My name is Linda Robinson. I’m a writer, a Christian contemplative, a retired pastor and spiritual director, a newly-minted dabbler in creative arts (sketching, painting, and, of course, writing!). I’m also a Democrat and a deeply concerned citizen. With all that, my focus now is on the writing life. I have a work-in-progress: a novel of historical fiction, a book that’s been forming in my mind for years.
Through my blog I’ll be sharing my thoughts on a variety of topics, including the process of writing and the themes that I’m exploring in the book. If you follow me here, you’ll hear my thoughts on human relationships, the push and pull of our inner conflicts, the ways we cope in times of trouble, the love and hate that can manifest and lead us in ways we didn’t intend. In other words, the human struggle for a well-lived life. (Click on the “Blog” button above the header)
I’ll also share some short pieces occasionally — stories, poems, spiritual resources and the like. (Click on the “Resources” button above the header.)
I’ll be posting on the blog every Tuesdy and Friday. See the sidebar to sign up to follow me, or to offer comments or questions. If you sign up by email I can send you downloadable copies (on your request) of a variety of resources I plan to make available. I hope we can have a fruitful exchange!
I’m inspired by a quotation of Henry Van Dyke: “Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” We have different gifts, but there is one that we all have: a voice. Here is mine. Thanks for listening.
Some books I have loved
Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
David Brooks, The Road to Character
Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice, Emma
Martin Laird, Into the Silent Land
Conrad Aiken, Preludes
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
John Steinbeck, The Moon Is Down
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Teaching a Stone to Talk
A few words to live by
“Never look down to test the ground before taking the next step. Only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.” — Dag Hammarskjold