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.

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Observing the Power of Kindness February 17, 2021 - We were in a hotel enjoying a Sunday brunch a few years ago when I observed a woman standing at the small bar ordering a cocktail.  After watching her for a few moments, I discerned she was intoxicated, and I began to worry.   I looked to see who might have accompanied her but soon realized she was alone.   I felt strangely uncomfortable and could not keep my eyes off the slim woman.  Suddenly, she fell backward onto the floor, hitting her head. I ran to her, grabbed her hand, and asked if she was in pain. She clutched my fingers… 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
“Walk a Mile in His Shoes…” February 3, 2021 - Recently, I was delightfully honored to be asked to speak at a civic club meeting in the spring.  After my response, "Of course!", I began to ponder the topic of my address.    After conferring with trusted friends, it will be "Life Lessons." I have not begun the process of writing my speech, but as I was settling on a subject, an old photograph of my mother fell out of an album I was dusting. Her dark brown eyes seemed to be searching my face as I studied hers.  Elizabeth Walker was quite stunning and dignified with a quiet disposition. … Read More
Stand Tall and Shine a Light January 27, 2021 - After writing a column that addressed the Capitol riots, I was shocked by the responses of a few.  I was amazed how many read between the lines, deemed it politically biased, and defended the actions of the assault.  Readers wrote, “You’re an idiot!” and another, “You better watch yourself when you go outside!” Strangers who never met me sending threatening and demeaning insults they probably would never say to my face but felt it necessary to bully behind the computer.  Fortunately, I have only received a handful of those hateful responses through the years. I cannot imagine how people in… 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
The Hallowed Halls of Democracy January 14, 2021 - There will be many stories, opinions, and theories floated around our country regarding the events of January 6th, 2021. Blame will be passed around like the mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving.  However, one aspect of that Wednesday we should agree on is that it will never be forgotten. For the better part of my writing career, I have tried my dead level best to promote kindness and understanding.  When I write, I always envision God as my boss whispering, "Write from your heart, write healing stories, and weave it around my teachings.”  Sometimes I know I failed, but I sincerely tried.  … 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