Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Talent and spirituality in my friends


OK, I just read Mary Griffith's blog and I am just blown away. Wow, what a woman of God. What a writer! Now that is what I'd like to aspire to in my writing--prose that just grabs you by the heart and squeezes your feelings out of you until you breathe deep and feel free, light, peaceful. See? Just reading her blog makes me feel poetic.

It seems I'm just so blessed to know all these writers with incredible gifts for poetic, symbolic prose. Mary, Sharon Hinck. Their writing makes me realize how far I have to go. It keeps me humble (hopefully) and it gives me something concrete to aim for. In them, I can see the contemporary equivalent of Tolstoy, Austen, Steinbeck.

Along the same lines, I IM'd with Heather tonight about the spiritual depth in our friends. Pammer is so humble, and her spiritual understanding comes across so subtly. Squirl's love for God shines through, and she affirmed to me His presence in my life. And Heather herself is always giving and encouraging to others. All of them listen to God's voice and obey, which I often have a hard time doing.

Thank You, Lord, for blessing me with such marvelous friends.


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