Random Stuff

by adustyframe ~ August 18th, 2011

I was thinking about a few things and thought I’d just throw them all in one post.

I really like Greek yogurt. I eat it with a package of stevia and unsweetened coconut with either slivered almonds or flax seed. SO GOOD!

I don’t know anything about this link but this is the tractor (type) that Lee has been driving all week. He’s working 12-15 hour days and LOVING it. They’re spreading manure in the fields (slightly smelly when he comes home). He’s so happy and says he must have been born for this. He’s never done any farm work before. Right now is super busy season. We’re not sure what the job will be later–or if there even is a job. They said if they like you they keep you over the winter for repairs. I’m praying they like him. I’m really getting tired of the “no job” every few months thing.

I started a book off my shelf. It’s been there for years. It’s really good. Capture The Wind For Me. It feels good to read a book of my own shelf. I have so many always waiting for me but when I go to the library other books are calling my name!

My sister is coming for a visit this weekend. My nephew is due pretty soon–we can’t wait to meet him!

I’ve been nudged by a few people to write  a book. Writing a book is something I’ve had on my to do list since I was 10. (I’m not making that up.) I just planned to write something more “fun”. I have to be honest that it completely overwhelms to even think about it. But it’s always coming to my mind and I know it’s something that God wants me to do. You can pray for me. I have no clue where to start or how to put it together–well that’s not even true. I do have an idea how to put it together. What I need to do is START and then start researching some things.

The latest nudge was early this summer and I spoke with a godly Christian woman. I told her I blog because I feel so many Christian authors skip a lot when they talk about trials–like the actually going through them and the hurts and burdens. It’s sort of like they state the trial and then BAM they’re magically through it without ever sharing how hard it was or their doubts or fears. She looked me in the eye and said, “So why haven’t you written your book yet?”

She gave me a publisher to look at and believe it or not, I had JUST seen it (it’s new) and investigated a little bit.

I have no clue how it will come together or what will even happen with it, but I know that I need to start obeying the Lord.

So that’s about it!

What about you? Anything cool/interesting/overwhelming going on?


8 Thoughts Shared to Random Stuff

  1. Pam

    You have the perfect foundation for a book…..your blog…..
    I posted some time ago…..maybe 18 months ago that I thought
    Once Lee got home your story would make a wonderful, movie…..
    Kelly Rippa and her husband have a production company as does
    Kirk Cameron……and Chuck Colson…….you could certainly inspire and minister to others……
    God Bless, Pam , South Bend

  2. Lisa

    I have to tell you as soon as I read the words, “I started a book . . .” I thought, “Yay! She’s finally writing her book!” And then my eyes caught up with my brain. But just a couple of paragraphs later you said it. So, “Yay! She’s finally writing her book!”

    You are absolutely right on telling the truth about our trials. Christians are sorely lacking in that area. And you are most certainly qualified to share that kind of honesty. This blog is the evidence. I will add this to my prayers for you.

  3. Carol

    Yeah!!! I know I’ve mentioned to you before that I hoped you would write a book. I think it could help a lot of women. The Lord will continue to direct your steps concerning it. Will pray for you about that. When it is published, I would like an autographed copy, OK? : )
    Glad that Lee has work!
    Oh, I hope that you will post some pics (before/after) of your new look sometime.

  4. Eliza

    Just write the same way you write your blog — that would be a first for that publisher, eh?

  5. Sally Martin

    We are excited for both Lee & you. Those tractors are hugh and they can do so much. Really so much different then when we were growing up on the farm 60 years ago. We love rural life and living again in an area where we are surrounded by lush farm land. Also there are many hog farmers and some turkey farms in the area. There are a few diary farms also. If the wind is right we receive some of the smell, but don’t mind it much.
    Lizzie I think you won’t have a hard time getting a book to come together. I truly believe the Lord is leading you and that you will write it for His honor and glory. Those it will be a big task and probably have deadlines. God will be with you and help you. When He leads He provides all we need. We are praying for you.

  6. Robin in New Jersey

    If you wrote a book would you continue to use your blog name? Would you want to continue to hide your identity? I guess people do write under fake names, can’t remember what they are called!

    You do have a story to tell and I am sure it will be an encouragement to others.

    Sorry…going through some stuff right now that isn’t fun.

  7. Barbara H.

    What a neat idea — the book, I mean. It would be a help not only to people in trials but to those around them as well.

    So glad Lee loves his job! Hope and pray it continues.

  8. Jenn

    I’m so happy Lee is working and loving his job! And the book, it would be so encouraging to others … I’m excited to see that you are giving it some thought and prayer!

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