The way of the Write

This week has been seeing several devotions sent off to the same publisher, which is a record of a sort, but seeing one I did a month ago rejected by the same publisher. However, two weeks ago, one was accepted for publication–by the same publisher. That is the way of things. The way of the Write. At least this time. And two of the ones I sent were recovered from the rubbish bin, which was pleasing to see they didn’t come to waste.

Given

The purpose to write may not be planned, but in their quest, the writer may submit to places they never thought they would. When this happened to me, I was worried that I wouldn’t get paid a greater sum. The publication looked a little obscure and unknown from where I stood. But in the words of a wise old mother, literally giving a piece to someone, that may be discarded by others, is a volunteering kindness.

Forgiven

The surface of my review, written in 2000, looked fine, and sounded good. But then I saw flaws and blemishes and I should have known better. It’s like the coach ironing out any deficiencies in an otherwise acceptable even good performance. On the looks of things, my review appeared good, but looking closer, there were things to improve on. However, I’m forgiven, and can only get better.

Rap-a-rella: Victorious

1.
I’m going through hard times
It’s getting me down
People put the knife in
I need to turn around

 

2.
Too much to take
But I’m not out
The silver linings here and its putting me right
The light’s about to strike

 

Chorus:
I praise the Lord
My heart’s in one accord,
I’m with you,
But you’re not with me,
I don’t care because
Jesus gives me victory

 

3.
Before too long
I’m back again
You had me trapped
But I’m not dead
I’m here for the trenches, and
I’m bound to stay
Remember my song
When you’re down, and can’t play
Just give it to God, and you’ll be okay.

 

Chorus:
I praise the Lord
My heart’s in one accord,
I’m with you,
But you’re not with me,
I don’t care because
Jesus gives me victory

 

4.
You played your game
It was your sin
But I don’t care
Because Jesus is my friend

 

Chorus:
I praise the Lord
My heart’s in one accord,
I’m with you,
But you’re not with me,
I don’t care because
Jesus gives me victory

 

Endings and beginnings

A few years ago I had the urge to pursue Christian publications overseas, after realizing that the other genres I was pursuing wasn’t working. I prayed that if this is what God wanted me to do, it would come about, and it did, in terms of Christian-based articles and pieces like that. The last five years has been encouraging in that there has been work for me in the Christian genre.

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