My formal education consists of:
- Twelve years of school
- Associate degree in Graphic Arts
My School of Hard Knocks degrees are in:
- Thirty years of marriage
- Rearing an awesome daughter
- Fifty-five years of joy and pain
- MS diagnosis
- Growing in my faith
I am not a specialist or expert on any subject. When I pick a topic to write about, I draw insight from life experiences. But those experiences do not provide me with all the details and facts that are needed to write a concise, informative message.
Google is my techie friend, and he provides me with countless sites to scour, where I can pick and choose just the right bit of information to complete an interesting paragraph.
But insight and Google are not sturdy foundations on which to build truth. As my husband politely tells me, my memory is quickly fading. And, on more than one occasion, Google has provided me with misinformation. The point is, I can’t always rely on them. I need to go where truth is abundant.
So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the madness of folly. Ecclesiastes 7:25
That wonderful verse from Ecclesiastes explains my writing style. I turn to the Bible for direction and wisdom. When I need explanation on boundaries or understanding over discrepancy. Or when I need to understand compassion for mistakes to describe all encompassing love. I turn to the Bible when I need to write what is right. And thank God for His words, because my words are useless.
I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws. Psalm 119:7
If you lack wisdom like I do, turn to the Bible. Please know God does not require us to memorize and recite the scripture we read. However, by reading a little each day, we gain knowledge of the lifestyle God desires us to live. And once you realize The Word shares truth with you, you will be happy to share it with others, just like I am happy to share it with you.