Is It Time to Move Upon the Waters?

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A few days ago, I sat at the lake.

A dragonfly caught my eye. It flitted over the grass, then skimmed across the water.

You could see its joy. It’s body flying at top speed like a missile above the crests. It didn’t hover. It didn’t waver. It flew…like a jet.

So often we hover and waver. We go through life without authority. Why?

This is our life to live. The one granted to us by God the Father to serve Him. To live. To live our lives one day at a time in a time of great uncertainity. But, we have all of the authority. We have all of the authority in Christ to live our lives exactly the way God intended. Without fault or wavering. Without delay.

What is stopping you today? What is preventing you from being the person God created you to be?

We have a way. The Holy Spirit is here to guide us. To skim us across the waters with authority, with purpose, with self respect. We are here. We’ve been put here for a purpose. Let’s live it. No matter what anybody else thinks.

~DMM

Witnessing to family members.

Witnessing is easy. If we just get out of the way…

Ray Comfort's Daily Evidence

“Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him. (Luke 8:39)

Here is some advice that may save you a great deal of grief. As a new Christian, I did almost irreparable damage by acting like a wild bull in a crystal showroom. I bullied my mom, my dad, and many of my friends into making a “decision for Christ.” I was sincere, zealous, loving, kind, and stupid. I didn’t understand that salvation doesn’t come through making a “decision,” but through repentance, and that repentance comes through godly sorrow over sin (2 Cor. 7:10). The Bible teaches that no one can come to the Son unless the Father “draws” him (John 6:44). If you are able to get a “decision” but the person has no conviction…

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The Purge – Giving Your Page What It Wants – 5 Steps to Super Writing

One thing I’ve been thinking about today is what I call The Purge. If you are only reminded of the horror movie and hate the name, pick one of your choosing:

The Great Cleansing.

Taking the Tweedle Dum out of my Tweedle Dee.

Writing.

Or, make up you own encouraging name.

I named mine The Purge long before I knew about the movie so please bear with me on the name. The Purge is simply what is it–PURGING all those plot lines, quotes, difficult situations, saucy one liners, characters who show up while you are daydreaming while washing the dishes who need to be put on the page so they will stop talking. A writer will know exactly what I mean.

Rules to The Purge (in caps because of their importance):

1. JUST WRITE – self explanatory

2. NO SELF EDITING (See #1)

Editing is for later. Get it out. Write. Write. Write. Or, Type. Type. Type.

3. DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE SQUIGGLY RED LINES

This goes along with self editing. I know. Seeing those lines is like an OCD nightmare, but ignore them until you are finished writing.

4. If it helps, SET A TIMER

Five minutes. Ten minutes. Three hours. Writing — even for only a few treasured moments — brings you closer to your goal. For me, setting the timer turns off that part of my brain that constantly likes to check the time to distract me from the important thing I am doing. Am I the only one who does that?

5. REWARD YOURSELF

What makes you feel like you are a writer? Successful? Creative? I like coffee…a lot. I have my reward.

Trust me. Try it! Get it out. Vomit those loosey goosey words onto the page and watch them form into beautiful triumphs you will share with the world!

For another great article on this topic check out

https://cristianmihai.net/2018/10/02/how-to-write-5000-words-in-an-hour/

~DMM

What Inspires You?

Yesterday, I visited Georgetown, Texas, and I came across a place called the Monument Cafe.

Let me just say — the BEST rootbeer I’ve ever tasted. But, that’s for another blog post.

I ordered my standard — a decaf coffee, cream and sugar. And, this appeared:

A beautiful cup of perfectly temperatured coffee placed on a delicate doily. A dream come true. An inspiration.

Do you know how many photos I took of this cup of coffee?

Different angles. Different setups. To even asking my sister to move her phone because it was blocking my shot. She completely understood. She knows me.

What inspires you? What thrusts your attention away from the everyday and careens you into the extraordinary?

Is it a walk? Is it a good book?

Is it a cup of coffee?

Whatever your inspiration is, find it. If it’s lost, maybe it’s time to go out and look for it. Put up some posters. Put out a reward.

But, find it. You are worth it. Your inspiration misses you.

Maybe one day I’ll be a famous artist and my first show will be photos of coffee cups.

Who knows…

Be inspired today.

~DMM

Too Many Words

So I’m working on a short story for the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. (You should enter, too! Follow this link: http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/short-short-story-competition)

And, I’ve been thinking.

Yeah. I do that.

And, have come to the conclusion that I don’t like the way I write.

Isn’t that a writer thing? Today, I read my work, and it’s complete trash. Tomorrow, I’ll read it, and I’m award winning.

Oh, how the mind is a fickle fan.

But, I keep writing. It’s what I do.

My words my not be as flowery as writer so-and-so, but they are mine. And, I only pray they touch who they need to. Who they need to reach to. Who needs to read them.

That is all.

Be blessed tonight!

~DMM