Living the Thing

“You know,” she said, peering slyly up at me from under her lashes. “Writing a story is a whole lot different than living it.”

I popped a grape in my mouth and said, yes, I know this is true.

“Then do it,” she said. “Live it.”

So that’s what we’ve been doing.


  1. says

    Yes, that is true. One time early in my walk with the Lord He got me on something similar. I answered a question in my Sunday school about ‘always being prepared to share the hope that you have.’ I was so excited to ‘know’ the answer. That afternoon God gave me the opportunity to share my hope. I froze and wondered if ‘I’ could do it. The window He had opened closed and I felt like pie was in my face. I could not live out what I knew in my head.
    This example is not about writing but speaking is the same kind of thing. We all have to live out what we know to be true. B

  2. says


    what a coincidence (not really, we know it’s God)

    God told me the same thing this morning in church!!

    He is Good, all of the time!

    In Him,

  3. says

    Won’t it be wonderful to live through out eternity – just living – not interrupted and preoccupied by that which we must do in order to eurvive. This is a day I will live it out tothe fullest.

  4. says

    Laura, I’ve been sitting here soaking up so many of your posts…just reading and enjoying and letting my mind take journey’s with you…but…this simple post gripped me tight. Reminded me of this quote from the movie, “You’ve Got Mail”.

    “Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, small, but valuable. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around?”

    Needing more life in my day,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *