Monday, December 17, 2012

Plain Words

Holy Moly!

Where have the days gone!  They were here… I know they were.  They just passed in a blur.

I have been BUSY!  Over the past two weeks. I have memorized (in less than a week) a monologue of Mary, mother of Jesus, for the opening of my Pastor’s sermon (which I presented at both services).  I was then asked to fill in the 2nd biggest speaking part in the musical that our church put on. The lady that was supposed to do the part couldn’t.  I had a week!  We just finished putting on 3 performances last weekend.  Funny… I never saw myself as an actress and within two weeks did more of it than ever before in my life!   My heart was beating so fast, I could feel it in the back of my head behind my ear!  So glad I didn’t pass out or throw up…. now that would have been an interesting scene.

In the midst of all that I got a funky infection in my lower lip.  It was HUGE and I had to drink from a straw.  I looked very interesting!

I also had a photo shoot.  I took photos of a dear friends  four children.  Super adorable and so much fun. 

And I am currently trying to finish up a “thirteen lesson”  assignment for Union Gospel Press.

Busy, busy, busy.

I’m ready for some quiet!  I haven’t even done any Christmas baking yet.  Very unlike me.

So, this week is dedicated to our final week of school before Christmas break, cookie making, candle making, gift wrapping, last minute stocking stuffer buying, assignment writing, kid snuggles, and in between some deep soul breathing.

I miss writing, the kind that is just for me… yet ends up here!

I miss putting words down in type, it soothes my soul. 

There’s so much I could put down and thus, learn from myself as I dump my heart out onto a blank screen.  Does anyone else feel that way?  Whenever I write heart deep, I always learn, and I always grow.  It’s therapeutic. 

It’s quiet here for a moment. The oldest two have gone with our youth pastor for several hours.  Joel and sis are at the neighbor ladies checking in on her and my youngest son has wandered down to the basement.  It’s just me, the ticking of the clock, the tapping of the keyboard, the glowing Christmas tree. Even though I have much I’d like to write, it seems to be trapped within right now.  I can’t seem to get it into words tonight. 

Plus, if dinner is going to be made.  I’m the one to be doing it. The time crunch has got me limited.

So for now….

It’s just a normal everyday post. Mumble jumbled.  Quickly tapped out.

Nothing extraordinary.

Just simple words documenting.

Plain words, but my words, for my everyday.

December 2012-textured sunset



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Here is a sample of my work….

Art Prints


  1. Love you friend! May the LORD bless you all this Christmas! I'll be offline for the duration. See you in the New Year! May HIS peace be with you now and always.

    Much Love,

  2. Hope you are able to find some quiet amidst the chaos this week! I'm looking forward to Christmas break too. Love you!

  3. and I bet with that little break you had, your soul was rekindled and your spirit was on fire. and I also bet you had a pretty dang good dinner too!
    Merry Christmas dear!

  4. I'm so glad I'm not the only one that neeeds to write and yet the time is so brief and when I get the chance it doesn't come out sometimes. I love your photos <3 I wish I lived in a place where I could "play" like that!!!
    We are already on Christmas break so that I can do some grading/recording...and yet, tomorrow will be Wed and I have graded....NOTHING. Ugh! Merry Christmas!


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