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And It Came To Pass

And it came to pass…

Marvelous words that fill my heart with hope.

No matter how long the wait, how bleak the possibility

God has a time.

Nothing will prevent it from finally coming to pass.

Years ago I used to write a lot.

I enjoyed the life of seeing many of my articles, devotionals and stories in print.

But then my life changed.

Suddenly my time was spent caring for a little baby as well as working full time.

Although I rejoiced in the gift of this child

that writer side of me ached.

Alone sometimes late at night I’d write a few lines

but then sadly file them away.

It was not the season to write.

One day I shared my heartache with a friend.

“Maybe this is the time for you to experience and one day you will write again.”

Her words found a place in my heart that encouraged me as the years continued to pass.

Lord, my life to You I bring. Whatever Your will.

Twenty one years have gone pass. Amazing how they fly.

Today my book is published.

A Christmas tale that once I lived a long time ago.

Birthed at a time when I desperately needed His Touch of love.

Placed in my arms at Christmas

a child

to mother for Him.

Once more my heart sees again His Truth.

Trust Him with all your moments, all your days

And in His Time He makes all things beautiful.

Don’t chafe under the long waits and endless days when seemingly nothing happens.

He knows your Heart. Keep writing for Him.

He shall bring it to pass.

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mommy and baby noelle

 

If You Never Try, You’ll Never Know~

I stared at the blank piece of paper

wondering where to begin. This was many years ago.

Deep within my heart there was a story that needed to be written;

an article that asked to be created

but

the very thought

of writing an entire article intimidated me.

You see, I had never written anything before

and I was scared.

Scared of what?

Failing, perhaps.

Doing a mediocre job.

Who knows, but I remember feeling paralzyed.

Then those powerful words came to my mind

and sank deep within my spirit.

If you try, you might fail.

But if you never try, you’ll never know.

So with that in mind I began to write –

I knew that I might fail

But if I didn’t even try I’d never know.

I wrote it in one sitting, slipped it in an envelope

along with a return stamped envelope

and mailed it out.

Done!

Satisfaction!

Peace! Gave it my best !

God must have known what my tentative spirit needed.

In days I received an acceptance letter.

Shining moments all around

The check that I got a few days later was only the icing on the cake.

I was a writer.

I was in His service.

Whether I never had anything else to be accepted for publication

I knew that I had tried and succeeded.

What about you?

If you don’t try, you’ll never know.

If you do try, you might fail.

But isn’t failure more about never trying than achieving a certain standard of perfection.

I never knew that I could ride a horse

until I tried. And then I worked very hard to learn more skills.

If you try, you might fail.

Mail out the manuscript. Click off that story. Write the poem. Create the song.

You never know.

You never know what you are capable of doing

Until you try. You never know what God will do through you until you try.

So let’s try, dear friends.

The time is now.

I’m trying – Will you?

 

august 13

Shining Moments

Whew. Just came home from exercising

and I love that all over

‘just did it’ feeling.

Stretching those muscles.

Setting goals and moving towards them.

I find that it’s all too easy to stay at the same place

instead of growing.

Although there is no way that you can be growing in every direction at once

Maybe now is that time

yes NOW

that you sense it’s important

to move out of mediocre

and grow.

God has placed within you

potential and strengths to do more

oh, much more

that you can possibly imagine.

So let’s begin.

Ok?

What have you wanted to do

but have held back from?

Or let’s put it this way-

If you knew that you could accomplish it

what would you like to do?

Down deep inside

what have you been yearning to do

where have you been longing to go

but it never seems right

or there’s never enough money?

My heart is to embrace yours to encourage you

to pray deeply and earnestly about those desires

and then begin to step out in that direction.

You with me?

Not knowing how

or when

just beginning to work in that direction.

Trusting a great God,

leaning on His Strength,

asking Him to do the seemingly impossible in and through you.

Sometimes

its that first step that is the most important.

Deciding.

Write down what it is

and also why you want to do that.

The why is almost more important than the what.

I want to complete my first fiction book.

I’ve sensed it within me for a long, long time

but there is never enough time or energy to finish it.

I even have the title but have not yet completed it.

Sound a little like you?

As I pondered why I want to write the book

it came down to this.

I’ve sensed that it’s a story that will encourage and inspire others

to glorify Him.

That’s what energizes me to write it.  I imagine His Smile.

So prayerfully listen to His call.

Then write it down and also write the why.

Then begin to plan what small steps you can begin to take to bring it to pass.

Your life is a gift

and He has gifted you. Let’s make this year

the year that you finally do it.

Are you with me?

I’m excited.

Let me know what you think?