Entertain. It’s not my primary reason (more on that later) but it’s a key reason. I’m a storyteller from a culture of great storytellers. I’m still learning about the art of sharing truths through story. An entertaining story is the foundation to make friends and share truths. I love the quote by Anthony de Mello, “The shortest distance between a truth and the human heart is a story.”
2. To Educate. I’m a product of the piney woods of Beauregard Parish in the heart of western Louisiana’s “No Man’s Land.” I, along with many others, are committed to preserving the history of our unique area. I have a list of 23 potential historical novels telling about our area from 1850 until the Vietnam era. Lord willing, I’ll get some of them written.
3. To Encourage. I feel called to write and tell inspirational stories that teach and encourage. There’s plenty of bad news out there. That’s someone else’s job to tell. I’m looking for good news about good people. I’m looking for people in bad situations who become better. I’m compelled (one of my favorite words) to share through blogging, speaking, writing, tweeting, e-mailing, and listening.
The words of one of my spiritual heroes, Martin Luther, ring true, “If you want to change your world, pick up a pen.”
My pen is often my laptop or a journal or sermon notes or just an idea pops in my head on the Gravel Pit Road.
I’m here to entertain, educate, and encourage. Lord, help me be worthy of your calling.