Saturday, August 27, 2011


I probably should title this blog...too many projects in the frying pan! Of course that's my nature, always has been. No matter what I'm into, I'm into too many things at once. Take my writing...I've always wanted to write, ever since I could remember. I wrote a children's book in grade school. Wish I still had it. In High school, I was afraid to admit I liked writing. I was afraid to pursue writing as a career, hobby, or even an interest. Why? English was only my favorite class when we were studying creative writing. Otherwise it was one of my worse. My grammar...spelling...well, can't you tell? But what I know now and didn't know then, that spelling and grammar can be learned. My writing, well, that's a passion. I'm still afraid to admit to people that I've written a Novel, working on three others, and a book, and a private personal testimonial book. I've started and left hanging, several blogs, written tons of journals, and notes here there and everywhere. I've enjoyed two Creative writing courses, some articles (and have had couple of them published in magazines.) I know this sounds nerdish, but I actually love to write bookkeeping, government, and customer service offices about my needs, complaints, and appeals. It actually works though. I've solved problems and saved money over the years with those letters. Not to mentioned how I made my way to passing grades answering essay questions. I must say I am good at writing about something I know absolutely nothing about. Either my teachers thought I knew what I was talking about, or didn't want to take the time to read my essays and graded it with a high score just because I took the time to write. haha!

I have toughened up a bit though and am telling people, family. I'm letting people read my stuff, even though I figure they hate it and just don't want to hurt my feelings. Well, even though nobody may like it, or my writing may never get published, I do enjoy writing and it seems to be an outlet for me. Sort of like my own personal therapist! :)

I've been saying for the last 30 years that I will go back to school and get my degree. Now I'm trying to figure out when and what do I want my degree in? It used to be teaching, and as much as I love to teach, I'm thinking now more like writing. After all, if I can learn how to write correctly, with my passion, maybe...just maybe...I can polish up my books and novels and publish a book or two.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fruit of the Spirit

I had to write this down before I forgot it. It works perfect for the JVR ministry, and I want to write it in the book. This morning while listening to KLOVE in the car on the way to a seminar I was to teach, God spoke this illustration to me. KLOVE was talking about the fruit of the spirit and the bible verses Galatians 5:22-23. The only way to get the fruit of the spirit is from the Holy Spirit. Because we are human, the fruit of the spirit needs to be used often and restocked. In other words, fresh fruit is very good, but if not used right away rots and is no good. It also has to be purchased often to keep fresh fruit available. Same with the fruit of the spirit, we need to share the fruit with others around us, use it. And we need to renew often by staying in prayer and in the word, and staying in constant relationship with Jesus, our savior. This concept works well with JVR. The JVR volunteers and staff need to have a positive Christ like attitude. But because we are all human, we need constant reminders, encouragers, and to be constantly 'filled with the spirit.' Well, in a ministry/work place this can only be accomplished by meetings, pep rallies, or in JVR's case devotions/bible studies. Well, you'll just have to read the book when I'm finished to see what I'm rattling on about. Need to get to bed, it's getting pretty late.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Still Inspired

 So it’s been a month since my last blog. I get discouraged easily. This morning in my quiet time I felt inspired. (Inspired by God Himself.) I know that God wants me to write and share JVR, even though I still have so much to learn about writing, the use of the English language, grammar, spelling, words themselves. But what a better way to learn than by doing? The more I write, the more I want to write, the more I learn what I need to correct. If I never write, I never learn. I sometimes have so much in my mind that I get overwhelmed and don’t even know where to start. Tonight I was able to write quite a bit for my book JVR. I’m very encouraged and excited. As I went to close down, I skimmed over what I already wrote and found this link. It says a link to my blog while I’m writing my book. Well, how can I or you, or anyone else follow my journey of self doubt, brain freezes, or brain explosions if I don’t write the journey? So my commitment to you who read this, to you who read the book JVR is to continue to blog, through feast and famine! Enjoy and together we’ll learn! All comments welcome! I plan to take an online English course or two within the next year. But until then, feel free to correct, comment, teach. J I’ll try not to take it too personally! J