Sometimes We Have A Blank Mind

Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) ©WikiC

My friendships that have developed with many bloggers in enjoyable. Over the years, many of us become friends even though we have never met personally. That has been one of the benefits of posting articles and reading those of others.

One of those friendships has been with Sandra Conner. She has a variety of topics she writes about on various blogs, plus she has authors several books.

From her “Frustration” post, she was at a blank as to what to write. So, she wrote her poem:

“I am a writer.
Yes, I am; I know I am.
So why is it that
I’m so often in this jam?

I start new novels;
Then, alas, the muse runs dry.
Three novels just sit,
And I have no idea why.

I am a writer.
I’ve said it o’er and o’er again.
“I am a writer!”
Pounding, pounding through my brain.

Since writing novels
Doesn’t seem to work just now,
I’ll write a poem.
They’re much prettier anyhow.

I replied with this:

Yep! I know a little bit about that.

I’m a blogger, but can’t seem to blog.
At times, mind is in a fog.
So here I sit on a log.
Wishing I could come up with a blog.

Australian Logrunner (Orthonyx temminckii) by Tom Tarrant

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I think we all are at times confronted with not knowing what to do about something. Those of us who blog know about that. Even others hit blank walls about what to do about some issue.

Thankfully, God’s Word gives great answers for those times. One passage in particular helps us:

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” (James 1:5-6 KJV)

Rembrandt, Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee (public domain)

Check out some of Sandra Connor’s Blogs:

Ahyoka Happiness

Sandra Conner’s Main Blog List her blogs, and about most of the things she is involved in.

I’m thankful that on this blog, there are other writers who seem to step in there with an article just when my mind is blank. Yeah! Thanks to Dr. Jim, William Wise, Emily, Golden Eagle, and all the others that have contributed here and on Birds of the Bible for Kids.

 

 

‘Sarge, Will You Tell Us About God?’ – The Story of God’s Miraculous Protection of an Entire U. S. Marine Unit

via ‘Sarge, Will You Tell Us About God?’ – The Story of God’s Miraculous Protection of an Entire U. S. Marine Unit

From my friend at “A Walk In The Word”

Lee’s Six Word Saturday – 2/13/16

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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) by Ray Barlow

 

BEING TRANSFORMED

INTO THE SAME IMAGE

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But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) by Ray Barlow

THIS ENDS THE THREE-WEEK CHALLENGE.

Trust you enjoyed it and were blessed by the Lords Fantastic Creations and His Word.

If anyone is interested in this being continued, please leave a comment. I enjoyed doing them and would continue for awhile longer if there is a desire from the readers.

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Sandra’s New Kooky Challenge

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Lee’s Three Word Wednesday – 2/10/16

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Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) by Kent Nickell

 

STAND GAZING UP

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“who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11 NKJV)

Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) by Kent Nickell

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Sandra’s New Kooky Challenge

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Lee’s Two Word Tuesday – 2/9/16

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Northern Barred Owl (Strix varia) Reinier Munguia

 

GET WISDOM

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Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. (Proverbs 4:5 NKJV)

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7 KJV)

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! (Proverbs 16:16 KJV)

Northern Barred Owl (Strix varia) Reinier Munguia

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Sandra’s New Kooky Challenge

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Lee’s Five Word Friday – 2/5/16

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Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata) ©WikiC

 

THE BIRDS OF THE AIR

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The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth! (Psalms 8:8-9 NKJV)

Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata) ©WikiC

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Sandra’s New Kooky Challenge

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Lee’s Five-Word Friday – 1/29/16

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Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) by Judd Patterson

Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) by Judd Patterson

 

Wonders Which You Have Done

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Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.
(Psalms 40:5 NASB)

Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) by Judd Patterson

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Sandra’s New Kooky Challenge

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Lee’s Three-Word Wednesday – 1/27/16

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Baby Chick Peeping Out From Under His Mom's Wing - CC

 

Under His Wings

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He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. (Psalms 91:4 NKJV)

Baby Chick Peeping Out From Under His Mom’s Wing – ©©

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Sandra’s New Kooky Challenge

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Lee’s Two-Word Tuesday – 1/26/16

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American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) by Lee

 

Birds Fly

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Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” (Genesis 1:20 NKJV)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) by Lee at Circle B Bar Reserve

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Sandra’s New Kooky Challenge

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Lee’s Seven-Word Sunday – 1/24/16

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House Sparrow nest in Sign

Yea, the sparrow hath found an house

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Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God. (Psalms 84:3 KJV)

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Sandra’s New Kooky Challenge

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Sandra’s New Kooky Experiment

Guira Cuckoo by Dan

Guira Cuckoo by Dan

My friend, Sandra Conner, over at The Right Word Makes All The Difference, has come up with a new kooky experiment. Instead of, or in addition to, her Six Word Saturday posts, she came up with this schedule:

Now, this week, I got a really kooky idea. Why not do a post every day of the week — each day receiving its own number of words?

Monday = One-Word Post
Tuesday = Two-Word Post
Wednesday = Three-Word Post
Thursday = Four-Word Post
Friday = Five-Word Post
Saturday = Six-Word Post
Sunday = Seven-Word Post

So that’s what I’m going to do for the next three weeks. Now, I will be posting other regular posts as well, as the mood strikes me, but I’m going to challenge myself to say something relevant — or at least that means something to me — in the restricted number of words for each day.

Here is her Seven-Word Sunday – 1/24/16

She has challenged us to try to do the same for three weeks. Many times she inserts a picture along with six words on Saturdays.  I think I will take the challenge, except the photos or videos here will be, you guessed it, birds. Also, something honoring the Lord.

Since it’s late Sunday evening, I’ll give it a try. Watch for the next post.

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Seven-Word Sunday – 1/24/16

One-Word Monday – 1/25/16

Two-Word Tuesday – 1/26/16

Three-Word Wednesday – 1/27/16

Four-Word Thursday – 1/28/16

Five-Word Friday – 1/29/16

Six-Word Saturday – 1/30/16

Seven-Word Sunday – 1/31/16

One-Word Monday – 2/1/16

Two-Word Tuesday – 2/2/16

Three-Word Wednesday – 2/3/16

Four-Word Thursday – 2/4/16

Five-Word Friday – 2/5/16

Six-Word Saturday – 2/6/16

Seven-Word Sunday – 2/7/16

One-Word Monday – 2/8/16

Two-Word Tuesday – 2/9/16

Three-Word Wednesday – 2/10/16

Four-Word Thursday – 2/11/16

Five-Word Friday – 2/12/16

Six-Word Saturday – 2/13/16

End of Challenge

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