As a person who values words, how they’re used, why they’re used, the power contained within – the last several months have been extremely hard for me to walk through – quietly.
Dear Christ follower, this is ALL our fault.
Before you get offended – and believe me, I WANT you to be offended, continue to read.
Psalms 37:4 is one of the most beloved and misinterpreted verses in scripture.
I know this about you, you read these words, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires,” and you think, “Hot dog! God’s gonna gimme what I want.” All, I gotta do is “take delight in Him.” Easy peasy – where do I sign up?
That title might be a little deceptive because, the truth is, I believe we are exactly what we think.
The problem is, as Christ followers, we tend to think the wrong things.
I wonder sometimes why exactly it is that I write. Why do I spend countless hours in front of the computer stringing words together?
Why do I sit up for hours after my family has gone to bed or rise hours before they wake to get thoughts and ideas down on paper – or more recently – into some digital format?
When I was at Parris Island becoming a Marine, any time our Drill Instructors wanted our undivided attention they yelled.
Well – they must have wanted our attention a lot – because they yelled…
Ever had the Pizza Hut P’Zone? If not I am super sorry. It was a delicious masterpiece of pizza-y goodness. You can get a decent calzone from just about any pizza place but the P”Zone was a zone I could easily get into.
Other zones? Not so much.
<— THAT FACE.
That face completely sums up my feelings this morning when I woke up and realized that I broke the chain.
That’s right – I BROKE THE CHAIN!
I try writing every day – I am a firm believer in the Seinfeldian – DON’T BREAK THE CHAIN – train of thought.
In 2014 I frequently used the hashtag – #dontbreakthechain for motivation and encouragement to me fellow writers.