Why These Words? Every season of life brings opportunity

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It was early on in life that I discovered the power of words.

Miss Scott, my white-haired kindergarten teacher, had asked us to draw three oranges. I picked up my orange crayon and carefully drew three orange circles. “Good job, Billy,” I heard her say. I felt a warmth rise up that left me glowing for the rest of the day.

I’ve felt words work the other way too. A stinging word said that continues to hurt with every recollection of it.

Words matter. The third chapter of the book of James in the Bible emphasizes the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21 warns that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…”

I have long had a fascination with words. So did my Mom. She used to write impactful statements in the fly leaf of her Bible. I would read them, savour them.

I never did achieve my youthful dream of living in a cabin in the woods and writing. But as I followed what I felt was my heavenly Father’s leading in the unfolding years, I found my life work allowing me to embrace my two great interests—writing and photography.

In creating this website—Words for All Seasons—I would like to share some of that with you. Some of the content will be new. The rest will be a collection of treasures stored up through the years. My purpose is to encourage, to inspire, and to sometimes entertain.