Thursday, November 29, 2012

Moving forward, Trusting God, Being Obedient

Still writing. I've been writing long hand, with an actual pen and on actual lined paper. I find that my mind flows more fluently and quickly writing this way. Then I type what I've written in the computer and the ideas continue. Writing is so much fun. I realize that not all people like to write. And I realize that a lot of my writing is just words. But I do so enjoy it. I only hope that someday my writing will encourage people around the world for generations to come. Will make people laugh. Will guide people to the truth. I've entered two additional contests, one short story and one novel. The short story win will get me enough to publish my novel and send me to writing school. The novel win will actually get the novel published. How exciting is that! Of course I mustn’t get my hopes too high. There are so many other writers that have the same dream as I do and are so much better than I am. It's all in God's hands.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Animals named in the Bible

Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth,...Isaiah 46:1

When I first read this the other day I truly thought the bible was talking about horses or donkeys. I thought to myself, wow, I didn't know God gave animals names in the bible, until I read further. (The notes in the margin helped as well.) I was so disappointed. They're names of Babylonian god's. Yes I know, I can be quite ditzy! lol

But I was intrigued by this chapter. It made very eye opening comparisons. When those who have other god's run from danger they carry their gods’s with them and are burdened down. But when those who have God, well, God caries them through danger and lifts their burdens. Isn’t that the coolest thing? I've read the poem, Foot Prints in the Sand. I've heard, learned, read about God being there for us, lifting our burdens. But, I've never quite looked at it like that before. I don't know, sometimes seeing or hearing things that have become so common place in a different light, makes everything new and exciting again. It revives the excitement, the assurance, the peace, that our Lord and Savior IS ALWAYS with us! Loves us! Cares for us! Thank you God!

Those other god's? Well, their just dead weight! I can do without! :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Encouraging Rejection Letters

Yes you read it correctly! Encouraging rejection letters. About a year ago I sent several copies of my Novel to some hopeful publishers. (For the second time) I received a couple rejection letters, most publishers don't send out letters these days unless it's an acceptance letter. Well, the other day, I received a rejection letter that had been sent to our old address and forwarded to our new. Perfect timing actually, (of course, God always has perfect timing.) I really needed the boost. I had just put out a prayer request on the JVR FaceBookpage. A couple of old friends also commented on my last post, which helps encourage even more so. This rejection letter started out, I enjoyed reading your story. Wow, a publisher enjoys reading my story! I don't know why I have to be constantly told. I can't even write the words...I want to so very much to be a published writer, but I...oh I've already written it all. If you've followed my blogs you know what I'm saying. So, I tweaked one of my stories. Actually I reorganized it. And...I sent it in to another contest! Yay! I did! Thank you everybody for your encouraging words and prayers!