Good writers are readers. In order to become a better writer, I read extensively. I read fiction and nonfiction books. I read nursing and midwifery journals. I read the Bible. Last fall I thought that I should read a major newspaper to keep up with the events of the day.
If I was going to share my viewpoint on a subject, I needed to be well informed. So I subscribed to a major newspaper on-line and read it daily. Sometimes the views expressed in the paper upset me. But I kept reading.
Then the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh were widely reported, in detail, in the newspaper. I was offended because incidents were reported as if they were factual. It felt like gossip. Gossip about a very sensitive subject.
And so I terminated my subscription to the paper. I am now reading the daily news briefs from World Magazine on-line. As a Christian I want to be well informed. I want to participate in discussions that seek the truth. We live in a confusing and complex time.
I am spending more time in prayer as I try to understand how to live for Christ in a hurting world. I want to share love and light.
What do you read as you search for truth?
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Hi, your post tied with two others for the most clicked on the #LMMLinkup. I really enjoy filling my days with positive and uplifting words so I read a lot of inspirational women’s blogs. Thanks for joining us on the #LMMLinkup this week.
I don’t read as much as I should nowadays except for blogs and my Bible, but when I do read it is mostly non-fiction esp. biographical, and I throw in some fiction to give a variety. I have started several books so really need to finish before I start any more. 🙂 I do agree that reading does help my writing. When I was younger I read all the time. Blessings to you! I’m your neighbor at #LMMLinkup.
I do like biographies also, especially for historical women of faith. Thanks for visiting!
I love reading and reading indeed helps my writing.
In the evenings (if I’m not watching baseball or college football) I enjoy historical fiction.
Carol, I hear you. It’s hard, isn’t it? I listen to Holy Spirit. The only news source I trust.
Yes, God’s word and the Holy Spirit are the source of truth. And then I try to stay informed of current events.
My source for truth is God’s Word. I read it almost daily. You’re right — we are living in a confusing time. I’d heard of World Magazine but never read it. #FMF community
The on-line version of World Magazine provides daily news briefs–just facts. Once a week there is a featured article, often from a book. Every two weeks there is a link to the published magazine.
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