Daily Work

April 3 – What a Day!

It was a long year today. Think about it…anyway, that’s the best way to describe today. I got up and worked on my devotional after breakfast. It was 458 words. I took a little liberty with the words of Jesus to the Pharisees. After that I posted the same blog on all three of my blogs about helping finance our Rwanda trip. Then, I had to get some laundry done. My daughter asked if I was going to do towels, and when I said yes, she asked if I’d do some for her. No problem. It took me an hour longer to finish because I folded up all her washcloths. I came home, and before I put the laundry away, I had to go get groceries. When I got back, I had to get ready to leave immediately for a chess lesson. I finished the lesson and came home for a bit, then headed to my wife’s college for an international dinner made by the culinary arts department. (It was delicious.) I finally got home and started working on editing around 9:00. I got 6 days worth of devotionals edited and I should finish this book tomorrow. So, today’s recap:

Devotional – 458 Words: April 3 – You Can’t Make Everybody Happy

Editing – 6 days worth

Reading – God Dreams – finished chapter 1 on Getting a vision for the work God calls you to. (more to it than that, just a quick and diry summary.)

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March 31 – Ending the Month Strong

Today was a nice, carefree day. I had no responsibilities, nor did my wife, so we slept late, not waking up til just before 8. Then coffee and a late breakfast after finishing devotionals. My wife writes a much shorter one, posted only on Facebook. Mine was 514 words long. After breakfast we ran errands. I love having that time together with my wife! I began editing after we got back home and spent a couple hours editing. I did six days worth, some of them had some areas that needed extensive editing, just saying, and then did some work around the house…the kind that I was supposed to be doing in retirement. I do have a lot of editing to do, so I may need to spend a lot more time editing in April and May.

Today’s Devotonal – 514 words: March 31 – What You Can Expect As a Follower of Christ

I should point out that a friend is doing a special promotional deal to help us go to Rwanda. If you go to Driftwood Coffee Company and make any purchase, they will give a portion of the proceeds to us in support of our work in Rwanda. They have great coffee – we’ve been buying from them since the beginning of their company, and the owners are amazing people. They ship anywhere in the country. They use a direct trade approach so they get to know the farmers they purchase from. Check them out!

If you don’t know about our upcoming Rwanda trip, The post is located here.

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March 28 – Working

Not much interesting to say about today. My wife went to the doctor and gets to wean herself off of her wrist brace. That’s good news. She’s healing. She has an appointment next week about her ankle. Overall, she’s improving. I did find out that something was wrong with the reporting about finances for our trip to Rwanda. Some people told me that they had donated, but nothing was showing up, not even our deposit. Apparently there was a mistake in the algorithm and we’ve had some donations which is nice. My writing today was spent editing and I got nine days, or almost 5000 words, of my devotionals edited. I have tutoring tomorrow, so I might not get as much done, but I also plan to give one short story a last look over before I submit it for inclusion in a local anthology. Then, I need to get back to my time travel story. My editor, E. A. Copen, gave me some good ideas that I’m working on in my rewrite. (She’s also a pretty cool author!)

Today’s Devotional was 392 words: March 28 – Becoming a Citizen of the Kingdom of God

While the devotionals in m book have a different format, you can get a glimpse of my writing style in my everyday devotions.

Daily Work, Request, Rwanda Trip

March 21 – Re-imagining and Writer’s Block

Timing worked better this morning. I got the devotional and the challenge writing done early today. Then, I went to my short story where I’m dealing with notes from an editor that are causing me to make some changes and I stared at where I left off. Then, I did something else. Then I went back, and I did something else. Finally, I wrote about 350 words…and every one of them was a struggle.

Devotional: 415 Words –  March 21 – Out With the Old, In With the New

Challenge Writing / Back Story – 556 words

Main Short Story – 350 words.

I need to keep on writing…..

I did get a nice offer to help us with our trip to Rwanda. Driftwood Coffee will be helping us out of the proceeds from their web based sales from April and May.  Fine coffee, beautiful mugs, and cool T-shirts. Check them out!