I began reading Nancy Drew books at age 9 or 10. In high school, I would save my money to get the latest copy of the Sweet Dreams pocketbooks. My collection then was not that huge but I made sure my copies were protected by plastic covers and I never folded any page or wrote anything on it. I tried to make it as pristine as possible. They were my prized possession back then.
A writer friend once told me, if you really want to be a good writer you must really love to read. I just loved reading back then. But when high school was over, I had no time to open a book. The books I had carry with me all the time were medical and dental books which were quite boring compared to Nancy’s mysteries and Sweet Dreams’ love stories.
After years of burrowing myself in those thick books, I became a dentist. The writer in me was just there waiting to emerge again. Then I got married and had my our first child. I would like to say that motherhood has inspired me to write again. But this time not focusing on unrequited teenage love stories but on what’s it like to be a mom.
My writing became an avenue for me to release any thoughts I have about anything. I would admit that when I tried to read my previous notes or posts years back, they were full of angst. There was even a post where I could not continue reading because the tone is too harsh.
In 2004 when I completely trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, He not only changed my motive for writing, He also changed my writing tone. Of course, any writer or blogger, would want an audience or reader to relate to or be encouraged by the writing. That became my motive. I just don’t want to openly criticize and judge others on my blogs, which I used to do before, but I want to share what the Lord has done in my life and the life of my family.
I pray that my writing would cause others to continue to follow Christ or maybe for some, to get to know who Christ is and find out what He can do to change their lives as well. To God be the Glory!
Matthew 5: 13 to 16
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.