The Letter (Prompt 15)

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A letter is a blessing, a great and all-too-rare privilege that can turn a private moment into an exalted experience. ~ Alexandra Stoddard

It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir. ~Henry Miller

Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Write a letter to a person who has impacted your Spiritual Life in:

A) A positive way

OR

B) A negative way

The positive is easily written, but may be hard to choose one person. Choose one person to start, but who knows, perhaps this will prompt you to recall and write (and even send) many letters to those who have blessed your walk with God.

The negative letter is more challenging, but may offer surprising insights and value, therapeutically, as you allow the words to spill out on paper.

See where the prompt leads you, and remember God is faithful and can use writing as a vehicle to speak o you…let it be your Burning Bush!

OR

You can write a letter to anyone who has mentored, impacted your life in another realm…say, motherhood, career, sports.

Write in your journal before God and yourself only. You can copy and edit the letter for sending if and when you decide, but remember your journal and all that is in it, is for your eyes only. And God’s naturally!

May He reveal great truths to you as you write bare your soul!



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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lynndmorrissey
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 12:47:45

    Don’t you love Alexandra’s book??!!! Kindred minds, Dawn……again!

    Reply

  2. lynndmorrissey
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 12:54:18

    Oh, I didn’t see your post. Just thought you were quoting A.S. For some reason, the first time I clicked on, your post didn’t show. I have written many positive letters and I also keep Hallmark in biz w/ all my card purchases (not to mention the USPS!). I love writing, too, what I call a transcendent thank-you letter, which is thanking someone for a lifetime contribution to my life. Thus, it transcends all other letters I have written to that person. Just heard a broadcast of Focus, and a man has a ministry called Letters from Dads (something like that). It’s the idea of leaving a legacy in a special letter to a child. You have read the opening in my book, where I write about the beautiful letter that Daddy wrote to me. Actually, I begged him for years to write it. Now it is one of my most treasured possessions. I also asked my mother to write such a letter (though I didn’t have to beg, because she has taught me the value of it. She insitlled in me the importance of letter-writing, and also she has written to penpals in a number of foreign countries (including Russia!) for most of her adult life. A journal is a great place to draft letters…..and for those negative ones? …..a great place to write an “unsent” letter. I would not recommend mailing truly negative letters, b/c you can’t take back what you say in writing. That said, a soul-searching letter or one of apology or repentence or to discover what has gone wrong in a relationship, can be really effective, if your heart is sincere.
    Thanks for this post, Dawn! Loving your series.
    Love
    Lynn

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  3. shortybear
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 12:12:46

    Really appreciate you.

    Reply

  4. Trackback: Journal Keeping, Writer’s Block and Perfectionism | Enthusiastically, Dawn

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