I write better when it’s raining. I think I may even breathe better. And a rainstorm with thunder and lightning? Such power! It makes me feel more alive. I also like songs about rain, such as Holy Spirit Rain Down by Hillsong, I Love a Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt, Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain by Willie Nelson, and Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.
Hot coffee. Coffee is especially good when it comes with a good friend who longs for deep, meaningful, God-centered conversation as much as I do. If it’s raining, even better!
Beautifully crafted sentences that linger in my mind: sometimes profound (meaning they cause me to think), sometimes provocative (meaning they cause me to feel).