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April 26 – Back in Time

Today almost was a repeat of yesterday. Thee were some tense times at the house as my wife dealt with some issues. Lately, it seems like every time something seems to happen to give her hope, the rug is pulled out from underneath her – at work and in her doctoral project. Today it was a work issue. (No, don’t ask, I ain’t saying anything more about that.) I had to leave for tutoring today before I finished my devotional. I wasn’t happy with the direction it was taking anyway. I got an idea on my way to tutoring, and I liked it better than what I had been doing. Overall, let me just refer you to the last sentence. I didn’t finish that til after 8:00 PM. When I did my challenge writing, I went back to my Time Travel short story, so I’m back in Time, and got almost 575 words done. I’m making some major changes, but I think it’s going well.

I didn’t even look at the critique of my descriptive writing course. And tomorrow’s gonna be a long day also.

Today’s devotional (496 words) – April 26 – All You Really Need Is (A Changed) Heart

 

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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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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.

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March 27 – Living With Routine

I need routine. This is the second day in a row that I’ve posted this update a day after things happened. My routine was disrupted by my wife coming home from a conference and I didn’t write last night. This morning was rough too because of routine breakers. I added a new chess teaching time today (yesterday of course) with a young man whose parents are friends. He was so far ahead of some kids and this was his first lesson. I asked him why he did something the way he did, which was the right way, and he told me that he figured it out on his own. I was blown away!

Anyway, the devotional of 456 words: March 27 – How Jesus Saw His Ministry 

I also edited 6 more days on my devotional book. I’m no up to May 12.

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March 25 – Palm Sunday – A Full Day

I got to church at 7:45 AM to set up the program for the screens. I worked our 8:30 and 11:00 worship service and attended Sunday School at 9:45. After the 1100 worship service, my daughter demanded grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch, so I had to stop at the store and buy something. By the time I’d finished making lunch, it was almost 1:00. I finally finished my devotionals and had a few minutes before leaving for the nursing home where I do a Bible Study at 2:00. Got home for a little rest before leaving for church for an evening fellowship. I didn’t stay the whole time, so I got home at 7:00…worn out. I took the day off from writing, except for the devotional.

Oh, and my wife left for a conference today, so no amazing wife around here for the next couple of days. I miss her already.

Today’s devotional – 422 Words: March 25 – Where Do I Go? Who Do I Turn To?

Maybe I’ll get my act together tomorrow…..