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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday inspiration: Lead Me From That Which Binds (Celtic prayer)



Lead me from that which binds
to that which frees.
Lead me from that which cramps
to that which creates.
Lead me from that which lies
to that which speaks truth.
Lead me from that which blights
to that which ennobles.
Lead me from that which hides
to that which celebrates.
Lead me from that which fades
to that which endures.

by Ray Simpson 
40 Prayers from Celtic Christianity

 

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with my favorite color on the cover



Hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish


I have a fondness for book covers that use a lot of turquoise to dulled-turquoise. My living room carpet leans toward the dulled turquoise. I have some Fiesta china that tends toward the brighter end, however of my eight Fiesta colors, it's the one I don't like eating on. Oddly, I just don't think food looks good on a turquoise plate. But I love it on book covers!  

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Sunday Inspiration: A spring blessing





Bless to me, O God, 
Each thing my eye sees; 
Bless to me, O God, 
Each sound my ear hears; 
Bless to me, O God,
Each odor that goes to my nostrils; 
Bless to me, O God, 
Each taste that goes to my lips; 
Each note that goes to my song,
Each ray that guides my way.
--Carmina Gadelica, III, 33

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

IWSG: Does spring inspire writing?

It's that time of the month again, so, "Welcome!"

I've been M.I.A. on my blog and all social media for the past month. I decided that if I am ever going to finish my revision, I needed to give up a few things. I can't give up helping my husband and son to move farm machinery. I can't give up my babysitting duties of my two-year-old grandson. Something had to give, so it was blogging, and reading and reviewing books for my blog. 

But I didn't want to miss IWSG, so I am back, if only for today. This month's question: It's spring. Does this season inspire me to write more than during other seasons, or not?

I am a gardener. I do end up (joyfully) spending time outdoors on my garden. I also take my grandson outdoors for an hour several days each week, weather permitting. 

Spring inspires me to do this, but not to do more, or less, writing than during any other season. The season where my writing takes the biggest hit is during is the holiday season.




The garden doesn't look like much right now; it's too early in the season. But within a month, it should look fuller, and bloomier.  And I hope to be finished with my revision, and preparing to send it to an editor. 

What about you? Does spring affect your writing output?




The awesome co-hosts for the May 2 posting are:

Hosted by: Insecure Writer's Support Group

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post. And please be sure your avatar links back to your blog! If it links to Google+, be sure your blog is listed there. Otherwise, when you leave a comment, people can't find you to comment back.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.

Remember, the question is optional!
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