Pressing Onward

I don’t know about you, but I’ve done some pretty stupid things in my past–said things and done things that I sure wish I hadn’t. We introverts tend to mull over these regrettable occurrences more than most, and it can be just short of painful to relive some of our cringe-worthy episodes. To just “get over”…

Empathizing with Job

I’m reading through the book of Job in my devotions right now, and today while reading chaper 19 these two verses popped out: “Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!” Job 19:23-24…

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…

A Love Letter

Though I have two books waiting for me on my Kindle app, I prefer holding a book in my hand (besides, my favorite place to read is in the bathtub–a dangerous place for my iPhone). I have books stacked about waiting their turn to have center stage, even if for just a short time, in…

Writing What You Love

One day many years back I wrote on a piece of paper a list of as many things I could think of that I love. The list did not include people but rather things that I liked to do, liked to look at, and that appealed to my senses. For example, stained-glass windows were on that list. Though actually…