We Write What We Know

April 13, 2013


While re-reading some of the poems I’ve posted and working on new pieces, something unsettling occurred to me that I’ve been praying about.

As writers, we write what we know. I have a journalistic style and am best with facts and truth. I love to read ‘creative writing’ and fictional pieces, but find it very challenging to manufacture or imagine stuff up myself. I suppose I feel like I’ve lived through enough already that I don’t need to dream up anymore!

What I realized is how I’ve written a lot of things that could come across as condemning or harsh, especially where religion is concerned. I seem to be good at the whole ‘hell fire and damnation’ preaching, because it is what I know best. I am also good at writing about heartache, grief, despair, anger and even hate, because it is what I am most used to. That is a sad thought though. Of course I have written loving things as well, but there doesn’t seem to be as many of those.

While there is truth in the fear of God,
my evangelistic heart desires to reach others even more so with the love of Jesus.

My only point is thinking about how wonderful it will be to one day be able to write more about the joy and love of God, versus the evil and hatred of man. Will that time come, because I am fortunate enough to experience a lot more of the good by this lifetimes end? Or will it come because I am finally able to focus more on the positive values and teachings of Christ verses the negative ideals and pettiness of man, as a life lived in secret finally becomes public? Perhaps my heart won’t be able to share more about the freedom Christ brings until it exposes all the evil man has bestowed…

We Write What We Know

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.
~Tennessee Williams

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13 Comments on “We Write What We Know”

  1. Wendell A. Brown Says:

    Jessie, God’s love always multiplies when shared with others and in doing so, blossoms within you in greater abundance to share even more. You heart has embraced His love and now it is truly blessing the spiritual fabric of the whole of you! I have seen the changes in your writings it is a wonderful growth which will always get better! God bless and much love to you always my sister!


  2. hotcrossbungay Says:

    Reblogged this on Mighty Mikey's Mega Blog.


  3. Rick Stassi Says:

    …also, thank you so much for stopping by my Blog. I pray you were blessed….


  4. Rick Stassi Says:

    I agree with Steven. There is so much joy to be received from God’s word. Let Him keep filling you with love. I began praying about the evil of man and how to forgive and love he who is under Satan’s deception.It helped me a lot. I was starting to take on all of the rotten issues of the world and it was tearing me apart. Then I started to forgive and love. It really worked and is a work in progress.

    You have tons of love in your heart. You are loved by God so much. I look forward to reading your next thoughts.

    Be blessed and loved always



    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      A work in progress is right… forgiveness isn’t just a one time event, it needs to be a way of life. While I’ve not let man extinguish His light in me, I must admit the flame can flicker at times. I am so grateful for my brothers and sisters in Christ who share their light with me when my own is dim. Thank you for being one of those friends Rick. Christian love, Jessie


      • Rick Stassi Says:

        That was a very kind response. thank you and know God has anointed me to stand in prayer for you and many others. I will be here to help in intercession to keep His Light burning brightly in your heart.

        In Jesus’ Love



  5. joseyphina Says:

    I’m glad i read this, Jessie….thanks for posting.


  6. charlottecarrendar Says:

    In my creative writing, I tend to flesh out the characters in my head, and then matched with research, they simply come to life…interact and then the words flow out through my finger tips.


  7. Steven Sawyer Says:

    Ah, Jessie. You are such a blessing to me. Write the things you know that God puts on your heart and you will never go wrong. You are a beautiful vessel who can share your heart for God and the lovely things of His kingdom. And, you can share the pain and heartache that are your experience. You have a perspective few others can or will be courageous enough to share. You are right where God wants you to be with your writing. Remember, you are writing His heart when you, Jessie, write. God bless and thank you for your life and story and courage to share it with me and the world.


    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      My dear Steven… your encouragement is always such a blessing to me as well. My heart needed to hear these words so I can’t thank you enough for sharing them. It has been one years time since I began this blog and I am once again moving forward to share what He’s put in my heart. As you know, there is so much that I’ve just not known how to organize, but I know I just need to write again and trust Him to lead. I am ready to listen…


      • Steven Sawyer Says:

        You are such a blessing, sweet Jessie. I look forward to reading whatever God lays on your heart. God bless. I’m going on a blogging and email sabbatical from May through August. I call my respite my Summer of God. I took one last year and God really refreshed me and taught me so much. I can’t wait to take one this summer. So, if you don’t see me or hear from me, know that I’m praying for you and know that God is doing mighty things in and through you, my sister in Christ. God bless you and your precious daughter richly.


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