05 Apr

It is day one on April 6, 2021. It is around 12:25 a.m. in the morning, and I cannot seem to fall asleep. A lot of thoughts, goals, and aspirations are running through my head.  In the afternoon, I get to take off my mask.  I also get to start writing chapter one of my book, Humble Beginnings for four hours.  I am not for sure how far I am going to get into the book, but I pray that God gives me the endurance to type what needs to get done in two two-hours spans.  I am checking my calendar on google to see what I have marked planned from morning to night.  First thing in the morning is to work out: I pray that this headache goes away; I am not for sure if it is the change in the weather; it is not a fever.  I do not know when I am going to fall asleep, but I hope soon.  My fingers keep typing away; maybe it is the temperature in the room that needs to be changed.  My air conditioner maybe needs to be hooked up or something.  No matter what, the only logical thing for me to do is write. 

Write! Write! What does that word actually mean? For me, it is the process of writing down the thoughts and ideas that go through my mind. Whether by means of a poem, a story, and/or just this blog, writing is what frees my mind from the problems that this life may bring. A lost job, finances, nodules on my vocal cords, some canker sores, student loan debt, the end of a teaching career, and the list goes on.  The only solution that I have is to trust in God and to jot down scriptures that come into mind. 

  • Isaiah 55:8-8: His ways are higher than my ways.
  • Philippians 4:7: His peace surpasses all understanding.
  • Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me whether I have a lot or nothing.

 I can recall other scriptures but it does not overlook the fact that I am a sinner.  A sinner in need of a savior and healing.  I am not perfect; only my Father in heaven is perfect. I, on the other hand, continue onward forgetting what is behind and straining forward to what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14).  It is now 1:15 a.m., and I am starting to feel tired, and I am ready to go to bed. Sweet dreams and God bless. See you Tuesday and/or Wednesday if I happen not to fall asleep.

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