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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: Voice in Writing: How to Find Yours, by Jerry 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


Some Favorite Websites and Resources for Writers



great websites for writers

Editing Tools

Helps on the Publishing Road


from 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 Jenkins Writers Guild

Serious Writer Academy

Writers Chat Live Zoom meetings on a variety of topics for writers led by industry leaders – Tuesday’s at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.

Almost an Author: Grammar and Grace | The Picky Pen

Great Websites for Writers

The Steve Laube Agency

Jerry Jenkins’ blog for writers 21 Time NY Times bestselling author and writing coach

Writer’s Digest

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog

Serious Writer

Almost an Author

Positive Writer – [Brian! Watch your language! Please.]

The Write Life

Randy Ingermanson’s Advanced Fiction Writing & the Snowflake Method

Word Weavers International

The Printed Word (Word Weavers Blog)

Editing Tools

ProWritingAid – Writing software with amazing features, amazing value.

Try the free version or click here to receive 20% off the purchase of any ProWritingAid Premium subscription.

Helps on the Publishing RoaD

The Write Coach – Book Proposal & Writing Coach Services

©2019 Rachael M Colby | Tattoo It On Your Heart

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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