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 from the period of the Great War (WWI).  

Through my blog  I’ll be sharing my thoughts on a variety of topics, including the themes that I’m exploring in the book.  If you follow me, 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.  I’ll also share some short pieces occasionally — stories, spiritual resources, and miscellaneous others.

See the sidebar to sign up to follow me here or to offer comments or questions. You can also email me directly at ljrobin@outlook.com. Please add the subject line “L&S”.

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.