Hi. My name is Jim Miesner, and I write words. Occasionally those words turn into sentences, which turn into paragraphs, which become short stories and even sometimes books.
Why do I do this?
Self-aggrandizement. I’m pretty incredible!
Money is also a great reason. I want lots of it, and writing is the easiest way to get rich without all of that hard work nonsense (that the 1% likes to champion).
Those are really the only two reasons that I write, but if I had to say a third, you know if I cared about people or had principles, then maybe I would say something like:
We live in a flawed and imperfect world, one that is more divided every day. We attack each other, cancel each other, hurl labels and blame, without even recognizing our hypocrisy.
Ephesians 6:12 says it best:
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
To me, that means the war we fight isn’t physical but spiritual.
There are forces in this world that twist the beautiful into the ugly and the ugly into the beautiful. Forces that attack us outwardly and inwardly. Our only weapon against it is the Word of God and prayer. In those two things, there is wisdom and power.
Though many want to pretend God is archaic, He still speaks to us. He can still use any of us to accomplish incredible things if we are willing. The breath of God transforms and lives in those who welcome it.
With all of that said, this whole writing thing is an experiment of sorts. I write for my wife and future-teenagers. It’s a fun way to connect with them. I’m not going to pretend that God’s power flows through my pages. There are thousands of authors better than me.
Hopefully, someday that may change, though, and God’s wisdom will be present in the simple words that I type out. Whatever happens, it’s going to be a long, long, loooonnng journey. If you’re interested in coming along, please stick around. I’d enjoy the company.
You know something humble and corny like that.
– Jim Miesner – 7.9.2020
PS: I’m Christian, but I don’t write Christian fiction.