Stuck in a Moment

While I’ve felt pressure to get on here and let whoever’s reading know where I’ve gone, I haven’t known what to say, nor had the energy to say it. Having such a small blog, isn’t it a silly thing to say in the first place?

However few, you matter much to me. Without a reader, words stand still. Since you are my partner in creation, I think you deserve to know where I’ve gone.

I joined National Novel Writing Month! Then, almost as quickly as I signed up, my words ran away.

I’ve written about 3,000 of the required 50,000 words. I thought I had a book in me, but when I sit down to write I am lost. To try to get to 50,000 words, there is no capacity left to post to a blog. I don’t know how to do both, but one thing I know for sure; it has been the busiest month of my life, ever. We are going to cut out some things for the month of December because I can’t breathe.

Journal

I’m stuck in a long moment. I think it’s been 5 weeks since I’ve posted anything. Interestingly enough, my last post was about asking for brokenness, and there is some.

I offer you my thanks and apologies. Thanks for sticking with me, for comments and telling me you’re there. Apologies for my inconsistency and inability to make this more than it is. My goal and vision for staying here is to inspire a few of you to see the story differently, empowering you to live life in Christ with a fresh vision and joy and the ability to imagine what’s true, but not yet seen.

I not only pop up today to say, “Hey, I’m here, stick around,” but really to express that I think this period of silence has a purpose. After 5 weeks of not posting and feeling incapable and empty, it dawned on me that this is necessary. It makes sense to need to be hands-off for a while and come back to the reality that this art is not all mine nor all up to me. Sometimes we need to sit back and let the substance of life fall around us before we have something to work from. I think that’s where I’m at right now.

To save yourself the need to keep checking back, use the subscribe button at the top right, or add this spot to your Feedly. I will go on with my life, studying planets and stars and the French Revolution with my children. You will do your thing too and still be notified when I have some pieces of life to share!

Thank you friends,

Keri

2 thoughts on “Stuck in a Moment

  1. Kerri, I have always wondered how busy people find time to write; even to write letters, thank you notes, condolence notes takes time and energy to write something of value. You have a gift for taking the ordinary day emotions and happenings and turning them into a spiritual lesson for yourself and for us. This takes time; time to mull over it and to let God speak truth to you; truth you can then share with us. And I rather imagine that time and energy are used up daily in your busy life.

    We’ll wait; wait for the moment when time, creativity and energy blend themselves together and propel you to sit at your computer and write. We’ll wait for those nuggets of experiences matched with God’s lessons. We’ll wait while 3 lovely little (and not so little anymore) girls have the well organized and energized teacher they deserve. We’ll wait as we realize the busyness of living fills our own hours and saps our energy.

    God bless you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Barbara

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