A Blog of Few Words

I wish I could remember where I recently heard or read this:

“The fool speaks because he has to say something;

the wise man speaks because he has something to say.”

I’ve also heard when one wins a million-dollar lottery, the first thing to do is “become a millionaire.”  Most people who win huge lotteries end up losing the money very quickly because they lack the mindset or wisdom that would have gotten them there without that lottery.  The money falls through their fingers without the skill of knowing how to live with much.

These remarks have simmered in my mind since I made the decision to step back from blogging last October.  I needed to become a millionaire!  Rather, a master of my domain (as in home, not web address) and maybe even a writer. I wasn’t doing my most important roles well.  I knew I could do exponentially better with the time that was slipping through my fingers like quickly acquired riches.

I had a wordy post ready to share back then and never felt like following through.  So here I am checking into a dark and empty auditorium, wondering if this microphone is even on. Like that clumsy squeak piercing the emptiness, I’m stepping up to say, “I’m still here!”

I’ve been asking the questions, “Do I have to say something or do I have something to say?” and “How do I order the minutes in a day to get it said?” I think I’ve become more skilled than I was last fall in the daily management of life.  Writing is still something to figure out.  This blog will remain on the quieter side until that ever gets settled.  One thing I’ve frightfully concluded is that this writing thing isn’t entirely my own idea.  I’ve tried to get away from it and, for some reason, I don’t think I’m supposed to so I’m choosing to obey.

If I ever must leave here for good, I will say so.  But if it’s just plain quiet for a while, it’s because I’m working at becoming a mother in multiple facets since acquiring such fortune 12 years ago, chiseling away at mental marble, or just letting things sit until I truly have something to say.

8 thoughts on “A Blog of Few Words

  1. Oh how good it is to see a blog from you again!! I do not have anyone else that I read on a continual basis. It is good to hear your voice again, you do have something to say, the audience is here waiting to hear what you have to say. You are insightful and you have a tenderness that comes across every time you put words to your thoughts.
    Thank you !!
    All my love in Christ for His glory

  2. Keri, I love to read your blog. I was so pleased to see it come up on my email. It’s not only what you say, but how you say it. Your words speak to us. Maybe differently to each of us since we may be in a different season of life. But we understand in our own area of life the putting of something aside for a time and yet knowing that the particular giftedness is there. But it’s in the wings, waiting, until the stage is set for that entrance. We will patiently wait in the audience until the curtain rises for you. Meanwhile you are gaining wisdom as you impart knowledge, life skills, love and obedience to God; three lovely girls are daily recipients but they become your teachers as well.. God Bless! Barbara

  3. No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader…someone famous said that too, but I do not know off hand. Maybe Emerson? Your blog has an authenticity in it not found in many writings and I do enjoy reading it. But I completely understand your focus with your three girls and husband. They take an amazing amount of energy, planning, prayer, discipline, tears and crying out to God for help. But put some frosting on top of this often times lopsided cake, which is love, and it turns out to be a wonderful endeavor for us mommas and wives, grandmas and volunteers….and a delicious cake! We take our talents and in some way try to give them back to God. I have been saying this busy over scheduled week…I will give my utmost for his highest. But still I dedicate all my work to him and try and try once again to honor Him with my authentic being. Sending love your way! Marlene

  4. Love your heart and honest words. I completely relate and resist the blogosphere pressure to produce, produce, produce. I am in the middle of reading Freeman’s “Simply Tuesday”…oh Keri…its so good. All about living small and obscure in a fast paced “hustle to get more attention” world. And then what to do when you do get attention. I do believe God has made you a writer, but it’s so good for us always to be keenly aware of His timing, His open doors, and His hallways.

  5. Fitting with what I last posted, I have not been back here for a few weeks and I am so blessed by all the comments left. I guess the auditorium wasn’t empty! Thank you all for the encouragement. Barbara, you have such beautiful words, I should have you guest post one day. Stephanie, I miss you. Amy, you’re an awesome cheerleader. Marlene, you are always encouraging and positive. Dick, so thoughtful to stop in. Erin, I think of you so often. Tawnya, I love that you are slowing cranking out your own art. Thank you all, again.

    Love, Keri

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