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Wednesday, August 09, 2006
I have already written my post for today, but I got a suggestion for writing it on Microsoft Word and then moving it to my site. I wanted to try it because I nearly lost my post this morning, and that is truly frustrating. However, I am so computer illiterate, I thought I would experiment with it first, and see if I can actually pull it off.
I thought I would just write a little bit about quiet. I have come to realize that I very seldom exist in a state of complete “quietness”. There is always something on. I gave up daytime television years ago (when I realized my children actually knew the names of the characters on the soaps I was watching), but now it’s the radio, or cds or the telephone. I like talk-radio and have become a sort-of political junkie. You can literally listen to one talk program after another all day long! I excused it by telling myself it was good to be informed. I could pray about serious issues and keep up with what was going on.
I also love to write poetry. There was a time when my mind was just overflowing with ideas for poems. I used to sit out on the porch and write in my little notebook. I haven’t written a poem in a really long time. I sat down to write something the other day and couldn’t get past the first line. I am having a very long dry spell.
Then it dawned on me (perhaps the Lord was giving me a little nudge?) – How could I possibly have anything new to write about when I never had a quiet moment to think? The only time I got an inspiration was lying in bed at night. I would have a really profound thought and forget it by morning (I believe it has something to do with menopause – just wait until you get to that stage of life!). I should have gotten up and written it down, but I honestly thought I would remember.
So…I am trying to surround myself with quiet for at least a portion of the day. I realize that the Lord must be having a hard time getting through to me too – too much extraneous noise. I’m listening for His voice – and for my “muse”.
  posted at 1:46 PM

At 10:47 PM, Blogger sarahdodson said...

Quiet time- how nice it is. Yes, this world is so full of distractions. I think some people are actually "scared" to be quiet. They seem to want all the clutter of the world constantly on their minds.

It's wonderful to have/get time alone with the Lord. Priceless.

You should share some of your poetry, if you'd like. I never was any good at poetry. I wrote one of my best friends a poem, and it was an absolute HOOT! Maybe I'll share it someday.

I liked this post. We must strive to have quiet time with the Lord. Thanks, Linda!

At 10:00 PM, Blogger Chappyswife said...

Linda, how did writing in Word & pasting work for you? Did you have any problems? It always Works For Me!


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