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when will I write???

My third novel is just sitting there looking lost & alone. I’ve haven’t picked it up or given it a second thought in weeks. I just can’t seem to motivate myself to write. What’s up with me? There was a time when stories continually ran through my head & when ideas flowed. What happened? I think what may partly be happening is that the lack of interest in my first two books has left me wondering ~ why bother? I don’t want to write for myself! Maybe this is a test from God. Will I persevere despite the lack of interest? Or will I be a quitter? So far it seems like I’m leaning toward the being a quitter. Sigh…

2 comments June 16, 2010

Careful…

I’m just as guilty of this as the next person ~ looking at someone and deciding whether they dress right, act right, say the right things, are worthy of my time & attention, etc., etc. How easy it is to decide against someone just because they aren’t like us! “I wouldn’t wear that!” “I would never say that!” “What a loser he/she is!” But guess what? We don’t have the right to judge someone. Why can’t we just accept people for what they are? Why do we have to think less of them because they aren’t a carbon copy of US? We all do it. Judge. Belittle in our thoughts. Think more highly of ourselves than we ought to. I’ve been in church, standing next to someone and we’re praising & worshipping the Lord, when someone walks in and sits near us. “Look at what she’s wearing. She looks dumb in that.” I can’t imagine that that kind of attitude is pleasing to the Lord. He doesn’t look at the outside. He sees our hearts. Why can’t we do the same?

My prayer is that God would slap me along side my head when I even begin to judge another. Because it is WRONG!!

4 comments May 28, 2010

Do Not Be Afraid

God’s power

to your weakness

God’s light

to your darkness

God’s love

to your loneliness

God’s care

to your troubles

God’s peace

to your distress

God’s eternity

Fill your life.

4 comments April 14, 2010

keepin’ that poetry coming…

William Blake’s “The Lamb” seemed the right poem to pick in honor of Easter and April’s National Poetry Month. Enjoy!

THE LAMB

Little Lamb, who made thee?

Dost thou know who made thee?

Gave thee life, and bid thee feed,

By the stream and o’er the mead;

Gave thee clothing of delight,

Softest clothing, woolly, bright;

Gave thee such a tender voice,

Making all the vales rejoice?

Little Lamb, who made thee?

Does thou know who made thee?

Little Lamb, I’ll tell thee,

Little Lamb, I’ll tell thee:

He is called by thy name,

For He calls Himself a Lamb.

He is meek, and He is mild;

He became a little child.

I a child, and thou a lamb,

We are called by His name.

Little Lamb, God bless thee!

Little Lamb, God bless thee!

Add a comment March 29, 2010

Easter & National Poetry Month are arriving soon…

And because of that ~ I thought I’d share this 17th century poem titled The Call

My blood so red

For thee was  shed,

Come home again ,come home again:

My own sweetheart, come home again!

You’ve gone astray

Out of your way,

Come home again, come home again!

1 comment March 22, 2010

Offense

In these days in which we are living ~ more than ever before ~ Satan is bringing about strife and offense. We need to get to the point where we can trust God to deal with our difficult situations. And our difficult people! Not easy, I know. The Bible says:  ‘Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.’  We don’t need to vindicate ourselves. Give it to God instead. He’ll take care of it in His time and in His way.

1 comment March 14, 2010

Labels

You ever notice how the world just loves to put lables on folks? You are or you have:  Alcoholic. Gay. Wife-beater. Bipolar. Manic Depressive. Fibromyalgia. Pervert. Cancer.

Hi. I’m George and I’m an alcoholic. Hi. I’m Cindy and I have fibromyalgia.

Why let the devil TELL us what we are or aren’t. How about: Hi. I’m Beverly and I’m a child of the living God. I struggle with….

See the difference. You don’t have to become what you struggle with. Focus on WHO you are. A child of God. If you’re born-again, you belong to Jesus. The ailments you struggle with are not you! Shake off those labels!

Jesus died to set us FREE!!!

1 comment March 10, 2010

Guess I’m a whimp…

and give up far too easily, cause I have lost my desire to write! I thought the desire would always be there. But it’s up and gone. What to do?! I’ve invested a lot of time and money in this whole writing thing. I’m going to a writer’s retreat this weekend!! I had no idea it was going to be soooo hard. I feel rejected. Dumb. Useless. Like I really don’t have anything to say. I have a whole box of my books sitting in my office. Everytime I look at that box I’m reminded of how they aren’t selling. Not even the one book at the Bible bookstore has sold. Can’t even sell one on ebay!! Yikes! I’m tempted to throw them all in the fireplace. I haven’t written on my newest project since November. Loser with a big “L.” Sigh…

Add a comment February 17, 2010

Pied Beauty ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins

 

Glory be to God for dappled things –

For skies of couple-color as a brinded cow;

For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;

Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls, finches’ wings;

Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plow;

And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;

Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)

With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;

He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change;

Praise Him.

Add a comment February 1, 2010

Saw a great movie…

To Save A Life 

Choices. Taking action/vs. not taking action. Friendship. Feeling rejected. Suicide. Hurting inside. Cool vs. not cool. Love. Parties. Hopelessness. God. Families breaking apart. Standing up for what is right. Cutting. Booze. Sex.School

That’s what this movie is about. Go see it. You won’t be sorry.

Add a comment January 31, 2010

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