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


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
A Parade of Human Kindness January 6, 2021 - Last year brought forth not only a killing pandemic but shined a light on the best and worst in all of us.  We experienced it all, from the discord found in the political environment to the medical community's united front.  The good, the bad, the love, and the hate, resided side by side.   Neighbors, friends, and family members fought over politics and who was right and who was wrong until there is now talk of another civil war.  I am sure it will continue for a while because there is so much bitterness, but I witnessed something this weekend that… Read More
Relinquishing My Christmas Crown December 30, 2020 - Yesterday was Christmas Day 2020.   Today is the day I will abdicate my throne as the Queen of Christmas.  I ponder such a thought each year after Santa visits because I am usually bone-tired, but this is different.  Perhaps, it is not fatigue from cooking or cleaning, but rather a tiredness from a year when all things seem exhausting and good news is in short supply. My lack of positive energy could be due in part to my two-year-old refrigerator. It broke three days before Christmas and will be on the fritz until January.  Thank goodness we had the old… Read More
How Do We Retrieve Our Spirit? December 23, 2020 - It is nearing the end of December 2020, and soon the world will erupt with gladness that this year is almost over!  A glimmer of light appears at the end of dark tunnels.  The television will no longer shout horrid campaign ads, and children’s laughter will soon return to school playgrounds. Hopefully, when Christmas returns in 2021, we can openly embrace our families, witness smiles, and thank God we survived the worst year in America’s history. However, before we look ahead to 2021, let us return for a moment to Christmas Eve 2019.  How many of us gathered around our… Read More
Mending the Broken Home and Heart December 16, 2020 - When I was a little girl, my friend Martha owned the prettiest dollhouse on the planet.  Lucky Martha was an only child whose father managed the local five-and-dime store.  Naturally, she would have excellent toys! There must have been some magic at Martha's house, because to this day, I still recall her enchanted dollhouse I longed to call my own.   Several years ago, I decided, since Santa never brought me a dollhouse like Martha's, it was high time I should own one.  I purchased a kit, built it piece by piece, shingle by shingle, and donated it for a… Read More
The Mystery Church in the Valley December 3, 2020 - Occasionally, I find myself believing I can do anything regardless of abilities or talent. So, in other words, I probably think to highly of myself.   My brain is sometimes fooled by lofty dreams.  Every few years, my mind wants to believe I am an artist.  My friend, Gerri, is an artist, and so was Van Gogh.   When I view authentic art, my eyes remind  me I should just stick to painting by number with crayons. But because I am stubborn, I again pulled out the old paintbrushes and pretended to be someone other than who I am.     My… 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