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Monday, May 21, 2012

Tenacity

I find myself on the brink of a new chapter in my life, where I'm finally able to write full time, retiring after 16 years of homeschooling. I've been seeking the Lord in regards to my schedule, and how I should be spending my time. I find myself a bit fearful as I look at the unknown future spreading out before me.  I finally will have the time to move my dream of writing and being published into something hopefully concrete.

Missy Tippens said, "We'll never know what we'll have to show for our writing unless we stick with it." :) In order to one day be published I need to edit, query, submit, and pray, otherwise it will just remain a dream. So today, Lord, that is what I'm choosing to do. I'm making an active decision to write, and seek out what you have for me, and to wait for your perfect timing. Use me as an instrument of Your peace.

3 comments:

  1. I'm very excited for you, Jodie! That is how it happened for me...done with my kids schooling (homeschooling/tech school) and then I was able to embark on my new adventure of writing more seriously. I did have to work part-time up until last year and have been writing "full-time" ever since. I always have considered my occupations, especially as a homeschool Mom, as a good disciple for developing my tenancity, the tenacity it takes not only to raise teens diligently and teach, but to write! (Many other character building experiences for me, too, as well as my boys.)

    I might preface Missy's list (which I'm sure she was also thinking of) with pray (first as well as last), learn (never stop), write!

    Praying for you for the Lord's blessing as you tenaciously pursue your goals!

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  2. Thanks Carla. Your sweet words are an encouragement to me. :)

    Blessings,
    Jodie

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  3. Yes, Carla, always in prayer! :)

    Jodie, jumping in like this can be scary. But you can do it! You'll have to let us know how it's going.

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