I do believe the cold (it dropped to my chest) is beginning to break up, and my foggy brain seems to be clearing at last too. My desk is nearly cleaned off, catching up from all that went undone while I was away. I’ve sent emails and thank you cards and made notes to myself of my discussions with agent and publishers. Tomorrow, I get back into my book. I feel like I’ve been away from it forever. And in truth, it’s been over two weeks — which when I’m writing is as good as forever.
Our sermon at church yesterday was so good. It was on Psalm 13. David, who was beset on every side for months, was in despair in verses 1-4. He was helpless, hopeless, and heartless. But something happened between verse 4 and verse 5. He changed from “wallowing to worshipping”. Our life challenge is to dwell in verses 5 & 6. “But I trust in Your unfailing love. I will rejoice because You have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because He has been so good to me.” And if we want to dwell in that place of trust, we need to make it a part of our lives *before* the storms hit.
6:40 p.m. – 2002-07-22