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An incurable itch for scribbling takes possession of many, and grows inveterate in their insane breasts.
~Juvenal, "Satires"

I, like most people who keep a journal, use writing to scrutinize all aspects of life and to find God in the midst of the mess.
~Luann Budd

Writing good editorials is chiefly telling the people what they think, not what you think.
~Arthur Brisbane

The best use of a journal is to print the largest practical amount of important truth -- truth which tends to make mankind wiser, and thus happier.
~Horace Greeley

The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.
~George Bernard Shaw

At night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour. No one knows whether or not he is a writer unless he has tried writing at night.
~H. P. Lovecraft

Thoughts from a fellow pilgrim...

Writing is a major part of my life -- from formal articles, to private diary entries, from public online journal posts to personal letters and emails...I guess I'm something of a chronic writer. Perhaps the malady is best described, as Juvenal put it, as "an incurable itch for scribbling." ;-)

I still enjoy critiquing and editing others' writing most of all, but over the last several years God has given much grace and inspiration along with a renewed passion for encouraging others through the written word. I thank God for the opportunity to record and share thoughts from the pilgrim journey on which He is bringing me!

Most of the following articles were printed as editorials in Hidden Wisdom Magazine.

After the Storm: Enduring the Death of a Vision -- new!

Beautiful in Its Time...Even Winter -- new!

Counting Blessings: Stars

Facing Failure in God's Strength

God Knows

Grace for the Humble: Dealing with Fear and Pride

Have You Bought the Field?

His Strength: Made Perfect in Our Weakness

"I AM"

Last-Minute Miracle

Prioritizing in the Light of Eternity

Purposes For the Wilderness Journey

Remember...and Hold Fast

Suffering Before Glory

The Blessing of Godly Parents

The Case of the Confused Tourist

The Faithfulness of our Unchanging God

The Generosity of Our Loving Father

The Meaning of True Joy

The Underrated Destroyer

Waiting...for a Miracle?

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