Of A Letter To You

Wild roses by my yard gates

Fellow WordPress blogger, Beaton, at Becoming The Muse, wrote a wonderful post.

Word for word, I could have written it myself. I thank him for saving me the time.

This part especially is from me, too:

“There are some of you who read quietly and steadily, never drawing attention to yourself. You are as silent as a midnight mouse. I never know you have been here. Still, I thank you for your creepy presence, lurking in the bushes, reading every word I write. I do hope you would cough once in awhile so I know you are there. I won’t make a big deal of it. I will just casually nod in your direction and carry on as we were, even as I try to hide the proud smile from my face.”

Here’s the rest of his post:

https://wp.me/p3NqTj-30g

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When I Cannot Write

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When I’ve “got the dumb and can’t brain”, it is comforting to read someone else’s words about their writing or lack thereof.

My blogging buddy and brother in Christ, G.W., said so well what describes my relationship with the pen. Maybe others can relate, too.

Here it is:

What’s What – to write or not to write that is the confession

Texas Trash

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A friend of mine who hails from Texas sent me a sample of this stuff called Texas Trash. It’s delicious, but probably not something I can eat a lot of lest I end up unable to fit my jeans. My kids are crazy about it, and now we have the opportunity to try making it ourselves, thanks to him publishing his grandmother’s recipe. Here it is:

via Texas Trash

How To Not Get Distracted

Classic shot of something that has nothing to do with the blog post: yesterday’s lunch

The link I am about to share is for an article I enjoy reading, at least the amount I’ve gotten to read so far. I’ve had it open in a window on my computer for the past few weeks. I read a little here, a little there, but I keep getting distracted, so I’ve not finished reading the whole thing. Maybe you’ll find it helpful. If so, do let me know some things that stood out to you, or any other tips you may have on productivity and staying focused.

Here’s the link: How To Not Get Distracted

 

T-Shirt Renovation

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The following link is for a post on how to make a big ol’ boxy T-shirt into one that fits a lady more nicely. The author is a personal friend of mine with whom I went to high school.

I love the title of her blog: The Duck Stop. My friend lives in the coolest of floating houses with her man and their feline friends. Ducks are common visitors to their “yard”. She hasn’t posted much lately, but I hope she will. She’s a good communicator.

If you’re interested in renovating a T-shirt, visit her post here: T-Shirt Renovation

If you aren’t interested in renovating a T-shirt, at least go see her blog and check out her About section. She’s a lovely person.

Spiritual Oddity

A photo that has nothing to do with the post. Tis my Pomchi in his life vest at Lac La Hache, BC

My brother in Christ and fellow blogger, G.W., sent this quote to me, from A.W. Tozer. I like it so much, I will post it here so I can find it again quickly. Oh, how I can relate to its point!

I don’t go around preaching at people – well, not much, unless the subject matter of a discussion warrants my thoughts on what I know from the Bible that can affect one’s eternal destiny. I can see when the hearer is disinterested and they might reduce my words to annoying “preaching” instead of communication, so I go quiet or change the subject.

I am not much for speaking, but I do like to write, and often my writing is on the topic of what I feel to be of utmost importance, that being the eternal destiny of individuals.

Because I believe I know the way to heaven, that being through belief that Jesus Christ died for our offense against God our Creator (going our own way and refusing Him) and was raised again, I feel that to NOT share that would be hateful of me.

Here is the quote from A.W. Tozer:

“The truly spiritual person is indeed something of an oddity. He lives not for himself but to promote the interests of Another. He seeks to persuade people to give all to the Lord and asks no portion or share for himself. He delights not to be honored but to see his Saviour glorified in the eyes of others. His joy is to see his Lord promoted and himself neglected. He finds few who care to talk about that which is the supreme object of his interest, so he is often silent and preoccupied in the midst of noisy religious shoptalk. For this he earns the reputation of being dull and over-serious, so he is avoided and the gulf between him and society widens. He searches for friends upon whose garments he can detect the scent of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory palaces, and finding few or none he, like Mary of old, keeps these things and ponders them in his heart.

It is this very loneliness that throw him back upon God.”

A.W Tozer from: “Man: The Dwelling Place of God” from the chapter titled: The Saint Must Walk Alone. Copyright 1966

Let me tell you that when I run into others who share my passion for Jesus, the joy and gratitude I feel is immense. I can only imagine how excellently perfect it is going to be when I am surrounded by all the people who have ever believed in their hearts that Jesus Christ is Lord, from the very first in the Old Testament who looked forward to His coming as promised, to the very last who breathes “Yes, Lord, I believe You are my Savior”.

Time is short and nobody knows when they will breathe their last. May your faith be in Christ even this moment. I want to see you there in the endless celebration where all is as it should be, untainted by decay, flourishing in the light of the perfect Lamb of God: Jesus!

“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” Revelation 21:23

PS: I have fallen behind on blogging the past few days due to busyness in life. I hope to catch up soon. Many thanks to those who read and comment. I appreciate you all. Any comments I’ve missed, I aim to get to them and connect with you!

Supporting Other Bloggers

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Fellow WordPress blogger, Obinna Anyaibe of “Shards Of Bards” wrote an encouraging piece on some of the joys of blogging.

Here is an excerpt:

“When it comes to blogging, reciprocity is fundamental and greatly encouraged. Simply put, if you wish for your blog to be read, then you must read other blogs. Similarly, if you want other bloggers to engage with your content, then you must engage with the content that they create.”

And here is the whole blog post: Supporting Other Bloggers