Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. ~ Yehuda Berg
Many people believe love is the most powerful force available to humanity. Other people are adamant that the most powerful force is anger. Like Yehuda Berg, I would argue that the most powerful force available to humanity is words. As such, I give you inspiration in the form of words. These may not all be original ideas but they are ones I have collected over the years that have intrigued and inspired me. I have notebooks full of these and plan to post ideas periodically. ❤
- Write a seven-line poem about one of the seven deadly sins that only contains seven words in each of the lines.
- Where has God shown up in your life today? Have you seen Him at work?
- What are your biggest temptations?
- Taking care of yourself – body, spirit and intellect – is a stewardship issue. How are you going to care for your own needs this week?
- What lies are stuck in your head telling you things that are clearly not of God? Where did they come from? People? Your self?
- Find a favorite recipe. Now write an essay inspired by or in the style of that recipe about a secret – yours or someone else’s.
- Write a poem that describes the wallpaper on your computer (or the image of the last postcard you received.
- Invent and describe a new food.Compile a list of inanimate objects to which you could compare yourself.
- What commercial or television show is most annoying to you? Explain why.
- Look through your periphery vision. What shapes and colors do you see? If you didn’t know what was there, what might you think this thing is? What if you had to live your life seeing the world only through periphery vision? How would things be different?
People and relationships:
- Describe someone who is a hero to you and explain why.
- Write about a time you were talking into something that you regretted.
- A lot of people write about poor relationships or relationships gone wrong. Instead, write about a relationship gone right, a relationship that was healthy and happy and did not result in heartache, betrayal and pain.
- Write about your relationship with a person you have never met (historical, fictional, cyber etc)
- Today, on the way home from work (or out running errands), pick out a stranger, someone you don’t know. Create a back story for them. Is this someone you would like to know? Explain.
- Write about a day you’d like to forget.
- What things touch your heart and heal your soul?
- What would you do if all the electricity in the world simply stopped?
- Write down 50 things that make you feel good. (Yes, fifty. Five – Zero.)
- Are you stuck in a giant hamster wheel? What can you do to reduce the busyness and become more of a whole, healthy, dynamic human being?
- If you lived in a different century, what would an average day be like for you?
- Write about what you didn’t do and where you didn’t go this weekend.
- Draw an imaginary constellation. Write a story about it such as ancient people may have told.
- Pretend you have been shrunk. Describe the room you are sitting in.
- Think of your favorite place. Describe it and portray its essence. Bonus: Do this without ever specifically identifying the place you are talking about. If you were reading what you wrote for the first time, would you know what was being described?