A Different Edit

I’ve recently been asked to edit a book. On the surface it sounds easy. What could it take, right? Just some proofreading – edit – suggest a few changes – correct  – re-write  – and proofread again  – and that’s how I commit my time helping a friend with a project powered by his passion.  I love writing, creating word pictures, choosing words that unravel complexity making a subject easier to understand. I love writing, stirring imaginative thought, inspiring joy, encouraging resourceful acts. I love writing, even though an intense, …

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It's just dirt!

Recently while talking to a friend who has been thinking of writing devotionals, I remembered studying through a devotional “Inspired for Greater Things” by Linda Pulley Freeman. In it she talked about our need for a balance of work, exercise and rest.  Funny how our minds work – that prompted a memory of  conversation with a friend at church about when God created the Earth, on the seventh day, he rested.  God rested. Interesting point #1.  From there our conversation wandered into the verses where he made man from dust, …

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Significant!

Text from a friend yesterday afternoon:  Was your day better today? Reply text to my friend:  Yes. Thank you. Someone even said they are glad I’m there. Text back to me:  YAY! Insignificant conversation? Look again. Bundled up in three lines of text are the hidden words “I care” and “Thank you for caring” which are not insignificant at all. If you stopped by to read yesterday you might recall how the day started “…..”I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for …

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Puzzled

Last weekend I watched a Christmas movie.  I think it was on because of the Christmas in July tradition that, at one time, meant the beginning of “Step right up! Get your deep discounts on merchandise here!” Now I think summer clearance sales start before summer is even on the launch pad. Since I don’t like to shop I miss out on all those bargains, and I don’t have a stash of items collected all year round to give as Christmas gifts. I have Christmas memories thought and getting together …

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Refining Grace