It’s nearly midnight, the night before this post is scheduled to post. One that I should have written weeks ago, since this is part of the ChristianWriters.com blog chain, and I’ve known the topic for a while.
The topic this month is swirling, and quite honestly, the only swirling I can think about is the swirling of the things going on in my head, most of which do not involve writing, sadly.
- Loose prayers echo through my skull, sometimes forming sentences I voice to God.
- Thoughts of the things I need to do tomorrow.
- Hopes that one of these days, my life will resume some semblance of “normal.”
- Concerns over new tests ordered for my son and what the results could mean in the long term.
- Wondering when I may be able to resume a regular writing schedule.
The first item there is key. I can take the swirls in my head and voice them to God, and help calm all the confusion and chaos lurking inside my brain. I’ve been doing that a lot lately, a lot more than I used to, even a month or so ago. Praying can be very calming.
With the level of stress in my house right now, calm is in short supply, but I find if I can pray things out, even if it’s just asking God to give my little boy another good day–usually meaning one in which vomit is not on the game plan for the day–I can be more calm, which helps keep my stress factor down.
Though, for some reason, my hair isn’t reflecting this. I have about three times as many gray’s as I did a year ago, and I haven’t even hit the big 3-0 yet!
Hey, at least I still have my sense of humor.
|“Cold Prayer” by Keith Riley-Whittingham|
As a side note, due to the extreme craziness in my house right now, I may not be posting as regularly for a while. I intend to still strive for posts twice a month, and I’ll try to continue on my regular weekly schedule, though some of these may be filled by guests.
By the way, if you are a writer or a reader and would like to be a guest blogger, whether to discuss a topic you’ve longed to have voiced, or to promote your upcoming book, please send me a note using the Contact Me button to the right of this post. I’d love to hear from you, and am always open to new bloggers, though I do prefer to keep the topic to writing and books.
Until next time,