I was challenged recently to think about my purpose in life. It reminded me of the question my oldest son used to stump me with…What’s your passion?
A friend had to remind me what it was. Writing. It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged or written. I’m so rusty I don’t even know if blogged is a real word. Praise God for Grammarly. I started a new job a little over two years ago and had a medical journey with thyroid cancer. I was either busy at work or consumed with medical appointments. I wrote some posts about my cancer, but it never felt like the right time to put it out there for the world to read. Then, of course, all life was interrupted with the pandemic and everything seems so different now. I’ve put the writing on hold, and the few times I’ve thought about writing again, I’ve talked myself out of it. I’ve been afraid of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time and didn’t feel like anyone was in the right frame of mind to have any sort of good perspective. I do love the writing so much because it helps me keep perspective. I pray it helps others have perspective.
In the meantime, my husband finished a novel. I am still amazed at what he accomplished. It’s a great read and it was fun being there for the process. It’s the sort of writing I’m NOT good at – character development, dialogue, action scenes, and lots of detail. He studied and researched and took great care in fine-tuning his idea into an actual published novel. It’s about whether you can program happiness or not. Definitely, something worthwhile to muse on. If you are into sci-fi novels, check it out: https://www.amazon.com/Happenstance-Hypothesis-William-Patrick-McLemore/dp/B09HJCMQ71/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=happenstance+hypothesis&qid=1638597306&sr=8-1
So, all that to say I just needed to get some words out to start practicing again. I’m sure this post won’t change anyone’s life or even make you chuckle or cry, but it will help me get back on the blogging bandwagon. It’s Christmas season and it’s been exactly two years since I found out there was something suspicious in my neck, so who knows what posts await. Until then, here’s a POST from the LORD:
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
“And when the LORD your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant—and when you eat and are full, then take care lest you forget the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. It is the LORD your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear.” Deuteronomy 6:4-13