Thursday, April 25, 2013

Waiting for the Coffee to Kick In

"I sit quietly, staring at the backs of my eyelids, waiting. I can see nothing but blackness. What else would you expect from behind closed eyes? I am dreading the upcoming sharing time when I would have nothing to report. 
The guest speaker at our ministry school had instructed us to close our physical eyes and ask God to show us who He wanted to be for us in this time of our lives. This was not a new or unusual activity for our small school, we believe that God is always communicating with us, we just need to stop and listen in order to hear Him. Or, in this case, to “see’ Him.  
But on this day I was in no mood for it. I could easily imagine that the others in the room would dreamily report visions of walking in flowering fields with God or pictures of themselves nestled in His comforting arms. I saw blankness and blackness behind my eyelids, and I seriously considered leaving the room to go to the bathroom for a few minutes so I would not feel embarrassed by my lack of vision-seeing ability."..........

This is an excerpt from my current WIP (work in progress). I am not sure what form it will take once I am finished. For now I am just working on getting it down. In the meantime I am hanging on to this quote from a favorite writer, Wendy Welch.....

"Hope coupled with hard work can even trump stupidity." Taken from her book, The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap
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6 comments:

  1. I can never conjure images or feelings on command. In fact, I kind of go into this rebellion mode and my mind completely refuses to get into the mood. I need to be completely alone with my own thoughts, in the quiet, no direction for that kind of divine interruption. I love the quote.

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  2. Well, for someone seeing only blankness and blackness, you sure got me to thinking and envisioning your WIP, and can't wait to read it! So there! You are doing something right for certain!

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  3. I love that quote, thanks for sharing. I often need help trumping my stupidity.

    Any type of "sharing" time often puts me off--I can't really concentrate on what others are sharing at times, because I'm so nervous about having to share when it comes around to me.

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  4. went to your surprised by joy and didn't see where to leave a comment and wanted to...Found this blog...Tammy.....you're the best..you really are...you're open and honest and real. Hugs.

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  5. I'm with Pamela on this one! And great quote too.

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  6. Nothing so dark as looking at the back of our eyelids. But for some, that's fairly normal.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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