NaNoWriMo 2019 Day 2 On Day 3

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Life sometimes feels like a dance competition to me. If that is so, then NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)  is a quick step in the middle of a much longer bit of movement.

I have come to this challenge in years past unprepared and extremely unintentional. Usually I  have given up by about Nov. 4th. So getting past tomorrow is goal number 1 this year.

In years past I said, “Let’s just try this and see what happens”. Of course the old addage held true: “If you aim at nothing, you are sure to hit it.”

This year I am approaching the work with a plan. It actually started exactly a year ago, with a word from the Lord about some changes that I had to make with how I spend my time. The changes seemed a little extreme to me, but with a year of prayer and consideration under my belt I know they are worth making.

The confirmations about this restructuring have been many, but a fellow blogger, John Eli helped me see that the time is now for this work to be done.

This is the month I will launch into the finish of my book Pork Chops With the Sentinels of Azatan. I know…I know… this month is supposed to be about writing a new work, The truth is I already have two new books in draft form and the outlines of four more in the hopper. I don’t need new material right now. What I need to do is finish something. So that is what I am going to do. Maybe it is not the traditional path that NaNoWriMo prescribes, but it is the plan that God has ordained and confirmed at least five ways from Sunday!

So the writing goes on! Updates soon.

 

The Important Noise Called Silence Pt. 2

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“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

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Of Time and Eternity

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Time

The space

Between breaths.

The expanse lives-

Ceases by its touch.

It has its day and night,

Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn.

Moon and stars by their orbits tell

The story. It’s a passing thing, but

They also speak of something more.

Endless life and light are there

In a clockless realm.

Change changes change.

Eternity

Is no

Time.

 

C.cada Artist’s Conversation #1

C.cada is an artist’s community based in Winchendon MA. Our mission is:

 to give artists from every genre an opportunity to come together to discover, develop, and deploy their talents in ways that will better the church and the community.

This month I am beginning an online discussion with the artists of C.cada to discover their thoughts on the subject of Christian art. Anyone can join in so let me hear your voice.

Here is our first discussion question:

What is the difference between these two statements:

“I make art.”

“I am an artist.”