Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. (Proverbs 16:24 KJV)
It’s about that time of the year, when I get restless. Summer is almost over, but not quite. I want to do something different. So I change my blog template.
Questions simmer in the back of my mind.
Why do I write? What is the purpose of this blog? As the questions begin to boil over, I remember. I write because words are my clay, my medium, my preferred way to express and to explore and to extract meaning from life. Words can be sweet or prickly, firm or soft. Words can cut and words can heal. Words like to play with multiple layers of meaning and definition. Their flexibility allows them to be one or more things at the same time.
So why this blog? Nourishment for my soul and for yours. Words to feed on, to comfort and satisfy, to restore our weary hearts and minds. Here is the space, where I find the freedom to publish ideas, stories, devotions, quotes and my musings about life. And it’s a place to practice my craft, hone my skills and to get feedback, if you will.
In this new series called “The Cereal Bowl,” I want to offer some creative writing morsels. Maybe a chapter of a book or just a kernel of a story. I don’t really know what it will look like yet. I’m hoping the series will be like eating a bowl of cereal for a snack. Enjoying the crunch and the sweetness, as you spoon your way to the last bite and slurp the milk for good measure.
Come back tomorrow, for our first “bowl of cereal” together.
Oh, and here’s a question for you…what was your favorite cereal as a kid? I liked the variety pack, with the small boxes that you could cut open and use as a bowl. My favorite was Fruit Loops. And the Raisin Bran was always the last box left, because what kid wants to eat Raisin Bran, two scoops or not?