"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

1/7/11

Finds for Fridays: January 7 (and Joy in Service)

They say if you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life. And, of course, if you love the service God has given you to perform, it will never feel like work. Sometimes, we need to do things for the Lord that are hard and unpleasant, and we might even feel like we're struggling through them. But that is certainly not often the case.

I'm over at The Internet Cafe today, talking about a new opportunity for service that I have that has me jumping for joy - and that many of you would run from with all your might. But that's the way God made us. Check out Joy in Service today and let me know what you think. How can YOU serve the Lord in a way that brings you joy?
And NOW, back to my regular Friday feature! :)


 
Finds for Fridays is my way of sharing some of the wonderful blogs posts I read each week. I am currently following about 100 blogs and at least scan them as much as I can. Each week, I'll note and "set aside" some posts that especially speak to me for whatever reason. And each Friday that I am able, I'll share them with you. I hope you'll stop by and read the posts, and maybe even follow the blogs if you aren't already. A win-win, right?

And now...here they are!

Maybe next year... by Seth Godin at Seth Godin's blog (about going ahead)

A Shade of God by Lynda Schultz at Grains of Sand (about coming closer to perfection)

entrusted (word for 2011) by Elaine Olsen at Peace for the Journey (about what we're entrusted with)

Kids Don't Know Anything by Matt Appling at The Church With No People (about my generation's dying cultural referencees)

How To Avoid Getting An Agent by Rachelle Gardner at Rants and Ramblings (title is self-explanatory)

Hope you stop by these posts (and MINE) and check them out--and perhaps even follow the blogs. You won't be disappointed!

Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for the links-- I saw a few I need to go read:)

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  2. thanks for these..I too see a few I want to check out.

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