A Word in Season

I have often heard people say that if they could write well they would send their testimonies to the Journal or Sentinel without further delay. Whenever I hear this said I am reminded of a story I once heard of a writer who was noted for his easy, graceful style of expressing himself in his writings.

A visitor to this writer was quite nonplussed on reading some of the author's manuscripts, at the inelegance of diction. On being chided for this seeming omission, the author explained that the ease and grace so much admired in his writings was only acquired by many hard days' labor, and he would accomplish that part of it later.

I think a lesson can be drawn from this little story. When the thought comes to us that it is time for us to send a contribution to our publications, we should write down the main facts as best we can, and afterwards clothe them in as good language as we can command, and if we are not satisfied with our own effort we can always enlist the aid of some one else who has had better educational advantages. Our efforts should not end here, but we shoul continue in our endeavors, and Love will guide us to write well and wisely.

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Testimony of Healing
A Few Words of Gratitude
August 29, 1901

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