The case for writing

Why should we write?

Writing is a way of formalizing our thinking. Writing is an art of creation. When you write, you are making something, and creation is what we are designed to do.

Jesus gave a chilling rebuke to the Nephites, when after reviewing their records, “Jesus said unto them: How be it that ye have not written this thing?” (3 Nephi 23:11)

When God gives something to us, how can we show that we value it?

We can remember

We can write

We can act

Writing is a form of action, which also helps us remember. The beauty of writing on a blog is that what God has taught someone can be used to teach someone else.

The only things we know about Christ are the things that were written.

Where are you writing the lessons that God is teaching you?

Why blog every day?

Because Seth Godin told me to on a podcast with Tim Ferriss.

And because I have a desire to create something. To start. To produce something that people can read, ponder, implement, or debate. To process the thoughts that swirl around in my brain in an unorganized fashion. To organize. To create. To become a better writer.

And because it’s easier to do something everyday, than to do something periodically.

And because perfect is the enemy of good enough, amazing, and wonderful.

So I start today.