Welcome to Write What You See

– a place to ponder this messy, ordinary, everyday life as a Christian –

I’m Lee Carter, writer, editor & author. Write What You See grew out of my desire to look at the world and this mortal life through a lens shaped by God and his Word.

I really want to see how God shows up in the everyday and the ordinary. And, in time, I want to understand. That means I need to write, because I’ve always done my best thinking that way.

For me, the physicality of pen in hand or fingers on keys has the mysterious power to corral my wayward thoughts and make them useful. Some of those thoughts even make their way onto these pages, but only after I’ve chased them around the paddock, harnessed and tethered them in place.

With God’s help, I’m learning to slow down and pay attention – a discipline which has brought fresh insight. And I’m discovering that life with God is an unexpected but purposeful narrative of forgiveness, transformation and grace.

I hope you’ll be enriched, refreshed, encouraged – even surprised – by what you read here.

Landscape image of Lee Carter in winter garden
Photo © Anna Rachel Photographer

I’m discovering that life with God is an unexpected but purposeful narrative of forgiveness, transformation and grace.”