first FMF linkup of 2017. Join us, won't you...and write! It's fun.
I'm having to write ahead of time, and I ask your pardon in advance,both for not knowing the keyword on writing and for any awkwardness in my words. I was badly concussed a few days ago, and I am having a bit of trouble transferring what's in my head to the keyboard. If I can, I will reference the keyword when it's revealed.
(The word this week is CONNECT, and I worked it in. Barely.)
So, to begin...
Why not just give up? It's a question I hear frequently.
I used to think that the question excluded give up and die, but it doesn't. It's a well-meant suggestion. Those who have offered it know how hard even the simplest tasks have become, and it's painful for them to see me try to reach beyond those to keep my dreams alive in whatever way I can.
They see no chance of fulfillment...and would resting, at the very least, not be better?
I have to admit that it's tempting. The chances that I'll finish another novel, excepting a miracle, are small, and the chance that I'll ever be well enough to fly again makes working upon aeroplanes - the very few minutes a week I am well enough to - a bit silly.
Except for this - Our actions on Earth echo in Eternity.
I believe in transcendence, that the boundaries between our world and God's...well, everything is porous.
We're here for a reason, and that reason doesn't end with our death. What we do here is precisely what will make us fit companions of the Almighty in Heaven.
So, no...one doesn't give up. It's not a matter of defiance or delusion. It's just the simple truth that what moves our hearts and our ambitions, if they're right and decent, is important not only to
us, but to God.
Our dreams are not 'ours'; they are His, loaned to us with care and love for the duration.
And God likes to share, so our dreams also belong to the world. So does the example of faith and steadfastness we set while pursuing them.
Even when success is impossible, and when no one is watching. You're still connected to God.
Not giving up...it's our job.
And now over to Roger Hodgson and Supertramp...
I have another blog, "Starting The Day With Grace". The focus is a grace quote from someone you might not expect (like, say Mick Jagger) and a short commentary. I hope you'll join me.
Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
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Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.