Ps 91 (NKJV)

3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the perilous pestilence.4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A2Z-take 2 "O"

My word for the day is Overwhelmed...

But that's just how I'm feeling this morning. Later today I will be fine. I haven't been posting regularly for several weeks, except for this Meme. There is just too much Other stuff going on.

  • I'm taking a writing class - time consuming as I actually have to THINK.  LOL
  • I have a full-time job - well, it's not out of my house and I don't get paid for it, but it has its own rewards - homeschooling six of my seven children, though one is only part-time
  • I've joined a small-group of Other like-minded writers and we're sharing our work.
  • Every evening, M-Thursday I'm Out of my house for various activities.
  • I'm in mid-editing stage on a book, and it's frustrating me because I want it to be wonderful, but I also want it to be done.
  • I'm trying to plan to go to the ACFW Conference in September. I have to register, but before I can do that I have to decide who I want to see and sometimes it's hard to make that decision. I also have to find the best airline rates I can because driving to Dallas from N. Alabama is not doable (well, I could, but I would be exhausted by the time I got back).
  • It's Spring and I want to be outside.
  • It's Spring and I want to be OUTSIDE - well, not today because it's raining, but you know what I mean.
  • Oh, I also have a stack of books I promised to read and more coming, I think.
  • I can't forget all the other things a mom/wife is expected to perform - laundry, dinner, blah...blah...blah.
Okay, so there's my whine for the day. When I look at it up close and personal like this, I know I can do it, just ONE step at a time.

Please forgive me and know that I am thankful that 1) I have a family to spend my time on and with, 2) that I have the ability to write a good story (if I do say so myself) and complete it, 3) that I have a blog where I can post my whines and winnings, 4) God loves me even when I Overwhelm myself, and 5) that you've bothered to read all the way through this post. :)

May God rain showers of blessings upon you today,


  1. You are really blessed to have a family and to be able to home school. Good for you! Time passes so quickly, enjoy them while you can.

  2. Overwhelmed. Yes, I think that's one a lot of readers can relate to. I want to hear all about ACFW conference. I'm not going this year, have yet to do so.

  3. Ginger,
    I so understand. Everyday I get up and remind myself that you eat an elephant one bite at a time. So working on the novel, even if I only get a few hundred words in, I consider it another bite...

  4. Overwhelmed is right. I absolutely understand. One step, one day at a time. I know your book will be fantastic and all the frustration will be worth it. Take time to breathe.

  5. I think we all have issues with becoming overwhelmed. I know I'm overwhelmed with my current WIP and I think I may have to table it for a little while so I definately understand!

  6. Blech. In the process of merging households with oldest child, SIL and g-baby and moving back to homestead with my parents in June, I fully comprehend overwhelmed. Thank GOD that He promised to bear us up!


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