Archive for November, 2008

Thankful

November 28, 2008

We are home earlier than I thought we might be. That in and of itself is a good thing, I’ve been able to get a little something done today. I am going to make a list of things I am thankful for.

  • I am thankful  that God loves me and hears me any time I pray! 
  • I am thankful for my family. I love being around them. I especially love being around my nieces and nephew. I am so thankful that my Mom’s parents are doing well.
  • I have some wonderful friends, willing to listen in good times and bad.
  • I am thankful for computers and that I have one that works.
  • I am thankful  that I can write.
  • I am thankful that God knows is the end from the beginning! 

I sometimes wish I was a hermit

November 24, 2008

I am not sure if I am going to be able to post tomorrow, and we leave for my sister’s Wednesday! I am looking forward to seeing my sister and her family. We always have fun there. And I love the holiday season, it’s my favorite time of year.. But I do not like being away from work.. I think my brother is going to give me a laptop around Christmas and that will really help. I will not take it every time, likely wouldn’t take it this time since it’s a holiday. But my family is taking more trips lately, and it’s kind of frustrating.

I would love to be on my own and be able to decide when I do everything, when to get up, when and what to eat, how much to rest.. I wouldn’t be a total hermit. I like to get out with friends, especially on the weekends.

I started school today, think that’s going to be great. I’m still looking for work, applying for this and that. We’ll see.

Kind of long week

November 21, 2008

I signed up for the Christian Writers Guild yesterday. And I found a job yesterday that really looks interesting, and got an application in to the people today. We’ll see. I’m looking forward to the holidays, but at the same time I feel like my family is on vacation more than we are home. And it would really be nice to get into a routine with work and school now.

I think it may be a good idea to write on here why I started writing about adoption in the first place. My church has home groups, and those groups are a big part of our life together. The group I had been part of, and loved dearly, had ended because of some difficult circumstances. I was talking to aanother friend at church, and she invited me to their group.

The group turned out to be one I knew several of the couples and so I became pretty comfortable there. It turns out that infertility became a big issue in that group. Several months after I started going to the group, it shrunk down to three couples, , one of the couples being the leaders, and the other two couples had infertility problems. One of the couples was older and was helping the younger couple who was figuring out that they were having problems.

It was a hard time, and I thought a lot about wanting to help them. At that time I was trying to start a new story each day, and adoption became a theme for me… So that’s how everything started.

Trying to research

November 17, 2008

I’m writing a novel about a group home for unwed mothers, and one of the questions coming up is, “Where is God when I hurt?” I know God is good ALL the time. I know that God works all things together for the good of those that love Him. But I’m trying to figure out how my Christian characters are going to explain that to a girl who hates God for all He has allowed in her life.

To my disappointment, I’m not finding much that will really help me yet. I am going to keep looking.

In other news, I have several job possibilities. I think I might be working for my Dad some, it isn’t exactly editing work, but it is paying work. I have also met a college student this weekend, and she is going to start sending me her papers and getting her friends to do the same. I am also going to contact another publisher and see if I can work for them.

I think I am going to register for school sometime this week. I think that will be interesting!

Leaving

November 12, 2008

My parents are buying a house, and we need to go close on it this weekend. I had a laptop, but it died on me last February, so I am trying to get everything caught up before leaving. I would love to be able to take everything with me. Some would call me sick for wanting to work. But anyway.

I have some ideas of where I want to go with this blog, but no real time to write out any of that just now.

Found steady paying work would be so nice. I keep thinking this or that might work, but keep getting disappointed.. One day it will happen.

FOCA

November 10, 2008

I wrote about the children Thursday, and Thursday evening I got an e-mail about a petition to help stop Obama’s plans for abortion. Please go tohttp://www.fightfoca.com/ and sign this petition if you care are about life.

I find the video of a speech he made most disturbing. He says he’s tired of the culture wars, saying they should be a thing of the past. But I, for one, am determined to fight this thing. You will find the video on the right of FOCA’s website.

I think this is pretty scary stuff. Please help us. Thanks

What about the children?

November 6, 2008

My personal feeling is that it’s the children who lost big time Tuesday. Obama is extremely pro-choice. He’s even said he wants his daughters to have abortions should the need arise. I know women who would give anything to have a baby. To them abortion takes away the last hope they may have.

Mr. Obama is also very pro-gays, and there again, it’s the children who will suffer most. Children are the ones who are going to be adopted by homosexual couples. They’re the ones who will be taught about homosexuality, and that no one can be considered better or worse. They’re the ones who is going to be confused.

And one day, we’ll have to pay our debts. Mr. Obama wants to help everyone in this financial crisis we’re in. But how are we going to pay for this? 

Lord God, help us.

Feeling accomplished

November 4, 2008

I’ve managed to get everything done today, and yes, I did vote today. I like doing it on the day instead of early. That way I’ll find out tonight or tomorrow, hopefully, and not have to weeks on end to find out.

What is everything, you may ask? Good question. I am working on editing a couple of books, those should be finished any time. I am writing a novel about a home for unwed mothers. Most the girls will come to know the Lord through the people that run the home. I’ve also done business e-mail. There always seems like there is more I could do, but anyway.

I know I need to research this

November 3, 2008

I am not altogether sure what a blog should be. I need to look into that more, have looked at a couple of friends’ blogs this morning, but anyway. I feel like I’ve been a little scattered this morning, not uncommon for a Monday. But I have accomplished some things, and I’m not playing around on personal stuff. I just have so many things needing to be done.

I think, I hope, that once I’ll start school, and, holding breath, working somehow, I’ll have more interesting things to write about on this.. My thought is that I’ll be learning new things right and left, and that will help.

Tomorrow is election day, and I hope you vote. This is an important time in our country and we need the right leaders.

I made it a second day! But the bigger question is, will I be writing like I should in a couple of months or so? We will see.