Write a Letter

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


In his Little Red Book of Wisdom, Mark DeMoss laments the demise of letter writing. That's right: letters. Handwritten. On stationery. Sealed and stamped. Written with thought and often kept by their recipients.

A U.S. Post Office survey says that two-thirds of Americans don't expect to receive personal mail. But when they do, it makes their day. That hope, often, is what sends them to the mailbox. As Mark says, "A letter's impact almost always exceeds the writer's effort."

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. This week, reach past the keyboard to an ink pen. Handwrite a note. Say thanks or encourage someone. Email is faster, but a handwritten letter stays longer in the heart . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

(1 Thess. 5:11)