May 7, 2016
10 am - noon
This month we're meeting in the Barn at
Cornerstone Christian Church
495 Wyckoff Ave, Wyckoff
(The red building on the right when you turn into the driveway)
Hope to see you there!
April's Focus Point:
Good, interesting writing requires a balance between passion and knowledge. If we write from emotion, our words may not be accurate, but if we only convey knowledge, our writing may not be palatable. Passion writing is fun and I hope our first drafts are infused with passion. Informative writing is work and I hope our edited copy adds knowledge to our passion.
Our passion drives us, but our knowledge qualifies us. The Apostle Paul wrote something similar in Romans 15:14. He said that knowledge is what makes us competent to instruct one another: “I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.”
Peter integrated the balance of passion and knowledge in 1 Peter 3:15 when he wrote, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have...” Giving an answer (and writing a book) includes 1) the willingness of our spirit that does not hold back but is ready and eager to speak and 2) the understanding and knowledge that equips us to adequately present our case.
Knowledge without passion can be dry, but passion without knowledge is dangerous. This is especially true in areas with which we are familiar and quickly make assumptions.
Take away thought: “The discerning heart seeks knowledge….” (Prov. 15:14), When you write, make sure your passion is coupled with knowledge.