Fabula Est Vestri

Sometimes you you have to let go of what is in your hand in order to fulfill what is in your heart.

 

I’m afraid that’s what I’m going to have to do with this blog – just for a while. I need to completely focus on finishing my book (read about it here and here) and this means blocking out all other distractions as I attempt to complete the first draft of the book. I’ve set the deadline of Christmas for this so that next year I can begin the editing and publishing process – which is a whole other mountain to climb!!

 

At the moment the blog is the last thing on my to-do list and it gets the least thought and attention.  That’s not fair.  I know there aren’t masses of people reading this but those who do show up to read what I post, do so faithfully so in the new year I will pick this up and give you the attention you deserve.

 

Please pray for me as I seek to reach this goal I have set for myself. Writing is lonely. That is the one thing that could stop me from finishing what I started.  Please pray for grace for this season.

 

Writing is amazing.  Sometimes I’ll write a paragraph and just say, “where did that come from?” I know that the words that I write are coming from the heart of God and I am only a channel.  If I gave up I know that God would find someone else to write those words and I don’t want that to happen.  I don’t want to walk into a book store some day and look up and see the book that I should’ve written, written by someone else.  That’s why I’m not giving up.

 

May I encourage you to write your book also.  Sure, you may not be writing an actual book like me but God has placed a blank page before you and he wants you to fill it.  So go ahead, write…Write the story he has given you…don’t let anyone else write it.

 

 

Fabula est Vestri – The Story is Yours…..

 

Two Trees

The first tree was in the middle of all we ever needed
But we’re never happy with what we need
We always have to have what we want
So we ate and we died

The second tree is in the middle of all that we want
But we know now that what we want doesn’t make us happy
We know now what we need
So we eat and we live

Two Trees
One we shouldn’t have touched
One we need to feast on

The Stabilisers are Off!!!

I’ve needed the stabilisers on my bike for so long. I needed them to get where I was going. They kept me safe and secure when I was young and learning how to ride my bicycle. But an adult looks pretty stupid if they’re riding a bike with stabilisers – no matter how safe it makes them feel.

 

So I’ve taken them off – and there’s a lot of wobbling! I’m not as steady as I was. I can’t go as fast as I used to. Then I fall over. I want the stabilisers back on.

 

But instead I get back on my bike and slowly and surely I get stronger and steadier to the point where I wouldn’t want the stabilisers if they were offered to me because I know now that they would only slow me down and keep me in the safe places. I don’t belong there.  Removing them allows me to go to higher heights and different territory and see more of the world. And eventually get to my destination.