Excerpt from Chapter 5, Page 37
“Answers to Hard Questions”
“I discovered . . . that writing of the small things of the day, the trivial matters of the heart . . . was the only kind of creative work which I could accomplish with any sincerity or grace.” – E.B. White*
This excerpt came from a children’s biography on E.B. White, famous author of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. What struck me and my hopes for profound reach into your secret place is that the fire of truth would forge the knowing that God has a purpose for each of our lives, igniting a passion that cannot be quenched. If we could set down all of the expectations of the world, generations of opinions, lack of knowledge and direction, and reach for what we cannot see, with a faith filled heart, and ask of God what that high calling in Christ might be . . . we too could take the rest of our God breathed days and sculpt the very thing that we were called to do, with passion so great that it listens not to depression, lack, worry, fear… it drives you forward from a place that requires nothing but trust in the One who made you, who calls you, and who will equip you to walk in your wildest dreams.
Treasure was in him, taking shape, at the age of 27. I leave you with one of his poems published in the New York World, 1926, The Conning Tower.
FOR THINGS THAT ARE A PART OF ME
When days, by ending, make me old;
When neither fortune comes nor gold;
When love, with eyes that speak truth,
Backs slowly from me, like my youth,
And friends who know their way alone
Go forth and leave me, one by one;
Still must I very thankful be
For things that are a part of me.
That when I read a pretty line
A little flame goes down my spine,
That when I see the morning sun
I laugh to think the world’s begun.
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” -Jeremiah 1:5
*“Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White”
By Melissa Sweet