With the addition of writing for ChristianBlessings on top of this blog and my manuscript, I found myself wondering how I was going to manage all of it. I had originally thought about possibly one or two posts per week for each blog, but wondered if that was going to be too few.
I have been praying about it, and suddenly feel that the Lord has organized my writing and my thoughts on the subject.
I felt led to step down from doing the church bulletin so that I could devote more time to spreading the gospel around the world. This is extremely difficult for me because the work in the church office has been a major part of my life for nearly 10 years.
I think what is making it even harder is that the Pastor that I was helping was also my Uncle David, my mom’s younger brother. He got sick last January with pneumonia, and ended up having to retire in May; moving some 4 hours away to live with their youngest son. We are in the process of seeking out a new man to take his place in the pulpit.
His leaving after 23 years of shepherding our small flock has left a void in all of our lives, but mine especially because I worked with him three or four times a week for nearly ten years doing all the office work that needed doing. It has been hard going into that empty office each week to do the bulletin without him being there.
I have felt that maybe it was time to step out of the office, and let someone else take over that area of service; but was unsure if it was just the dislike of sitting in the empty office that made me feel that way.
When the offer to write for ChristianBlessings came along, I felt it was the Lord’s way of telling me to move on to other things, and let someone else serve in that area of the church.
So (to make a long story even longer) I have been praying for God’s leading on how to handle everything. This is what it boils down to:
I am going to do my best to write for ChristianBlessings four or five times per week. I would like to solidly commit to Monday-Friday, but knowing the interruptions and outside demands to my time, I do not want to commit to anything that I can not back up.
As for this site …
As I prayed this morning about the situation, this is what came to me:
Monday’s Miscellaneous : going with the ‘M’ theme — a ‘mish-mash’ of anything and everything that is dear to my heart. Family, pets, friends, travel, pictures, songs, hymns … you get the idea.
Wednesday’s Word: a short article (or not so short, depending on the topic and my eloquence that week) on a Bible verse or Bible lesson that I happen to be studying or thinking about.
Friday’s Fiction: a short inspirational story or an excerpt from my manuscript. With this I would ask that you give me an open and honest opinion of my writing. Be my critique partner, not afraid to speak plainly. In short, take my words apart and help me improve where I need improvement, with no snarky-ness. (In all honesty I know none of you would be snarky, but I love that word –it makes me smile. )
Saturday’s Scrap: A sharing of my scrapbook or card making projects.
I thought maybe if I were to weave other things between my posts, I could post more often without the long hours of study and thought and reading and typing that come with long articles.
So, please let me know HONESTLY what you think about this new plan, and if you think it will work.
I am putting my trust in God to open up my thoughts, my heart, my knowledge, my words and my time to do all of this as well as finish this manuscript that I have started.
Praying everyone has a blessed day.
PS: A quick technical question — I posted a couple new articles under the ‘Ye Must Be Born Again’ page (at the bottom of the header picture) last week and got no response. Don’t get me wrong — I’m not fishing for responses — but just curious on whether things posted there are sent out in email notices or not. I put them in there so that they could be reviewed by ptl2010 before I moved them to ChristianBlessings, and am wondering if things that are put there, instead of on the home page like regular postings, are included in email notifications. Anybody know how pages work with the email notificaitons? I tried going into the help area of wordpress but could not find anything to help me.
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