The Write Place

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 Smilebox_29728914I don’t just want good ideas. I want the mind and favor of God.

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Finding My Voice             

I looked in the mirror and found my voice.                                          

This is my voice:                                                                                               

It’s me becoming broken.

It’s me bleeding all over the pages.

Can’t you see my words are borne on tears?

Do you think I borrowed my words, the words God gave me?

Did you think they came cheap?

No, they are costly,

Because this world has a way of banging up a human heart.

But that’s okay, because Jesus has a way of restoring it.

Welcome to my life. Welcome to my vulnerability.

This is raw; this is live.

Welcome to my funeral and resurrection.

You are invited to watch me die and live again in Christ.  

© January 21st 2016,  Rachael M Colby  

I didn’t realize it was a year to the date since I wrote my poem, Finding My Voice, as I pondered the words and they evoked new revelation. I responded by adding these words to it on January 21st, 2017:

I must be careful of what I write.

It’s often truer than I know.

These prophesies, my story, like a scroll slowly unrolled.

One step, one day, one prayer, at a time, revealing.

“Dear Lord; I’m frightened.

Hold me.

I will rest, trust in You.

Thy will, Lord. Have your way in me.”

© 2016, 2017, Rachael M Colby  

Finding My Voice Inspired by: Tone in Writing and Your Unique Voice by Jerry B Jenkins written on January 21st, 2016 and added to January 21st 2017

The Why of Why I Write

Why do I breathe?



How can I not?

It’s in me.

It’s who I am.

It’s what He has called me to.

Sometimes it’s how I speak to Him,

Praying on paper.

Sometimes it’s how He answers me.

When He does, He tells me,

“Write this down.”

Lest I forget.

So others may know Him.

So He may be glorified

When the going is good.

So He may be glorified

When life is bitter.

To give others hope.

Because I must.

                                                —Rachael M Colby

The Why of Why I Write
Inspired by: Writer: Do You Really Know Your ‘Why’? by Jerry B Jenkins


Links to Some Favorite Websites & Resources for Writers 

Jerry B Jenkins 21-Time New York Times Bestselling Author

The Best Writer Tools to Add to your Arsenal recommended by Jerry Jenkins

21 Self-Editing Secrets that Can Supercharge Your Manuscript

Writing Tips 41 Experts Wished They’d Known as Beginners

Your Ultimate Guide to Writing Contests

Jerry B Jenkins’ favorite writing resources for writers

Jerry B Jenkins Writers Guild

Links to Other Great Websites for Writers

The Steve Laube Agency

Writers Digest   

Randy Ingermanson’s Advanced Fiction Writing & The Snowflake Method

The Write Life                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Positive Writer   ( Bryan! Watch your language! Please.)

Word Weavers  International– An organization dedicated to providing a forum for Christian writers to critique each other’s work

The Printed Word (Word Weavers Blog)

6 thoughts on “The Write Place”

  1. Thank’s for the invitation Rachel. I view this site as a sacred place, where God can be glorified and His people can be encouraged.


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