treasure we already have
A couple months ago, I began the discussion of what it would be like if I began a newsletter. A newsletter to encourage readers and writers in the word craft. A newsletter to help other word-lovers.
The only problem is, I had heard about all these different tools to use on newsletters, and things you should do, and things you shouldn’t do, and things you should NEVER do, and I got a little overwhelmed.
But you were supposed to have these tools, or these skills. So I waited. And, I must admit, I was comfortable with that.
A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege to see Priscilla Shirer, one of my favorite authors, live. She spoke about “treasure that you never knew you had,” more specifically, the feeding of the five thousand. Jesus told the disciples to go look and see what they had to give the crowds. They said, “Only five loaves and two fish.” They were negative about what Jesus had given to them as “treasure.” Treasure to fulfill their calling. They just thought there wasn’t enough.
But, Priscilla pointed out, He had already made sure there were five smooth stones for David. And when the five thousand were fed, there were twelve baskets of leftovers—one for each disciple. There was not just enough. There was plenty.
She encouraged us to look at our treasure. To speak and think positively about it. To view it not as it is but as it will be. Because there would be plenty.
And I thought of this newsletter.
So. This may not be perfect. Hopefully, it will get better as I go along. ;) Here are my five loaves and two fish. Buckle up and get ready to enjoy ProseWorthy.
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