Welcome to my site!
Wandering with Words is a journey around the world through words.
The written word, from when I could read, has opened up new and exciting worlds and since I became an author myself I have created new worlds, helped other people to create other worlds.
I embarked on the journey as a writer when I turned forty years of age. This was when my nest had emptied. I felt the need to express myself and I believed there was a deposit of experience within me I could share with the world. I faced many challenges, one of the hardest was learning to expose my true thoughts, feelings and opinions.
Over the years, my self esteem had suffered and I didn’t really know who I was. To be a writer, I needed to find myself and ceased from building walls around myself .
Words have fascinated me, they have created images, they helped me explore ideas and woven dreams so my life has been enriched, doors to life have been opened by words.
Words create friends conversely they make enemies hence the need to choose words wisely. Friendships forged by words of love, esteem, respect often last a lifetime and enrich those unions.
Health, mental and physical, come from wise and caring words. Words are the fabric of life, we need to cultivate a vocabulary of words that bless and cheer and create worlds of joy and beauty and goodwill.
My great and driving passion is my love for the Lord Jesus Christ. Deep within me, he is the one who has set me free from inhibitions and poor self esteem to grow as a writer and take my place in the world of words. I want to share with all and anyone, the depthless and immeasurable love of God through Jesus, his Son.
I hope you can join me on the trip and enjoy the journey, perhaps even add to the journey with a word or two of your own.
Enjoy the stories, articles, images, be enriched by what you read and see in Wandering with Words.
You could call these magpies creative. They have raided the tables of the human visitors and stolen food scraps. Another name comes to mind: opportunists. The grey minor birds are creative, as well. They follow the magpies because they know the magpies find food. Another for them is parasite. what ever we choose to call these birds, when it comes to food, they use whatever comes to hand.
I invite you, the reader, to be bold and share your thoughts in this space. I love observing the birds. They do all sorts of interesting things. They each have a personality. They observe we humans and use us if they cn to provide food for them when they are in need. The birds often make my day a day of great pleasure. I do not keep any in a cage. My ‘other children’ are wild and free.