Thursday, January 16, 2014

On Dreams and Words

I haven't written many words here in recent days, but I have been writing words. Over 68,000 of them to be exact. Well, I didn't write all those words this week. It's been a work in progress for over a year. In fits and starts I've been writing a little book. This week I finally tapped out the last words. It is the fulfillment of a dream birthed in my heart many years ago.

I hesitate to share this, because the dream is only that - a wish, a hope. There is only a rough draft - nothing more. I share it because I believe, somewhere deep inside, the Lord gave me this dream.

At first I doubted that. After all, a mystery isn't a deeply spiritual tome. It is a simple story. The Lord gently asked me to get my big self out of the way and offer it open-handed back to Him. I don't know what will become of it. He may leave it sitting somewhere in the depths of cyberspace. There was a time that would not have been okay with me. It is now.

I am thankful the Father gives us dreams. I am thankful He cares about our dreams. I am thankful He doesn't put limits on our dreams or measure them by human standards. I am thankful He knows exactly what to do with those dreams.

Whatever it is. It will be good.



  1. Yes ma'am - it is! It will be! It is!



  2. This is great! Onward------to the next step, publishing.

  3. Woo Hoo Hooo! Yahoo!!!!! Love this news! Love you!!!

  4. yes. Yes. YES!!
    May He do as He wills with the gift He has given you.

  5. As you know, I'm celebrating with you, Linda! You have accomplished something many people set out to do but never quite pull off: finishing a book. And you probably know that G.K. Chesterton wrote the Father Brown mysteries. And he also wrote Orthodoxy. Not everything we write has to be deep and meaningful.

  6. Off and on you have wrestled this process glad you finished the course...I am sure the journey itself has enriched your life...congrats Linda...well done...and He sees and knows and either doesn’t change who you valued you are...and most of all how loved you are!!!!

  7. I am thankful you said yes to your Father's prompting. Congratulations to you, Linda, on finishing. I look forward to seeing the journey you and your story make together.

  8. Wonderful! I hope it is published in some format so we can share in your joy of accomplishment! I love a good mystery.