Be the Bright Spot

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Be the Bright Spot


Part 3 of the Contagious Joy Writing Series

When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;
   at night I stretched out untiring hands
   and my soul refused to be comforted.

I remembered you, O God, and I groaned;
   I mused, and my spirit grew faint.

-Psalms 77: 2-3

For the past week, before I pull into my garage I am greeted by this gorgeous site. When the pangs and disappointments of life  dig at your faith God brilliantly delivers a bright spot to keep you vertical.

A week ago I had to ask my editor for an extension, for my writing deadline. Oh, I was sick, we had a family issue, and every roadblock that could come up did. I felt like a heartbroken lover staring over a cliff. Becoming published is a childhood dream and an item on my sweetgrass basket list. I want badly for my story to introduce readers to the God I know. But honey, let me keep it real…I was ready to give up on it and resend the contract. I couldn’t see hope for completing my novel to save my life. Just before I threw up my white flag I remembered that God had given me a few life lines, who’s mission was to see me through this book.

Want to know what they were?

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