In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, I Write from the Heart

Writing like any other thing in life requires discipline. Most writers will tell you there is pain between pages and blood on the keyboard.

Trying to balance life with writing is a struggle many writers face. They take writing retreats to get away from the daily distractions so they may concentrate on their work.

Write this down

As a writer, juggling writing with family, and other obligations, becomes a delicate balance.

One of the biggest frustrations a writer faces is when the words come quickly and they cannot get to a place fast enough to put those words down.

To get pulled away from writing when the urge to write is bursting inside is very frustrating. When you can't get to a keyboard at that moment because of other obligations.

Words, phrases or thoughts can be lost in space very quickly. What about those paragraphs and pages that are spilling over in the mind?

Keeping a notebook on hand helps but sometimes the writing pours out like a flash flood. How does one maintain a sense of balance? It's not easy and non-writers don't understand it.

Finding Release

Frustration is suppose to be the sign of a struggling artist or painter, not a writer.

When frustration happens, take a breather. Take a moment to just savor the moment.

Excuse yourself to anyone who may be nearby. Run to the bathroom. You keep paper in the bathroom, don't you? Repeat the idea or thought in your mind over and over as you run to your paper stock.

Get those thoughts out, pour it over in summary fashion, in outline form. Don't worry about the spelling or if it makes any sense, just get the ideas out. Once you have released the thought or the idea and you feel a quieting in your spirit, then you are done.

By releasing the ideas you wanted to express, you free yourself to enjoy the rest of your day.

“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

About this writer

This writer knows the balance of keeping things outlined. There are so many fragmented articles on my computer that are ready to be completed any time.

There are just as many idea starters as there are thoughts ready to throw down on paper.

Starting with a prayer, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, I can begin. When I have finished my article, post, or piece, I close it in prayer.

With the sign of the cross, I ask, "put a blessing on this work Lord. Let it breathe your breath, let it transform and renew, let it open an heart, move a spirit, or speak to another's soul."

Then I thank God for allowing me to do what I love.

To be the writer I want to be. I must do it this way. Otherwise it will fail. For me, this is important. I have a message that God imprints on my heart. In my writing when I feel compassion, it's like a stamp sealed with the symbol of the cross.

For Christ made it all possible for me. My life has taken so many turns and to end up writing is something that still amazes me. But I remember I'm looking at it through my own eyes. If I see it through God's eyes, I realize that it is His purpose and His will.

For this I am thankful. To my readers, I'm grateful. To my online viewers, I'm amazed. And to my family, there is nothing that can ever replace you.

“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” - Charles Spurgeon

About keeping a journal

Journaling is a great adventure. To find out what your truest self thinks, try journaling.

Most therapists will recommend their patients start a journal. Why? Because it is therapeutic. Writing underlines the heart's feelings. It expresses the thoughts of one's soul. In the spirited writer, they have the ability to connect on a deeper level with God.

By changing your thoughts, you can change the direction of your life. Every individual has the knowledge within themselves to be average, to excel, or to be lazy. The difference between these types is in their thoughts.

With writing, your soul opens up and the spirit's voice is heard.

Write this down

In the end, all that will be left are the words on this page.

Maybe a light will shine in a darkened place, maybe a soul that was lost will be found, maybe a broken heart will find healing, and maybe there's a chance these words will do something great.

This is my hope, my dream, my reason for writing. Taking it as it comes, writing when the spirit moves and renewing my soul, I am gaining a new sense of freedom.

For I know He makes all things new. He turns the tears to laughter and He gives back everything that was lost.

To be able to write is a blessing. For God chose me, to break me, so that I could see this clearly. I write, for I am a writer. And I have faith, for I am a child of God.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, I write. Amen.

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Tony L Smith 5 years ago from Macon

I enjoyed that FaithDream, I've heard that this fustration is the desire of God trying to manifest and create through us.

Tony


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sherrylou57 5 years ago from Riverside

Oh, how He loves us all! Thank you, FaithDream! The words are flowing! Awesome!!


susieq42 5 years ago

Thank you. That was beautiful. I too am writing for the Lord. You must read my blog on blogger.com (mentioned in my profile) called "Heavenly Answers". Each time I write I ask the Lord, "What would you have me write today? What do people need to hear? What will be helpful, if only to just one person?"


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

I really enjoyed this FaithDream and feel inspired this morning, Thank you for sharing! :o)


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

A lovely piece of motivation wrapped up in words of love and tied up with a beautiful bow of country music magic. Thank you.


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. As you know I write from the heart, and I appreciate every one of you. When I think about my writing on HubPages, I think about the community. As much as I want to write to earn money, writing to encourage and inspire means more to me than anything else.

Thank you TonyLSmith, that is something to think about. Very encouraging.

Thank you sherrylou, yes indeed, oh how He loves!

Thank you susieq, for to answer the call is expected of us. Thanks for sharing your inspiration here.

Thank you Fossillady, always good to see you. I'm glad this inspired your day. Keep writing too my dear, you are doing a good work here.

And Thank you Spirit Whisperer, you put a smile on my face. I just love that country song. Doesn't it just pull it all together. Thanks for sharing.


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Beautiful hub with so much inspirational words...gave me goose bumps and made me aspire higher :)


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I agree that this gift of writing is from God to help us along the plan, path and purpose He has designed for us. And Holy Spirit brings words and ideas in overflow fashion. You have given great advice here. Thank you.


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Thought you were reading my mail. I so identified with tour article. Great suggestions.


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thank you for your beautiful comments.

Thank you Ruchira, your encouraging comments make me smile. I'm glad you found it inspiring.

Thank you Hyphenbird, I appreciate your kind words and totally agree. I would never be able to do this on my own. Thanks for your words of encouragement.

Thank you Tamarajo, that's good.. We are on the same page then.

Thank you for commenting, I appreciate your kind words.


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The Minstrel 5 years ago from Hawaii

I loved your piece. It challenges me to be more disciplined to journal my thoughts. Thank you for sharing your heart and your wisdom. It's in the wildernesses of life that great ideas are birthed.


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thank you Minstrel. I appreciate your comments. As iron sharpens irons, your writing inspires me with ideas.

Just look at your statement: It's in the wilderness of life that great ideas are birthed. You said it all right there.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom here. Blessings to you.


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FriendofTruth 5 years ago from Michigan

I agree, sometimes you start writing and your hand can't keep up with your thoughts:-) God is so good!...I like how you suggested doing outlines or notes, because often I try to write word for word but when I start to type it out, I edit it anyway. Enjoyed your article very much, blessings FaithDream!


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thank you FriendofTruth. Appreciate your thoughts and comments.. Have a Blessed Day!


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

I'm so glad you brought this subject up, I have had many times myself with juggling my daily life with my writing. It won't stop me of course, but has slowed the process down quite allot a few times now. There is more work required here, than most people realize I think. So thanks for writing this, perhaps it will enlighten some of just what all we are saddled with at certain times.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Faith Dream you took the words out of my heart Amen sister. Beautiful and heartfelt love and truth. You can not go wrong in Jesus. You are a writer of faith that is indeed Blessed in your gift to share the love. You keep on in Him and U will Phip 4:13

voted up beautiful linked out I pray many land on your pages of love. Hugs faith dream Your sister In Him


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Falling a little behind on my comments but I wanted to thank you Fluffy for your kindness and wonderful comments. You are very encouraging and your words bless me everytime I read them.

Thank you skye2day. I'm blessed by your kind words. You lift me up in heart & soul and for this I'm grateful. Blessings to you my sister in Christ.


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Gracefulwriter 4 years ago from Northern Virginia

thank you. I am a Christian and a writer and sometimes a writer who writes about Christianity. Oddly, that 1 lil addition to my writing routine ... opening in prayer & closing in prayer will revolutionize my writing, I'm sure. I will pass this along to my writing group (of 5 Christian women). I'm looking forward to reading more of your hub ... I need help maintaining a Godly attitude as I become a writer.


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FaithDream 4 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thank you Gracefulwriter for your encouraging words and passing this article to other Christian women. God bless you.

Be encouraged and look for those writers who inspire and fill your spirit with truth.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and comments, it is much appreciated.


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Gracefulwriter 4 years ago from Northern Virginia

Thank you ... I'm a follower.

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