Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.
I can’t believe that I took off over a week from this blog! When I signed in, it was totally different! My blog admin has changed and I barely know where anything is anymore 😦 ! I guess that’s what I get for neglecting this blog.
I have some bad news. Episode I of my Crazy Life is taking a short hiatus until further notice. I’m taking a short break from writing all day. I took a three-day weekend break, but I think I might need a little bit more time. I’m not going to say that I’m NOT going to write because in the middle of my break I may have a breakthrough, but I’m just going to (try) to forget about the bumps I’ve hit and enjoy my free summer days.
Lately, I haven’t been liking anything I’ve been writing. Even this blog post is a struggle for me. For some reason, I’m stressed about everything I try to write. Currently, I have three novels in ‘main’ focus. Maybe, it’s a little much but I don’t want to give up on one of them and I don’t want to have to resort to putting one or possibly two of them aside for now.
To tell you the truth, for this past week I’ve been focusing on my latest book idea (I came up with it on my three-day weekend break). Since Monday, I have only written thirty-two words for the novel,and I’m not even sure if I’m going to keep those words! Nothing is coming naturally to me. I have to put deep thought into every word. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with putting deep thought into a story, but that’s just not usually how my stories work. When I was writing Natalie, the words just spewed forth and I liked what I was writing. Maybe that’s because I was Natalie. Natalie reacted the same way I would if I was placed into those situations. In this book, I’m switching between two characters point of view. One of the characters is a girl and the other is a boy. I haven’t had a lot of practice doing that. The only time I’ve switched from a girl’s point of view to a boy’s point of view was when I was writing Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys mysteries! Maybe, I should go back to writing those for practice.
But what’s really been on my heart lately is giving to up all to the Lord. He’s the One that has given me the ability to write and He’s the One that puts the words in my heart. He knows the beginning from the end. Sometimes I’ll do something simple like put a piece of gum in my mouth and I’m instantly reminded that God knew I was going to do that! And then I sit in wonder for a couple of seconds.
I’ve gotta stop worrying if my books are ‘perfect’ or not and just trust that God’s got it.
I’ll sign off with these words from Matthew 6: 25-27: “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.
O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;
Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
Coming Soon: My Crazy Life-Episode I: The Summer Everything Changed
“My name is Charlotte Lily ‘Charlly’ Ruth King. Some of you might remember the email I sent to Natalie. Well now its my turn to tell a story.”
Meet Charlly. Her life forever changed on the rainy day her mother and little sister Becca Lou, and herself accepted Christ in a little road side chapel the day after she was released from the hospital. Now her life has changed once again. Her mother has just married ex-marine and fireman Larry ‘Laz’ Stewart which also means she gets an annoying stepbrother, Matt. And then on the first day of summer, Laz revives a phone call from his relatives in Berkshire County informing him that his Aunt Lori has given him the lot where her house once stood. Charlly detest her move to Florida until she learns that her favorite blogger, Natalie Matthews, lives there.