Resting Mondays

It’s difficult not to think “creatively” when you blog and write in general as much as I.

On Mondays I like to rest… I mean, really.  Normally, I wouldn’t even write a diary entry, but talking about this has been on and off my mind all day.  I’ve been growing slowly accustomed to resting my brain, my memory, my heart, mind, will, and emotions each Monday; sounds weird, doesn’t it?

It is, a little.

I literally can feel my body appreciating not having to think creatively or otherwise at least one day a week.  When I contemplate God or dance around my house periodically on Mondays, my mind genuinely benefits from it.  Doing no-brainer stuff is good, but focusing intently on God is better; He’s the only true escape, after all. He’s the only “re-energizer”.  Thoughts of Him renew.

The human body needs some down time, and being with God makes down time up time; being with God is good.

Today I looked outside at the lush area He’s given me, full of trees and grass and farmland vistas… and it made me glad.  I looked at another area and was reminded of the dream He gave me of this place nearly five long years ago; the dream’s been realized, and I couldn’t be more content.

My mind takes its paces and queues from God; the ministry flourishes and I am at peace and calm again… one more big transition overcome.

Resting in thanksgiving is the best way to put your mind at rest.  Just don’t stare at the computer screen all day and your eyes will rest.  Mondays give me that, and I’m glad.

Basically, I don’t think “creatively” on Mondays and, for now, the building blocks of Tuesday rock steadily and easily by.



My Friend Jack

Kindness goes a really long way (I could’ve said “really” once more), especially in the area of one’s self-confidence and realistic self-esteem.  In these vital and critical places, my friend Jack Palmer has been invaluably kind to me… no harsh words, only God’s truth.

“I Often Wonder”

Jack Palmer’s new blog is really taking off, and it’s blessing the Glory Shield Ministries family immeasurably.  I knew the man could write and had written some beautiful things but – as I’ve truly delved into his writings, taking time to listen to what Holy Spirit has to say about publishing them – I’ve seen a side to his writing that is directly reflective of God’s heart for believers, and of my heart as a believer.  Jack’s been given a very powerful ability to capture and accurately describe emotion (almost disconcertingly so).  I thought only King David could do that… man, was I wrong!  Some things of his I read while pulling a blanket up under my chin because my deepest ponderings have been uncovered by his prose. Folks, writing like that is a miraculous gift, indeed, and Jack’s got it.

I guess because I know so much of his heart, its expression is easily “read” by me.

In any case, the Lord has given Jack favor as his blog reaches souls across the waters in Thailand, above our heads in Canada and so forth, as blessed blogs do.  Yesterday Lynette told him of the success God has granted his work, and his heart was blessed.  I think he was surprised, too, since he is a genuinely humble man… the best kind of man.

“I Often Wonder” has followers from all walks and ways of life and, whether they know Jesus or not, they’re hearing about Him… and from the perspective of one of His “real” children.  Jack’s a guy who doesn’t “front” like he knows everything – he feels pain just like any man.  But when it comes to his longing for Christ, he knows full well what he’s saying and doing… and he communicates the soul of his love as well as anyone I’ve encountered.

I love Jack very much, for his love of Christ as well as his many kindnesses to me.  Like I said, kindness goes a really (really) long way.

God bless.


Always Write

I write to change lives and because I can’t stay away from it.  I’ve always written since I’ve known how.  My mother taught me to write my name in cursive when I was just three years old.  I can still see our kitchen table, me sitting, her standing there holding my little hand with hers and guiding me through the lettering of my first name… how I loved it!

I’ve written more and more ever since.  There has never been a time in my life when I was not writing.  About one thing or another at one time or another, I was always writing.  Anyone with a passion for the work of their hands born of their heart knows exactly what I mean; it’s not confined only to writing.

I don’t want to be famous – I want to change lives.  I don’t want to be a millionaire – I want to draw others to God through the knowledge of the truth He’s birthed within me.  I want to write and express myself in writing better and better each day.  I want to teach and communicate God’s true heart to the masses, sharing what I’ve learned of it myself – for I can’t teach what I don’t know, and I can’t lead where I don’t go.

I want to continue knowing God for myself more and more every day, and I want to write about it.  Merciful God, please let me always always write.