My son’s football team, The Oakland Patriarchs did not receive final victory or win the all coveted title of state champions. But what they did do this year was play the game with what they already held in their hands … they played their game.
This year has marked a few too many new beginnings for me and my little family. It’s been a year of turmoil in the mist of happy transitions. It’s been a year of growling and growing. It’s been a year of living, learning, leading and loving in a whole new way.
The one thing I have learned about my voice is that I am not a make you feel good about yourself kinda of writer.
I don’t use pretty words and phrases to make you feel all is good in this old world … When all is not good. I believe our hope for anything and everything is Jesus Christ. I believe in you and me and the power of our Father to transform us into all that he created us to be.
I believe blacklivesmatter but more than that I believe alllivesmatter. When we say blacklivesmatter are we not saying other lives matter not.
When we protest with a sign that says I can’t breathe and yet we have the sacred breath of life working in us are we not walking on dangerous ground with God our Heavenly Father.
I believe in the wrath of God and His ability to punish. For He is a good and just God.
I believe the deceiver is distracting us from our ultimate purpose and mission to share the Good News of Jesus Christ by any means necessary.
The bottom line is this … It’s day eight of the last thirty-one days of the year 2014 and I for one intend to make the best use of each and every one of these very last days our Father has so graciously provide.
What that means for me is I still have roughly twenty days to get my book Flip Your Passion and my thirty-one day (stop Signs for life) devotional on Amazon.
Lord willing I will spend a good part of the new year working on my favorite gift, of non-fiction … An Undivided Heart.
We who are still breathing are so very blessed.
What are your writing plans for the last days of this one year?
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9