Monday, March 1, 2010

The Green Card

Note: This is a repost from my Beholding God blog.

In the bottom drawer of a file cabinet, I just discovered a thick folder filled with "poems and inspiration." I thumbed through it as I searched for examples to use in my message for ladies Bible study. Out fell this green card.

It's signed "Beverly." My brain strains toward a faint recollection of a women's speaker who visited our little church in Tampa. I cannot remember the article she speaks of.

The card sports a push pin hole, so it must have once resided on a bulletin board for inspiration and encouragement. I think it deserves a frame now.

I heart this card, and I breathe a prayer of thanksgiving for Beverly, for BBA, who took the time to send it and affirms me once again--25 years in the future.

"Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." ~1 Thessalonians 5:11

"And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone." ~1Thessalonians 5:14

How have you been encouraged in your writing? How have you encouraged another? Who will you encourage today?

Copyright © 2009 by Sandra Heska King


  1. I saved ALL my graded writings from a high school creative writing course. While going through some stuff recently I found my writing folder. As I read through the notes that my writing teacher left it encouraged me.

    I have never thought of myself as a writer and still don't. I just know I love to write. But over and over he wrote "Sharon, keep writing, you express yourself well." and "don't give up writing, pursue it."

    I don't know that I will ever see my name "in print" but I was encouraged and reminded that I need to continue finding the time to do what I love the most and that is to write - even if it's just my blog!

    Love you my sister.

  2. Sharon, you write. You bleed. You bless.

    Pursue it.

    You are a writer!

    Love you back!