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Trying to Make Writing Happen

Trying to Make Writing Happen

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God is working in my heart trying to make writing happen. I feel the stirrings of new life inside me as if I were expecting a big, beautiful baby. I keep trying to light a fire in my spirit, but it rains so often in my heart that the sparks never have a chance to ignite. I've been begging God for so long to give me words. There's so much I want to say--but God is silent when I sit waiting for words. God, give me Your words. Give me the ears to listen. Let the rain soften my heart so that when the words come, they'll sound like they do in my head. They'll be God-inspired, so they won't be able to help it. Take these wooden, empty words and fill them with light and love. Amen.
Putting My Soul into Words

Putting My Soul into Words

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Every time I sit down to write these days, I feel a tension in my body. It's as if I feel too vulnerable to share something close to my heart. Even right now, I can feel it. Have you ever felt like that? I've mentioned on here that I don't get out of my house much. I hate thinking of myself as homebound or a "shut-in" or even worse an "invalid." It makes me feel even more vulnerable because sometimes I feel left out of the lives of people I care about. Reaching out to someone feels like a risk that's more than I can take. Sometimes I think it even extends to my relationship with God. Putting my feelings into words in prayer means I have to ignore how unworthy I feel. I'm trying to hold on to faith that God wants to hear what I have to say. I guess today I'm trying to hold on to...

Psalm 121 A song of ascents.

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1 I lift up my eyes to the hills-- where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip-- he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD watches over you-- the LORD is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD will keep you from all harm-- he will watch over your life; 8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. The days are getting a little longer, but we've seen plenty of gray skies in the Blue Ridge Mountains since the beginning of the year. It's hard to remember that I live in one of the most beautiful places I know...