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They are in my Welcome to the Window Seat page.  I have completed Daughter of the Loom by Tracie Peterson.  Enjoy!

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Psalm 119: 136

Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.

Do you have this kind of remorse and sadness that God’s commands are not being followed?  I don’t and now I feel guilty that I don’t.  I even sometimes let my children get away with things that I know are sinful, but I don’t want to deal with at that moment.

I feel like I don’t give my children enough spiritual guidance.  I am the diciplinarian in our house, so I guess I play the roll of bad cop.  Ugh!  I don’t like the title, but I guess I am perfect for the part.  I am a yeller.  I feel like I can’t help it, but I know from God’s word that I can.  I have a short fuse and a tiny bit of a temper problem.  There I said it.  I am working on it I promise!  I pray and read my bible and I am really trying to listen for God.  It just always seems like the distractions get in the way.  I have to empty my head, so to speak.

Thank you Jesus for these realizations.

We should not only praise God when things are going well.

I am free when I write.

Lately I have been feeling bogged down at work and in life.

We have had some sickness bugs running through the kids, the weather keeps bobbing and weaving never settling, work is crazy busy and I feel like I can’t keep up with anything at home.

But when I even think about writing and researching it lifts my spirits right out of the mud that murks my happiness.  I started researching Palm Sunday and the Easter celebration this morning and I was filled with utter delight at the prospect of sitting down at the computer with my bible, pen and paper and hammering out my own little Holy Week tribute.

Then I start to think about my girls.  I have these girls in my head who have two very different life stories and who I have outlined a scenario for.  I wonder if their stories will ever be finished for someone to read.  I am sure of it, but the fun is just beginning for them again.  Stay tunned to see how they play out!

Inspiration comes from everywhere…

My bed and breakfast story came to me while reading a book by Nora Roberts, Sanctuary.  It’s a very dark and kind of scary story, but has some nice inlays which gave me inspiration.  The scenery was beautifully described and one scene in particular stuck with me through the dreary and sad story. 

Check out the new tab coming soon for Inspiration and book suggestions!

Thursdays at Eight

A Debbie Macomber novel.  It was very very delightful.  Four strangers meet at a journal writing class and unexpectedly continue to meet after the class ends.  They of course become entwined in each others lives and are the best of friends by the end.  They are all four different ages and from different places in their lives.  It was a good distraction for the last couple of days.

On to finishing the Lincoln Lawyer.  Apparently this is a new movie out on video soon.  I didn’t even know it existed, but I saw the preview on a movie I recently rented at the Red Box.  I saw it was a book first and it looks intense enough to be a great read, so I downloaded it onto my E-Reader. 

Of course I will watch the movie, because the very yummy Mathew Mchonahey (sp) is the star.  I love to watch him do anything!

Barbara

For quite awhile now I have been reading a series of novels by one woman.  She has captured everything I aspire to be as a writer!  Barbara Dlinsky is a master at making me feel like her scenery is right outside my window.  I can see it with my own eyes.  She is a gifted individual and exactly the type of writer I love to read.  I hope she never stops!  And the greatest tid bit is that she did not start wrtiting novels until late in life.  I have time.  I am not to late:)

Thank you Barbara!