Monday, September 16, 2013

"...you are a letter..."

Back tackling another Blogtember prompt.

Monday, September 16: 
Write a public love letter to someone in your life. 
(It doesn't necessarily need to be romantic.)
Again, I'm challenging what exactly Jenni's asking for here... Don't get turned off just because of scripture. Go the distance with me here.

"You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink, but the Spirit of the Living god, not on tablets, but on human hearts." -2 Corinthians 3:3

As writers we see our digital screens -iPhone, laptop, desktop, iPad-, our keyboards, our emails and comments, but do we see the ripples in the pond beyond our words? 

Though the process is complicated -our thoughts begin in our heard and are refined in our minds, expressed through the dance of fingers on a keyboard and transmitted to the internet-, words are telegraphs of our hearts. They're bits of our insides shared, consumed, and, hopefully, cherished by you, the reader. 

Are the letters of our lives turning out to be words worth reading? 
Do we have something, anything to offer others? 
Who and what does our life letter point the attention to? 

My hope and prayer is the letter that is Mr. Thomas & Me wreaks of love upon opening the envelope. You'll notice cross-outs, misspellings, the -sometimes- misused grammar; but, because the essence is so obvious, I hope those minor blemishes disappear amongst strong convictions. My hope is it screams of care as you glance at the handwritten characters and it points in His general direction. 

May my words on your tablet be ones of inspiration and encouragement. And when those are absent, as they will be some days, may my words bring you laughs. 

Finally -and quite possibly most importantly- your words that come in the forms of comments, emails, tweets, and texts are inscribed on my heart's tablet. By God's grace, you all remind me of my purpose: to write a life of love letters. 
Dear Reader, 

I love you.
I need you.
You feed my soul with sweet words and kind thoughts.
I hope you need me and my words in some small, but meaningful way.

Sincerely and humbly,
Mrs. T

7 comments:

  1. i had never heard that line of scripture before...it's very apt for you and this post. if i were a better writer i would write a life of love letters too. as it is, i need to live the love letters with my actions to get them across. xo.

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  2. Hey, Mrs. T.....I need you and I love you.So don't ever leave me, cuz I find you!

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  3. Wow, this is very beautifully written. I am a literature major, but have hardly taken the time to share my deep writing and thoughts. The scripture was perfect and your entire post, inspiring.

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  4. Oh girl. You know how He delivers when you need it. And once again He did.


    You're a love letter to my soul. In case you didn't already know that.

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  5. You know this wouldn't be where it's at without you doll. You are needed. And wanted. And loved.

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  6. Oh you. There's too many words and too little space.

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  7. Thank you Alexis! Somehow when I feel most overwhelmed with the greatness of His words He finds a way to break it down and encourage my meek heart to share. Then readers like you step in and encourage me to be brave. Thank you.

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