a personal daily writing challenge

We humans are funny folks.

So often we know the things we should do that are good for us – almost always, in fact – and yet we still resist.  Even when we know the end result is worth it.

The Bible has a bit to say about that in Romans 7:19 –

For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.

So I may not be alone, but I am guilty!  I know what things are good for me, what activities enrich my being, and what is right and good and true.  And yet, those things often go undone.

But more importantly I am hoping to make some changes. I am trying to walk regularly.   I am attempting to eat more healthily.  I want to do a better job of checking on family and friends.  And it is time to start writing again.

Each year, as I complete the March Writing Challenge, I realize that writing adds so much to my life. I decide that I’ll do it again for the month of September, halfway through the year.  It never happens.  Until now.  I hope I can make it work.

As I (finally) opened WordPress and read my last post from way back in April, I smiled to see that I was already missing writing then, and I truly miss it now.   I mentioned in that post that we had started a remodeling project.  It continues today.  It has taken up too much of my thoughts and my time, and has turned my viewing lens inward.

It is time for that remodeling to be complete.  And it is way past time to look outward again.

Writing begins with noticing, and goes on into pondering and planning, and then seeks insight.  It is time, again, to put all of that back in my life.

More to come…


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