Friday, February 24, 2012

trim THAT fat... SHE SAID

Wounds from a friend can be trusted…” Proverbs 27:7

"You need to tighten up, and lose THAT fat," SHE SAID without stuttering, “ and stop YELLING.  And for goodness sakes, give me YOUR NAME!”  All THAT is what stuck in my head from our conversation.  Why had SHE SAID THAT to me?  Because i had asked for her opinion, or more accurately, for her to critique my writing, THAT is.  And as you can see, she was right about THAT. As a rule, THAT is usually unnecessary fat in one's writing, and all CAPS is like YELLING at the reader. SORRY!  Plus, one should ALWAYS put their name on their writing.  Her task was to teach me how to write better.  Trimming out THAT fat would help me be a leaner and stronger writer.  And being a lean, dream writing machine is what i desire.  It's a taste of what’s to come at the devotional workshop this weekend.  And YES!   I am ready for another lashing… for the betterment of writing.

The truth can hurt or make you wiggle in your shoes.  But when the source of the truth is from a trusted friend or someone who truly has our best interest at heart, it cushions the blow.  Have you been told something that caused you to roll your toes up tight lately?   Then consider the creditability of the source.  And if you still have a doubt, take it to the One you can always trust to have your best interest at heart... God, our heavenly Father and Best Friend.

Have a joy-filled day!