Out Here on My Own



Solitary Figure 2

Colossians 1:16: For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

I don’t know how much writing you do, but I suspect that you must do some, from emails to shopping lists to cards. I do more than my share, and I’ve noticed something that might be of help to you if you ever do any kind of writing at all.

There are certain techniques that help to keep the writing flowing. One is to write every day at the same time, if you can, and in the same place. Your brain somehow associates the time and the place with writing, and so the words come more easily.

Something else that works for me (and different writers have different techniques) is to write half of my daily allotment of 1000 words and then stop and take a break. This allows my subconscious to come up with a way though the rest of the allotment. Sometimes I’ll stop at 500 words and have no idea what happens next. But after my break, I have at least one idea about how to continue, and sometimes more.

God created us in a wonderful manner so that we can accomplish something while something else is going on. Praise God for being the creator, for allowing us to be co-creators in so many ways and for showing us a way out where there doesn’t seem to be one, especially a way out of sin, which God accomplished by sacrificing his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


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