Remembering the Saints in my life: An All Saints Day Reflection


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I am grateful today for the many different saints in my life who God has used to help me in my journey of life and faith.

Some worked production lines, others were waitresses, one was a PhD in Physics who led Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study for many years.

And one was the Pastor who helped me come to faith in Christ.

Others were college presidents, a college church pastor, an English scholar and a Phi Beta Kappa member, pastoral colleagues, and retired people whose wisdom came from a life time of living as Ecclesiastes put it, in all the times of life.

And there are others…that I am not yet aware of…who God uses to help me become the person of God I must and want to become. And some of them are younger than me.

So on this “All Saints Day” I give thanks to God for the saints in my life… some still living and giving their wisdom out both spoken and lived…others who have gone on to the “life that is to come,” but most, if not all of them, lived out their faith in the normal and extraordinary ordinary ways and days.

Thank you…

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My Reader Gets A Breather and My Writer Gets a Workout!

Good Sunday afternoon everyone!

With my 2016 reading well underway, it is time to let my reader take a breather (though I will still be reading) and give my writer a workout.

My writer has taken a breather since participating in the recent NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) event back in November. Writing over fifty thousand words in less than 30 days took a toll on my writer.

So this week I will be doing a daily writing post using one of two WordPress sources: their Daily Prompt or their 365 Days of Writing Prompts. I also plan to get back into writing with a wonderful group of writers who participate in the weekly writing event known as Friday Fictioneers led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Friday Fictioneers is flash fiction and is fun to do.

A photo prompt is given and you develop a story of 100 words or less based on what you see in that photo. It has been way too long since I last did this. This will appear on either Thursday or Friday.

This will also give me some warm up for the April A to Z Writing Challenge which I have participated in the past two years. This is a great daily writing exercise which goes through alphabet and requires you to write Monday through Saturday using the letter for that day.

I start writing tomorrow, Monday and will go through Friday.

My normal posts will return next week.