"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


Change: Monday Manna for Monday, September 7

(yeah, I KNOW this is Labor Day weekend, but I still wanna stay on schedule. Don't feel pressured to play along if you've got "family stuff" going on.)

Monday Manna

The purpose of Monday Manna is to get together and get to know Christ more through His Word.

On the first and third Mondays of each month, anyone who wants to participate can post their thoughts on a specific verse--posted here at my blog on the Thursday before, to allow you to chew on it over the weekend. It doesn't have to be long -- just a few thoughts, a picture you feel helps express it, a poem, a short story, a devotional. Just post it on your blog on Mondayish (early OR late is fine, by the way!), then come back here and link up in the MckLinky gadget that will be at the bottom of MY post at o'dark thirty that morning.

I've got a lot of change going on in my life right now. School starting for the kids. Getting a new car (after totalling my old one!). Looking into moving to a smaller house. And those are just the big ones. So I think it would behoove me (and perhaps you) to contemplate that which does NOT change.

So, here is Monday's verse:
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19
Hope this verse motivates you - and that you'll put something together and link up here on Monday or Tuesday. See you then!


  1. Good choice, Joanne! My 3rd grader and I were just going over his Bible homework in preparation for a test tomorrow. It was all about God and his commands, backed up by promises. I might have to ponder this one a bit more and chime in on Monday/Tuesday. Lots of love, friend.


  2. What a great verse, Joanne! The promises written here are repeated throughout the Bible, and are truths we must not forget.


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