Saturday, January 17, 2009

Why "miracles in small letters"?

As I considered changing my e-column into a blog, I realized it would be a good opportunity to give it a new name. “Thank God It’s Thursday” seemed like a good title four years ago, but now it seems rather trite. And I wanted something that wasn’t tied to a particular day of the week. Because you all know how faithful I was at writing you every Thursday.

I wanted something that would say, “Finding God in the everyday stuff” but better than that. I considered “Extraordinary Ordinary,” “Burgers and Fries,” or “And another thing,” but none of those cranked my tractor.

So I went online and looked up quotes of well-known writers. Shakespeare, T.S. Elliot. But then I thought, “Why not go to your favorite, the guy who inspired you to be a writer in the first place.” C.S. Lewis.

After a little reading I discovered the quote that is now the basis of my blog name: “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”

I knew that was it. My original idea for the title was “Small Letters” but that was taken. So I added “miracles” and now I like that even better.

So there you have it. “miracles in small letters.”

I will no doubt write the same kind of self-preoccupied prose as I did when it was known as “Thank God It’s Thursday.” But it’s different, somehow. It’s a blog. About miracles. In small letters.


  1. Becky, you couldn't have chosen a better name for your blog. I love it. It's perfect. Here's to four and plenty more years.

  2. Thanks, Anna. C.S. Lewis really amazes me. One of my sisters once said she doesn't aspire to write a book; she aspires to write a really great sentence. I feel kinda like that. If I could write one sentence that people are quoting decades from now I'd be happy.

    Thanks for your good wishes. And thanks for sticking with me.

  3. Excellent Becky! I love it! Can't wait to read more!!!

  4. Thanks for all your encouragement!

  5. Becky,
    As always your choice truly reflects who you are!
    Keep up the writing, I love reading it.

  6. Really great title.
    look forward to reading more.

  7. What a clever title...I added a link on our blog today. :)

  8. Thanks everybody for connecting with my new blog. It's fun to be able to read each others' comments.

  9. I put your blog on my Favorites today, Becky. I'm looking forward to reading you through 2009 and beyond.