Last week my  writing journey took a brief hiatus.  I guess it all started the week before, when Minnesota was hit with one last (I hope) snow storm.   There I sat again, in a pile of snow and ice, struggling to get up.  I felt like a turtle on its back.    I say “again” because this was not my first fall this year.  Each one had to do with snow or ice – not to mention my widening girth and age.  I thought I was fine until half way through the week, when the pain set in.

It’s strange how life can get in the way of our goals.  We push hard to achieve – to prove something – to finish the race and all of a sudden a road block gets in the way of our journey.  I think about all the obstacles put in our lives and how they can either mess things up totally, or add another page of dialogue to a growing story.  For me, it was a week of sadness as we put our twelve year old dog to sleep.  He also suffered through a difficult winter of deep snow and aging.

My novel has waited this long to be finished.  I began the journey several years ago – put it on hold as we downsized and moved – left my career and started over – realized it was time to retire – began to focus on blogging and Bible study.  During that interlude, the novel was lost to cyber space.  I didn’t want that to happen again, so with much encouragement from my husband and a group of dear friends, I set out on the voyage again.

A week is a long time to be away from something like this. I was just beginning to pick up momentum when life got in the way.  Isn’t that how life can hit us?  We move along smoothly for a while and something happens to disrupt things.  We cave to the pressure.  We succumb to inconvenience.  We fall apart at the slightest interruption.  At least that’s what usually happens.

Life does get in the way and the best way to be prepared for it is to contemplate what we just finished celebrating – the passion of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.  As we commemorated his final week of life and the price He paid for our salvation, my focus needed to be on Him.  His resurrection put His seal on my eternal life insurance policy.  He died for you and me.  He rose again so we will rise too.

Now it’s back to work!






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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10 Responses to MY WRITING JOURNEY

  1. Shivangi says:

    What an inspiring post dear! Yes, you will rise agai and do incredible work!

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  2. Salvageable says:

    I am sorry about your fall and about the loss of your dog. We have a cat who is approaching his last days, so I can relate. Best wishes on picking up with the writing again. J.

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    • says:

      Thanks. I have an appointment to see my doc this afternoon. Being close to 77 and having osteoporosis i should have it checked out. Losing a pet is so hard because of their unconditional love


  3. I hope you are okay! It has been a long winter with too much snow and ice.
    Yes….you can get your novel written….I am confident.

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    • says:

      I’m pretty confident I will get it done. Prayers are appreciated though. The winter was brutal. I took about three falls in the snow. Luckily the snow was there to keep me from breaking anything. Our poor pup suffered with the huge snow amounts too and we had to put him down last week. The week ended well however, with the joy of Jesus’ resurrection and our salvation. Thanks for your encouragement.

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