Monday, March 1, 2010

The article deadline was encroaching, and I didn't have an article.

My topic was "worship." For someone who spent years engaging the word while working in music ministry with my dad, I was coming up short on ideas.

This one was supposed to be an easy write.

I began with a Sunday School definition of worship, something that involved singing, music, and praising God truthfully from the heart. I looked for an illustration from my life, adjusted my approach to the topic accordingly, and sent in a draft.

It wasn't right.

I spent a day or two sighing over my dilemma. I didn't have energy to rewrite. I was fresh out of ideas anyway. I write too much poetry, and often leave the concrete behind, which makes for too-vague writing. But I had volunteered to write the article, and I knew that it would be good for me -- and for my writing -- to see it through.
I'm at Ungrind today. Click on over for the rest of the story.


MOVING UPDATE: Thank you all for your prayers and sweet comments over the weekend. They are being felt.

We moved most of our stuff over to our new house on Friday and Saturday, thinking that someone would be there to install the sink and finish the wiring that was supposed to be done already. Any minute, I was sure they would show.

By Saturday evening, we decided to call someone to take a look at the water situation, and we discovered that the city had turned the water off completely.

Instead of trying to deal with two kids and two houses and meals and baths, we decided it would be best for me to take the kids to my parents' house in VA. Pete drove us up on Sunday and drove back Sunday night to see to things this week until the house is ready for us to come home and live. This way I have a little more support, and Pete will not be so torn between his priorities at work and for the move.

I may be a bit spotty on the blog this week until we get home to our regular schedule.


Lyla Lindquist said...

Oh, you know what? I love that idea. Best one I've heard all week. Hoping for a little rest while you're there.

sarah said...

Great! How wonderful to have such a supportive husband.

Tricia Regar said...

That was a GREAT article, Kelly! I agree!! I hope you're able to rest up at your parents'. :)

Joy said...

Yes! I am so sorry the houses are a mess though- how frustrating.

Danielle said...

Loved your article!

Also, praying for rest with your family and the house situation is righted soon!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Did you take that shot? Great article, btw. I'll say a prayer for you guys during this stressful time!

Carrie said...

Oh, Kelly, how hard about the house - the waiting & limbo must be so difficult - I hope you're in soon! :(

Bonnie Gray said...

Wow - You've got your hands full!

I hope you are enjoying a bit of down time, now that you're at home -- with extra pair of hands?

Thinking of you...

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