I am here…

Isaiah 41:10Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

This is one of “those days”. We all have them, we all have our own definition of what that means. Mine is usually up late, moving slow, don’t care, and yesterday’s to-do list is now added to today’s to-do list. And, if the day continues as it is, they will both be added to Saturday’s to-do list.

I hope your lives don’t go like that too often. Mine didn’t used to. Age seems to have changed more than I realized it would. Yesterday’s list got put on hold to have some quality time with a close friend. A price I willingly paid.  And, if I ever finish this first cup of coffee, I’ll switch to hot tea (English Breakfast in case you’re interested), get my “you gotta get moving” clothes on and get some things done so I’ll have peace to get back to working on the novel. I’m into chapter three, realized last night some major changes will have to take place for the whole thing to smooth out and still be accurate.

But right now, I am relishing the promise of Isaiah 41:10. I found it looking for something else, and it spoke to my morning, so I stopped to read, and pray, and let the truth wash over me. God is good like that, to give you what you need, even if you don’t know what it is you need. Like a whispered “be still child, I am here” to calm and encourage.

It’s Friday and summer is on its way back here in Missouri. We had some glorious Fall-like days, and now the normal heat and humidity is giving us another run. Air conditioning will once again be turned on. For many it is the beginning of the weekend. I hope yours is safe, and fun. I pray for those who have weather related trauma, we’re still dealing with after effects of storms and flooding here, so I know the coast has a hard road ahead of them. With Covid still prevelent, is is not easy to deal with.

The novel I worked on for almost a year is done. I have some marketing to plan, and an author’s website to get set up. My first indie published novel. In a couple of weeks I’ll share some more about it, and try not to inundate you with progress reports.  Writing it, sometimes fighting it, felt good enough to start another one. It will take a lot of time to continue to write while establishing a promotion plan for the first book and any that follow, but I’m hoping that process is good for the mind, a way of keeping me as young as possible. As long as my to-do lists don’t get too long, and don’t get put off too much. I’ll trust that the Lord will continue to uphold me with his righteous right hand.

I’ll pray, with confidence, that He will do the same for you, my friends. – Vicki






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