Oh, Those Scars

Some thoughts on healing…

Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey

“Things don’t go away just because you choose to forget them.” Teju Cole, a Nigerian-American writer

So what helps to heal our souls despite the scars? It would seem a multifactorial process. One thing seems reasonably certain to me. We need all the help we can get.

What we are seeking in essence is inner peace. To me these changes are wrought by the grace of God. I think we all need time in prayer. I try to pray daily. I think methodical stretching, lifting (or resisting), and aerobics put us in a better place spiritually, physically and emotionally. Time in the Word of God settles me and enriches my own journey.

May you each find that peaceful place in your soul that despite the scars is a healing balm on your journey. May God bless you with a deep, lasting, inner peace.

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“Will the reader turn the page?” Catherine Drinker Bowen, 20th-century American author.

That’s what you think about when you edit your work. Engagement.

Seems true for screenplays, stage plays, novels, memoirs, short stories and commercials. Are they “page turners”? The writers want eyes and minds locked in, transported.

The thrill is to give them exactly what they want. Which is why in my books I have several readers and an editor to provide their perspective.

Are you still there?