Friday, January 31, 2014

The Good Old Days

This morning I slipped on the ice by the gate in the back yard while feeding the outdoor cats. My muscles are tender. Everything looks so different under all the snow and ice than in the spring and summer.

This has been a brutal winter, one of the worst I remember since moving to Ohio in 1977. Makes people count days until spring, wishing for warmer weather.

The same holds true for me as a new widow. So easy to look back and long for things as they used to be.  I daydream about simpler times, forgetting those times weren't really simpler...just different.

Sometimes we compare our lives with someone else's and become discouraged. After all, we are human.

Worrying and wishing our lives away instead of being content in the circumstances we find ourselves in is totally fruitless. Even though times might be hard, painful, and filled with fear, God is with us.

If God has called you to write, He will give you the tools you need to get the job done. Don't compare yourself with other writers. You are unique. Doubts come from Satan, not from God. You'll know when He speaks to you. It will be a voice from the Holy Spirit and this voice will ALWAYS follow the scriptures in the Holy Bible. If not, then the voice is not coming from God.

"Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches." ~~I Corinthians 7:17 (NIV)

Low on faith and high on fear, Summer Grant flees from death threats and is involved in an accident which leaves her trapped in Havens Creek, a small town not far enough away from danger.

Though she doesn't trust cops, she has no choice but to accept the hospitality offered by Police Chief Jake Taylor. Staying with his sister and her five-year-old daughter in an isolated mountain home might be the ideal place to recuperate, but if the man Summer's running from finds her, no one will be safe.

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