The “tagline” for my blog is writing ~ faith ~ life … and I’ve decided to experiment with posting a little weekly update that covers each of these areas. I’ll try it out and see how it goes, and how it feels, and just take it a step at a time.
So here’s the update for this past week…
W R I T I N G
I got some work done on the novel, and that was my only writing focus – and I feel conflicted about that.
On one hand, yay for making progress with the novel!
On the other hand, I didn’t do anything with the anthology, and the only blog post I put up was another printable (which didn’t require much actual writing).
It feels like I didn’t spend as much time writing as I could have. I wasn’t as productive with the writing as I wanted to be.
In thinking about moving forward in a way that feels better, I’ve decided I want to try a more structured schedule (again) than what I’ve had lately.
F A I T H
Time in prayer steadies me, comforts me, sustains me… and this week reminded me of that truth again and again.
This month I’m participating in a challenge to write out the book of Ephesians. I write a few verses each day and use a variety of tools to go deeper into the book, and this week I continued with that study.
This week I was reminded, daily, of the importance of my personal relationship with Jesus. I was also reminded (again) that I’m not good at apologetics (for a variety of reasons).
And I was reminded to take my life moment by moment, staying in the present moment, not looking too far back or too far forward.
L I F E
After summer weather continuing into autumn, we suddenly seem to have jumped to more winter-like temperatures. (I hope things swing back a bit so we can experience autumn.)
We were having to run the air conditioner just a few days ago and now we’re running the central heat. Not even a full week passed between them – and it used to be that we could go for a few weeks without running the a/c or the heat (and save some bucks on the electric bill) … but the past couple of years have been different.
I won’t get into ideas or theories about the weather changes, but I’ll just say things are not the way they were for most of my life, and I’ve been alive for quite a while.
Our kitty has sought lap-time on these cooler mornings.
My husband had the day off work on Monday, and didn’t have to go to work on Friday until early afternoon, so we had extra days this week of relaxing mornings and taking-it-easy time.
Even though it’s cold outside right now and I get grumpy if I think about the weird temperature changes, the sun is shining and the sky is a beautiful blue…
And I am grateful.