"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

1/20/11

As Of Late: January

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I know at least some of you are familiar with this monthly meme, started by my dear friend Kristen, and now picked up again by my OTHER dear friend Christy. :) I love how introspective it makes me. All you have to do is post what you've been doing/thinking/??ing lately, then link up at Christy/Critty Joy's blog - and read other folks' thoughts as well. The linkup is on the third Thursday of the month, but Christy said she'll keep it open for a week - so don't feel like you need to do it RIGHT NOW. You're always welcome.

Go ahead! Join in. :)

But first...it's my turn

Lately, I've become more and more aware of my own selfishness.

Lately, I've been especially pleased with "getting things off my plate."

Lately, my life has felt somehow more balanced.

Lately, I've treasured the prayers of others.

Lately, I've realized how precarious my faith and trust can be.

Lately, I've been reminded once again of the power of laughter.

Lately, I've been amazed at how grown up my kids are acting.

Lately, I've found I'm not as big a fan of romance fiction as I thought I might be.

Lately, I've been learning, by necessity, patience.

Lately, I've been striving to find the balance between reminding and nagging.

Lately,  I've been looking forward to "As of Late."



And so I have been wondering: what has been going on with you as of late?

And don't forget to check out Christy's blog, and link up there with your own list!


Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence

5 comments:

  1. I've been in a pruning process myself and a less full plate so does have it's rewards.

    Enjoy...

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  2. I am such a sucker for a good romance. ;o) Maybe because I am single...who knows?

    That faith and trust thing...so spoke to my heart.

    Sometimes there is nothing quite so powerful as laughter.

    (As of Late is actually going to be on the third Thursday of each month as I wanted a permanent day instead of date ;)

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  3. Lately I've been looking forward to As of Late, too. It's definitely one of my favorite memes ever and I'm glad it's back.

    I love getting to see the heart of my bloggy friends out there :)

    The power of laughter, I loved that one!

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  4. As of late...

    Went to lunch with Ms. Frances at the lunch counter today. Lots of needed laughter and fellowship. She's a precious new "ancient" in my world; I'm thankful that God has given her to me in this season.

    Blessed rest to you and yours this weekend.

    ~elaine

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  5. hehe. You aren't enamored of romance books? Oh you poor thing! ;-)

    Thanks for letting me know As of Late was back. I love this meme!!
    Hugs!

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