Nature: A Catalyst for Writing

This past weekend, my husband and I visited my brother and his wife in Pennsylvania. A few years ago, they purchased an old farm and have remodeled it and turned it into a beautiful, quiet retreat. As we sat just under the large apple and pear trees, I was reminded of the refreshing that comes from sitting in God’s creation. 

Our Lord made the earth for us to enjoy. How many of us truly take the time to enjoy it? 

I find that nature provides one of the greatest inspirations for my writing. Interestingly, when I sit along a stream or the ocean, I am inspired to write poetry or fiction, not non-fiction. 

What about you? Does nature inspire you to write? If so, how? And what type of writing does God’s creation move you to do? 

The next time you’re experiencing a challenge with being inspired. go outdoors to a quiet place. There you will find the source of all inspiration, our good and gracious God.

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4 thoughts on “Nature: A Catalyst for Writing

  1. This is so true! I have been working on an assignment for my writing course I’m taking and I needed to get out into nature so I could focus and hear God.

    May 10, 2009 at 11:21 AM

  2. Praise the Lord. He provides everything to us.

    To be His believers, I believe that I ought to share the love He has given to me with the rests. That is the greatest force behind me to do everything in my life, including writing as well, so as to others may get the benefits as I do.

    Grace and peace to you

    May 10, 2009 at 6:55 PM

  3. I get inspiration all the time from the great outdoors! I write fantasy, so I am especially excited when I discover twisted trees, mushroom rings or exotic looking plants. 🙂

    It’s also healthy for the body and mind to walk, and I’m blessed to live close to a park along the Delaware River. It clears out the cobwebs and always gets me ready to sit and write. I simply have to make the time to do it.

    May 11, 2009 at 7:36 AM

  4. Nature always inspires my soul to sing and my heart to write. Yesterday I spent awhile outside drinking in the beauty of the blooming azaleas and listening to the birds sing their doxology of praise. It has inspired me to write for Him this week. Even when it is rainy or foggy,I find that getting outside triggers my creative juices. Now I just must make doing that a priority rather than an occasional delight.

    May 11, 2009 at 9:37 AM