These have become my favorite pencils. I think I first grabbed a pack during back-to-school season several years ago when I had a coupon and sale match up to make them almost free. The writer/artist in me always needs a pencil handy, and these were fun colors. Once I started using them, I discovered they were also easy to sharpen, had a nice soft lead, and had amazing erasers.
Maybe it sounds silly to have a favorite pencil or pen (mine are the PENTEL RSVP, in blue). But I do. And probably the best part of this one is the eraser. Why? Because I erase a lot. I use these for Bible journaling, to keep my calendar up-to-date, to make lists, to sketch out scenes in a notebook before typing it in, to sketch out patterns for sewing or crochet, to do anything that needs a pencil. And I don't always draw/write what I meant to the first time. So that eraser is important. These take the lead back off the page without smearing or streaking or leaving tons of little pieces behind.
God's eraser, though, is even better. Even as amazing as these are, sometimes you can still tell where the pencil mark was originally. Or see the indention in the paper where that word was written before I changed my mind. But God, when he removes something, He does it so well that He can't see it anymore once it's gone. So, when I get super frustrated with my children and snap at them, then repent and ask for forgiveness, God takes that moment away and doesn't remember it anymore. I'd love to not remember it, either, but then I guess I wouldn't learn from it. Still. As much as I love these pencils with their fabulous erasers, I am even more grateful for my Heavenly Father's.
This is a place for me to share thoughts and ideas not just related to writing. Thoughts about what's going on in my life, about an idea I got that I thought shareworthy, or just a funny anecdote.