A JOURNALIST THRIVES ON PRAYER AND PERSEVERANCE

"WRITE IT SO WELL, they can't refuse!" That was the suggestion made to me by a Christian Science practitioner, when I relaunched my career as a freelance journalist in the English Lake District some years ago. Her wisdom still stands me in good stead today, even though I'm now semiretired.

I understood the practitioner's point—that my success depended primarily on the quality of my writing and my output. Provided I got that right, success would follow. It related, in a way, to Jesus' advice, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matt. 6:33). But it was expressed in a way that was particularly practical and meaningful to me as a journalist, and especially helpful to me at that time.

June 28, 2010
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