Changes and Diversions

When I saw this sign on a busy London street, I immediately thought of my writing and had to snap a picture. How often I’m diverted from sitting down and just writing! I start in on my novel and decide I should stop and read a book…or two…first for research. I start again and get distracted by a short-story contest. Then, oh, I should search Pinterest to find a picture of ___________ (fill in the blank) so that I can write a good description of something.

Then there is everyday life.

This year is one of change for me. Our son graduated from high school and will be heading off to college in two weeks. I’ve homeschooled him his entire life. It’s hard to believe the time has come! During the past few months we’ve finished high school, had a graduation, threw a party, and have been making preparations for him to step into the next chapter of his life. The summer has been so short!

Yes, my daughter will still be here for two more years (thankfully) and her homeschooling will continue, yet she will get a job. Her interestes will expand. Change is blowing through our home after so many years of sameness. The changes in the past seemed so subtle and small compared to now.

To me change isĀ  like a big, glaring, red, neon light, and I usually don’t do well with major changes. However, thankfully the Bible reminds me in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Not only can I do all things (like working on my novel) and get through all things (like saying goodbye to our son) through Him, but He will also strengthen me along the way. What a promise! Through Him I can embrace these changes, be finished with the many diversions, and get writing again.

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