Remember the commercial for air freshener that tells you to plug it in and everything will smell good again? Or have you ever heard that to get your computer back up and running, pull the plug and reset it?  I wonder how that philosophy would work on us.  I mean, when we’re overloaded, just take a few minutes to recharge and plug us in again.

For the past few years, I’ve been trying to create a novel about the intersecting lives of three women who grew up together.  Each has some secret to bear and the only way to overcome their shame is through each others’ friendship.  I was about half finished when I had to purchase a new computer.  Apparently when they transfer data from one computer it doesn’t always make it to the other.  So my novel got lost in cyber space.

For the past month, due to the encouragement of a group of wonderful ladies I have coffee with each week, I’ve started to rewrite it.  I still had the characters in my mind.  I knew each of their secrets and what their backgrounds were.  I made a backup copy of it to be sure not to lose one word.  So far, so good.

Part of my hesitancy to readdress this work, was due to my fear of finishing it and having it rejected by a publisher.  I have volumes of writings which I’ve never submitted for that very reason.  I don’t like to face rejection.  I’ve always felt I’m not good enough – I’m not worthy – I’m too old and on and on.

Today I found the above quote as I was looking for something to write about and it really hit home for me.  Sometimes we just need to step away from things for a while so that we can recharge and get our focus back.  However, we can’t simply rely on ourselves to rejuvenate.  God is our energy source and always provides for every need we have, when we carry it to Him in prayer.

Isaiah 40:29-31 describes exactly what I’m talking about.

“He gives power to the faint,
    and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
    and young men shall fall exhausted;
 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
  they shall walk and not faint.

These are verses we say at our church at the end of each service.  What a way to begin a week – knowing the God re-energizes us through His Word and Spirit. With Him all things are possible and we don’t even have to fear rejection, because He loves us so much that He gave everything for our salvation.

Today I begin Chapter Five.





As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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17 Responses to PLUG IT IN!

  1. nothing like the snowed in winter blues to lead way to one’s creative spirit—write on my friend…as Fran has me singing today…A Mighty Fortress is Our God…… 🙂

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  2. Amen! Congratulations on your work! I’m proud of you. Keep going.

    I laughed at “unplugging.” Our credit card machine broke at work yesterday and all you can do is unplug it. By the time we were finished fixing it, I realized I needed to unplug and have a reboot too.

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  3. oneta hayes says:

    Your plot sounds very interesting. I hope to find out someday. Much success with your writing.

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    • says:

      I hope to find out too. I’m on a roll right now and I have lots of time on my hands. Hope I can finish it this time around. Thanks for you encouragement ❤️

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  4. Way to go! You have the experience to share in your writing that is worth reading. That experience comes from your walk with the Lord, and may you feel His encouragement to continue walking along the path that is graced by His hand leading you.

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  5. RobbyeFaye says:

    Congratulations!! Please finish it, I would love to read it!!

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  6. Oh, yay! I hope you DO finish it! It’s sure to be wonderful for you are an amazing story-teller! ❤ ❤

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    • says:

      I’ve been at it every day. If I skip a day I have to read it all over again. I think it will be pretty good.😀


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