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April 5 – Stayin’ Alive

Getting through today was an accomplishment. Some days the devotional thoughts seem to type themselves. Today was a struggle. I finally thought of something my wife said and had an idea to begin working with. A few Sundays ago, my wife had to miss church to travel to a conference. I wished her safe travels. She came back and wished me dangerous worship. I loved that idea. That thought came to mind as I was reading the Bible passage for about the fifth time seeking inspiration. Then, I had to hurry so I could get to my tutoring assignment on time. I started off running about 5 minutes late and ended up running about 15 minutes late. Came home for a touch of lunch about 3:00 (Tutoring runs across comfortable lunch hour.) Then, I sat down to plan meals for the rest of the week. I couldn’t think of anything. I stared at the computer. I finally gave up and played more Splatoon (see last night’s post). The title of this post is from a joke that my daughter and I share when she’s playing one of the scenarios. After a certain time, the most important part is staying alive. When she gets to that point, I tell her she needs to Bee Gee it. (If you’re a bit young, they have a song entitled “Stayin’ Alive.”) After dinner, which we ate out, we came home and I did my editing and then started writing this. I’m going back to editing my March and April Devotional book which got skipped due to technical difficulties around the time I needed to get it done.

Today’s Devotional (567 Words) – April 5 – Dangerous Worship Leads to Living Dangerously

Reading: Non-Fiction tonight – God Dreams – continuing.

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April 4 – Finished

I got my devotional finished fairly early today – 514 words. I got some walking in early. Today was cold for April in South Texas…lower 60’s and wind…it’s a wet cold. Then, I mixed editing time and housework and finished the final 6 days worth of the May/June devotional book. I’m going to let it sit a day while I work on some other editing projects, then format it for paperback and eBook status. I got official news that my short story has been accepted for the local author anthology….a very patient editor/publisher. When I finished the editing….I took care of the dog. (Which is our way of saying, I didn’t do anything.) I did begin the process of learning to play Splatoon 2. I am not a gamer….just sayin’. My daughter enjoys laughing at me. Church tonight touched on one of the devotionals I had edited earlier today – different Scripture passage, but the same idea. Overall, it’s been a good day.

Today’s devotional: April 4 – Understanding Begins With God

Fiction reading today: Someday I’ll be Redeemed: Chronicles of Lorrek by Kelly Blanchard. Fantasy is not my preferred genre, but I’m enjoying this book.