Finding Hope In A Mysterious World

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The Gift of Time

It has rained so much around here. Finally, after at least a week of rain and clouds, the sun has come out today. It is so inviting to run outside. Having grown up on a farm, I can imagine how badly the farmers want to go out and work in their fields.

But the time hasn’t come yet. Although the sun is out, our ground is still saturated. If they tried to drive their tractor into their fields, they are very likely to get stuck, at best they will leave tire ruts where they’ve gone.

That is a good example of many of us. Because we have been stuck in our homes, and not been able to get out and meet our friends and do many of the things we normally enjoy, we’ve become stuck in our ruts of doing the same old same old.

This month, over on The Write Conversation,  I wrote an article about how easy it is to get comfortable, for me it’s in my recliner, and not do the things that I enjoy. That may touch someone else. That God has called me to and given me the opportunity to do.

I’m caught in the web of inertia.

Which is sad, because we only have this allotted time that we’ve been given to do so much.

In my post, you can see where I go into more details on this. Here is the link.

Getting Through Tough Times

Laugh when you can.
Cry when you like.
Seek a virtual shoulder when it threatens to be too much.
Be a virtual shoulder to whomever you can.

For many Americans this year, life is anything but normal, but it is becoming routine. The changes we have had to make the last few months are still not comfortable, but we are starting to settle in.

Yet, the virus continues to grow among us. Cases across the nation are at all-time highs. And now we begin getting ready for the holidays with all it’s hustle and bustle and the temptations of large gatherings.

How do we cope?

Over on The Write Conversation, I have a post on living during trying times. Even though it is written for writers, it is still practical for all of us.

You can see the link here.

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October’s Reading

Where did the time go?

Where did the time go?

I can’t believe how late this post is. This was suppose to have been posted about October 20th-ish. It’s no longer October. Ugh. How did that happen?

So, I can either hang my head or trudge on through. Hanging my head didn’t accomplish much. So, with no further self-lashing, here is a digest of what I read last month.

I finished eleven books this month. Eight of them were nonfiction, and three were mysteries. Two of the mysteries I reviewed over on Killer Nashville. Doing reviews for Killer Nashville introduces me to writers I might not normally come across. Continue reading

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