A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2.What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? ~George Orwell

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I'm at The Writing Nut

Today I'm in two places at once, maybe three, but if you count work, I'll be in four places at once. 

I amaze myself. 

Of course, I'm here at Journaling Woman, but more importantly, I'm being interviewed at The Writing Nut.  Exciting !!!

And I'm still posting at The Ruralhood for the A-Z Blogging Challenge.

This week’s topics are: 
L- Love from a Baby Book
M- Minnie Writes Home
N- Nuts and other ingredients
O- Orphan
P- Powell and Pitts
Q- Quilts
Now go to read about me at The Writing Nut! Me, Me, Me!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Still Posting at...

Still posting at The Ruralhood for the A-Z Blogging Challenge.
This week’s schedule is L-Q:
L- Love from a Baby Book
M- Minnie Writes Home
N- Nuts and other ingredients
O- Orphan Annie
P- Powell and Pitts
Q- Quilts

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Reflection: The Sounds of Heaven

As a Christian, there is nothing sweeter than the sounds of heaven to our soul. Listening for the sounds of heaven means, first, finding God through his word (Holy Bible), talking to him (prayer), then listening to the Holy Spirit within.

“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:1-5 (NIV)
When someone receives God (believes in him) through His Son Jesus, heaven bursts out in song.

“Then Jesus told them this parable:  “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.Luke 15: 3-7 (NIV)

The sounds of heaven begin in our (own) souls, shared—can resonate to a world who needs love.
Check out this song on YouTube: O Praise Him

Scripture: Holy Bible and biblegateway.com

Monday, April 07, 2014

Did you notice that...

I’m over at The Ruralhood posting for 26 days in April per the A-Z April Blogging Challenge? Over there, I’m remembering. That’s all.  Memories and pictures.  Come join me!

Speaking of TheRuralhood and the A-Z, did you know that Grim Tales from the Ruralhood (my 2012 A-Z project) is now an Ebook?

Yep. Twenty-six short stories.

It's my new bling.

At Amazon
At Barnes and Noble

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Sunday Reflection: The battle is not ours...

God fights our battles, if we let him.

“All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the Lord.

Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jahaziel son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite and descendant of Asaph, as he stood in the assembly.

He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”

Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the Lord.  Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice. 2 Chronicles20: 13-19 (emphasis mine)