I’m Lee Carter and Write What You See is my online home. I’m passionate about following Jesus, writing, reading, thinking, making music, walking, enjoying creation and hanging out with my family and friends.
I was married for 23 years to a wonderful man called Paul, but since his death in 2011, I’ve had to learn to be single again and build a life without his beloved presence. However, I am blessed with two courageous and creative adult children, and a lovely daughter-in-law, and I enjoy working freelance as a writer and editor in Sydney, Australia.
I’m committed to figuring out how to live for God where I am, even though my everyday life as a Christian is often messy, unglamorous and intensely ordinary. I love the fact that while the results are underwhelming, the rewards are unequalled. That’s because life with God is a surprising story of forgiveness, transformation and love that he continues to write in the lives of people like you and me.
And that’s what I write about here. I write about how God shows up in unexpected ways in the everyday lives of ordinary people. I’m convinced that if we pay attention we can glimpse God at work in this intricate and astonishing world he has made.
I write about these things because God entered human history in the person of his Son, Jesus, and through him we can know God and recognise his handiwork. In the ultimate ‘show and tell’, Jesus was Immanuel—God with us—revealing to us what God is like. And he showed us how the Father’s surprising story of forgiveness and love transforms human stories like mine and, I hope, yours.