I've been way too long in posting. I had a slow recovery from the hernia surgery in January and it didn't succeed. Then, I took a bad fall. But I'm still here to cause trouble until Jesus calls me home.
This past weekend, I was blessed to be able to go to the ACFW 2011 Retreat in Colorado. The place was beautiful and only two exits from my home.
Cecil Murphy taught and we had a great time with some very serious thoughts and some "fun" things to do as well. He is author or more than 150 books. One of them being 90 DAYS IN HEAVEN and we studied out of KNOWING GOD KNOWING MYSELF.
Cecil challenged us to dig deeper with the Lord and allow ourselves to become more transparent.
He made some good points that I'd like to share with you. Come and sit under a pine tree with me, feel the light spring breeze and ponder these thoughts. Take what is yours, throw what doesn't apply into the breeze, and send it forward and upward. I'm praying for/with you.
1-What we do doesn't determine our value. What we are determines our value.
2-To find your author's voice you need to discover who you are.
3-Writing gives readers access to your private world. (That's a scary truth.)
4-There's nothing wrong with being who you are. (How refreshing is that?) :)
5-God uses both our strengths and weaknesses.
6-You are more important than what you do or don't do. (We all really need to hear this at times.)
Now, take up your cross, dust yourself and walk on the path that Jesus has called you as a unique individual for His purposes. He's with you every step of the way.
Help me Lord during those time when it's dark, take my hand and guide my steps in Jesus Name.