Saturday, April 30, 2011

I do my best work at odd hours and in a time crunch...

...At least, I like to think so.

I mean, look it! *points to blog title* I finally inserted a catchy title! Da dum, chah!

Ok, maybe it's not overwhelmingly catchy or creative, but I think it sums it up pretty well... People kept asking what I wrote about, and the only "running theme" in my posts is that they are all based on occurrences from my day-to-day. Sure, "big and noisy" get our attention at the moment; but it's what gets etched forever on our hearts that really matters. And those things usually sneak up on us, quiet and unassuming, easily miss-able, as we go about our daily lives.

So there you have it-- TA DA-- Another Day in the Life...

So where've I been? Well, right now I'm sitting in a hotel room in Cincinnati, Ohio, waiting on the iron to heat up. Confession: That's code for "Putting off ironing as long as possible because I hate it with a passion." In retrospect, I think hanging the shirt and vest I want to wear today on a rack rather than folding them and putting them in a suitcase for the 9 hour trip would have probably spared me the absolute dire need of ironing. Ah well, you live, you learn.

This is my first post of 2011. That's crazy! It's not that I haven't wanted to write. Or that I don't have an entire page full of ideas of things to write about. I could blame it on lack of time, but that's only marginally an issue. But something-- well, some things have changed. Unfortunately, it's the impalpable, the intangible, and therefore the not-easily-written-aboutable... Subtle changes. No, not really subtle; not to me anyway. But internal changes. Changes in passions and perceptions, dreams and desires...

URGH! I really don't mean to sound so cryptic! I wish I could just tear open my soul and dump it out on this keyboard, download through osmosis what's inside my spirit that is stirring and leaping and demanding release! But I can't; so let's just suffice it to say that I've changed, and am still in the process of it. And I'm pretty sure that change is going to show through in my writing, once I start writing regularly again.

Maybe that's part of it. Change is never easy, especially when you're in the middle of it. Even good change, and welcomed. And to blurt it all out, to divulge and rant about this new season as it unfolds when it only unfolds so little at a time, without giving it time to sink in and to temper and to really make sense, would probably just make me sound crazy(er). It has been a tendency of mine in times past to go off half-cocked, which is terribly ineffective at best and negatively effective more often than not. God has been dealing with me the last several months on stopping that. I have been learning, over and over and over, to wait and to do so quietly...

All that to say, bear with me. I'm still here. I will write more often again. Probably soon. In the meantime, I have to go turn the iron back on (stupid auto-off) and finish getting ready for the Love Won Out conference, my reason for being in Ohio.

Oh! One last thing! I would be terribly amiss to write a post on this particular day without giving a shout out to my dear friend and fellow blogger... HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGIE!!!

"Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him."
Psalm 62:5


  1. You have changed... You're actually a completely different person than the person I met a few years back. I love that about you. Always changing, always striving, always learning (even if it has to come while you're kicking and screaming)... still you learn. Its an honor to know you. I'm excited to be one that knows you and gets the chance to watch you transform as God reveals His secrets to you. Love you!! And thanks for the bday wishes!! :)

  2. You aren't changing at all.

  3. Hey look, my first hater! Cool!

    Listen, Anonymous, you're a little behind the times here... THAT change took place almost 8 years ago. And I assure you, it's solid. If you'd like to, I dunno, actually reveal who you are and provide some means of more personal communication, I'd love to chat with you sometime and share the details about that and anything else you'd like to discuss.

    You know, you're right-- There is a lot of scandal and misinformation out there. I, too, am working to help dispel it and bring people to the Truth!

    Thanks for chiming in!

  4. 1) You're the most changed person that I know. When I think back to the hopeless lifeless shell that you were when I first met you and consider what the Lord has done and who you are now in Him (radiant spotless, blameless beautiful Bride), I'm speechless.

    2) One of my favorite things about you is your commitment to continuing to grow and become every bit of all that the Lord has destined for you to be and to do all that He's ordained.

    3)You really should think about or It's really helpful to sort of download your brain every day in a private setting. From there, you can copy and paste the publishable stuff (and add to it to make it make sense to the rest of the world.
    I'm on day 421 with That is 421 consecutive days of writing a minimum of 750 words. In November I wrote 50,000 words. This, from the most random abstract person you know! If it weren't really helpful, I wouldn't have stuck with it.

    4) Clueless me, I had to Google "Love Won Out" to see what that was about. Then I looked at Anonymous' post to see what that was about. I hope he or she will, in fact, be willing to engage you in a real that doesn't miss the Point.

  5. Oops! Forgot my name... but I give you 2 guesses! ;)

  6. Lee,

    Thank you, friend. I'm gonna do the 750Words thing... Eventually. When I get good at that "every day" thing. :)

  7. You don't HAVE to do it every day. :) NIKE: JUST. DO. IT.