Thursday, October 20, 2005

My, how the horizon has changed

I'm on the road again. I leave the 29th for our time share in Orlando for Power Write Week, then I'm going to Nashville from the 6th - 11th to get the sights, sounds and smells of the city. Do more research for Country Princess. Please keep me in prayer as I navigate this story and make some changes to the original plot.

My friend Tracey Bateman gave me a great scripture encouragement today, Isaiah 50:4. "The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple."

Isn't that good? Yay, God!

Last night was the first restless night I had over my story, but I am surrendering it to Jesus and letting Him take the lead. I know He has good plans for me. In fact, right after I talked with my publisher and decided I needed to return to Nashville, a friend stopped by for a visit. While talking, he humbly offered money toward my trip. Covers almost all my gas up and back. Isn't God good!?

Tony's parents arrived last night with their dog, Molly. Tony let Jack and Pal meet her in the back yard, and shew, all is well. I'm mostly concerned about Pal and Jack getting worked up and start scrapping. I knew Molly would be fine. Pal's just like a kid, though. He went to his cage 3 times last night. The moment he starts acting up, in he goes. I'm trying to teach him it's not acceptable to growl and bark like he does. Believe it or not, he's getting it. Little by ever so little!

I promise to get back to Song of Solomon in the next day or two. Isn't it a great book.

Blessings, Rachel


Lynette Sowell said...

Have a great trip! Praying you find those special things that make the book "click." I'm heading back to my setting too (Not literally, though). Hugs~Lynette

Story Girl said...

What is Power Write Week? Hope you tell us all about it. And how do you turn your story over to God? Do you just pray over it or is there some ritual you go through? I understand praying before, during and after writing... just wondered how YOU do it. Is there a favorite scripture you use for your writing? Wonder how God chooses to bless one writer over another? Do you think it has to do with how we turn our writing over to him? I'm sure He doesn't do the eeny meeny miny mo thing... any ideas?

Heather Diane Tipton said...

Have a blessed trip Rachel. Praying you get a lot written and that God will meet you there and bless you beyond your writing in your personal life too.