Every day reveals a new story, a new bend in the road, and a clearer understanding of our journey.

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About the Book

It’s All Write With Me! Essays From My Heart, is a book filled with personal insights and stories from the heart of Lynn Walker Gendusa. The book has fifteen chapters accompanied by original illustrations.

Chapters include the following topics: Family, Faith, Roots, Friends, LaGrange, Shadows, Southland, Healing, Age(less), Lessons, Treasures, America, Celebrate, Joy and The Last Chapter. The stories are a compilation of columns and articles that have appeared in newspapers and other publications throughout the country and offer inspiration and encouragement to the reader.

The author shares her own journey with depression in the chapter “Shadows” and her personal relationship with God in the essays about Faith. Patriotism shines in “America” and she shares her love of her beloved Southland. Celebrations of life are abundant throughout the book and “The Last Chapter” reminds us that we will all leave this world one day, however, a door is left ajar to enter another one. Just follow the light!


When Lynn Gendusa weaves the commonality of life’s ups and downs into the tapestry of her essays we see and feel remarkable similarities to our own joys, heartaches and victories. It takes an exceptional writer to connect so intimately with her readers. In this collection of Lynn’s stories be prepared to laugh hard, cry hard, and most of all, make sense of things.
—Lee Walburn, Editor Emeritus of Atlanta Magazine

Lynn understands people, their opportunities and challenges. Her columns leave good feelings radiating after each-a nice addition to today’s hard news.
—Jim Boone, Chairman of the Board, Boone Newspapers

If you like to read, don’t wait another minute to open this book and meet Lynn Gendusa who loves to write. And does it so well! She’ll tug at your heartstrings, remind you of the strength of family ties, and keep us all on a positive path of loving service to community and country. From quirky nostalgia on such as handmade aprons, iron skillets and homemade fried chicken, to the warmth of family past and current, Lynn’s memories and musings unite us all in the power of her words to open our hearts and minds to what is old or new and always deeply felt by us all.
—Allison St. Claire, Editor, Publisher, Senior Wire News Service

About Lynn

After spending forty-three years as an interior designer, Lynn Walker Gendusa was ready to retire to a hammock somewhere overlooking the blue ocean. Except God had other plans. Within a few weeks of putting down her tape measure, she picked up a pen. Her first story was published in the LaGrange Daily News in LaGrange, Georgia, her former hometown. Within a few more weeks, she became a weekly columnist for the paper, writing essays about faith, America, family, friends, depression, joy, holidays, and the other stuff of life. Her work soon spread across the country to other publications that loved her relatable down-home stories that are laced with inspiration as well as frankness.

Lynn has compiled many of her columns into these pages after readers encouraged her to do so. Her mission is to always inspire and remind us of life’s abundant blessings. She believes, “Every day reveals a new story, a new bend in the road, and a clearer understanding of our journey.”

Lynn currently resides in Roswell, Georgia with her husband David. She is the mother of three children, two stepchildren and three grandchildren.

The Writing Place


Those Tumbled Down Days April 15, 2021 - Some days, life seems to take a tumble, a misstep, or when it feels as if something is just plain off.  Days when our energy is low, but our worry is high.  Frustration, sadness, and fatigue sink in, and we wonder why.  Most of us want to go back to bed, cover our heads, and pray that tomorrow will be an 'on' day and our joy will return.  However, I believe we need those troubled days to recoup, rethink, and redo.  Perhaps they are given to us to settle ourselves, be alone, and even shed a few cathartic tears.  It… Read More
Happy Trails to You April 7, 2021 - Dad held my hand as we strolled toward the mammoth beast he wanted me to ride.  Since I was only five, the horse resembled a dinosaur but didn’t appear as if he could spew fire. Dad hoisted me into the saddle as I realized horses are sure larger in real life instead of those on television.  I tried not to be frightened, but my heart pounded. The horse must not have taken too kindly to the kid on his back because before we took one hoof-sized step, he bucked. The next thing I knew was I was lying in the… Read More
The Green Hills of Heaven March 30, 2021 - “Grandpa! I had a funny dream last night!” I exclaimed while my grandmother prepared my breakfast.  “What kind of dream did you have, sweetheart?”  "I dreamed I was at the top of a hill where the grass was so thick and dark green it felt like plush carpet.  The sky was as blue as one could imagine, and just as I started to race down the hill in my bare feet, I grabbed your hand.   Grandpa listened intently as I continued, “But, Grandpa, when I looked at you, you were my age!  Your hair was the color of amber, and… Read More
The Heart of a Scottish Ancestor March 24, 2021 - My father and I acquired a characteristic from a Scottish ancestor who, if I go to heaven, I am going to have choice words with.  Our inherited faces, eyes mainly, cannot hide our emotions.  Mom always said, "No use for you or your Dad to lie because your faces tell the whole story!"  So, that means we never got away with anything.  That same relative of long ago also bequeathed us a big mouth to accompany our tell-all eyes.  What a combination!  If I am unhappy, friends will say, "What's wrong?"  “Nothing, I am fine.” And they quickly respond, “No,… Read More
Run into the Arms of Tomorrow March 17, 2021 - As I sat in the lobby of a hotel recently while visiting my daughter and granddaughter in Florida, I had the pleasure of seeing a family reunited. The grandmother was sitting near me when her three small grandchildren rushed through the lobby doors.  The little girls ran as fast as they could, jumped into her arms as tears formed in her eyes.  Her daughter followed the racing girls and embraced her mother for far more than seconds.  Their happiness overwhelmed me, and I found myself smiling from ear to ear underneath my mask.  Who knows how long it had been… Read More
True Leaders Carry Worn Bibles March 3, 2021 - A giant soul fell into the arms of God last month.  His passing was a consequential loss, not only for those who knew him well but because a good, Godly man left this world.  We need all the kind, Godly people we can get around here.  When God chooses to take the righteous home, I always pray another will attempt to feel those shoes, walk an honorable path, and become a giant. Because of the pandemic, his funeral was held virtually.  I watched as the Methodist minister stepped up to the pulpit with a worn, broken Bible filled with letters… Read More
Oh, What a Relief it Is! February 24, 2021 - My arm is sore, my fever finally broke, and my bottle of Advil is emptied.  However, yippee and Howdy Doody, I am vaccinated against the coronavirus!  Do you remember the Alka Seltzer commercial, "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh, what a relief it is!?" If you do, then you know why I was qualified to receive the vaccine.    There is satisfaction in knowing I contributed to kicking the dickens out of COVID.  So, I endured a few days of discomfort to further the cause of healing a world, and I need a new bottle of Advil. So what? It was… Read More
Leaving Age on the Curb February 10, 2021 - Before Christmas, 2018, a group of girlfriends headed to New York City to see the bright lights, the holiday decorations, and hopefully catch a snowflake or two.  Our spirits were high because our friend’s niece managed the production of a little play on Broadway called "Hamilton," and we possessed priceless tickets.   When we stood on stage and mingled with the cast of the famed musical, we were beyond excited.  We drooled as we gazed into the city's elaborate store windows, waved our way through throngs of people, and relished each moment. It was the "girls" trip right out of a… Read More
Meet God’s Soldier with a Mission January 20, 2021 - When I moved to LaGrange, Georgia, from Tennessee as a fifteen-year-old, my first Georgia beau was Dan Larry Payne.  I possess an old photo showing Dan, sporting a profoundly serious expression, standing beside me.  I was wearing a wrist corsage, a pretty yellow dance dress, and a smile across my face.   Our teen romance lasted about two weeks, which was typical for that age, but we remained loyal friends.  He married one of my dearest pals, Jo, soon after high school, with the rest of our classmates questioning, “Wonder how long that will last?” Mr. and Mrs. Payne were members… Read More
WELCOME! May 20, 2019 - Welcome to my new site! Here you will find stories, both old favorites and new ones which I will change often. I will also write a post when something strikes me or I need to share important news. You can send me a note, a question, or a request. I would love to hear from you! In the meantime, keep reading, be inspiring, and change the world with kindness. Blessings, Lynn Read More