I keep finding my novel sliding down in the list of my priorities of things which I need to do. Oh, it’s right up there at the top of things I want to do, but unfortunately that list doesn’t even get looked at sideways when the need-to-dos are clamoring for attention! It all sounds like so many excuses, but my life is one gigantic balancing act, and someday I fully expect to lose my balance and have everything come crashing down. If/when that happens hopefully I can pick up again, being careful not to pick everything up.

Today is a day of prayer for the persecuted church. We had a young man from come to speak, and he told some stories that are heart wrenching. We sit in our comfortable pews with our full bellies and have no clue what Christians in closed countries are going through. And the truth of the matter is that they are the ones who are blessed. Gods ways aren’t ours.

And we sent a small team off to Sierra Leone this morning as well. I will miss seeing my African friends. I’ve been there four times, and each time I would gauge the progress the country was making in the rebuilding process, and also get to reacquaint myself with a lot of the amputees and orphans. We received news a week ago that a couple were very ill and some had died. Life is so hard over there. But it’s hard here, too, because if we’re not careful we can get caught up in so many activities it distracts us from what really matters. The saddest thing is when someone gets to the end of their life and realizes that they missed something very important. I don’t want to be one of those someones.

So no NaNo today, either. And my three chapters will stay three chapters unless/until I get back in balance. Again. :)


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