I have always wanted to write a book.I didn't have The Great American Novel in mind, just a book. Something inspirational. Or life-coaching sort of thing. Maybe I thought it would be cool to see my name in print. Or maybe I wanted to polish my autographing skills. But mainly I think it's cuz I have so much to say! I am not an expert on anything but that never stops me from having an opinion. On most everything. I never could understand how someone could NOT have an opinion! (Right about now you are expressing sympathy for my husband. Duly noted) A few years ago, it dawned on me that I was probably never going to write that book. I was whining to myself about that fact and trying to use the excuse of being a busy Mom of 4. A busy wife of a busy husband. A Bible study writer/teacher. On and on ad nauseum. (I chose to ignore those amazing women that can do all I do and more....and still publish books by the truckload.) So anyway, in my state of complaining and denial, I took it up with my Boss. And He had the coolest answer. He told me that I was writing a book already! In fact, 4 books. They were not completed but were already published as works in progress. Being read widely. And, although editing is continuous, the reviews are favorable. Yeah, I may never write a book that is available on your Kindle, but make no mistake - I am an author. The apostle Paul shares my confirmation in 2 Corinthians3:2-6 "You are our letter(s), written in our hearts, known and read by all men, being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of human hearts, and such confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are adequate in ourselves but our adequacy is from God." I am a contributing editor to the Katie book, the Mary book, the Chip book, and the Betsy book. And my heart hopes that I have written some lines in the lives of some other folks! Lately, I have been bitten by the blog-bug. I have joined the flood of folks that just have to get their thoughts in print, one way or the other. In spite of my cyber-illiteracy (that's what children are for, right?), I plan to use this forum to share my heart, my thoughts and ideas about "Living Letters", writing into the lives of others. So, if you are a woman and you want to write on hearts, come join me. Share your story. And let's write living letters together!