Bridging the gap between writing and publishing

Hi, I’m Marcie and I’m so thrilled you are visiting with me today. Thank you for stopping by.

It is my hope you will feel at home here in my little corner of the world. I’m a lover of sweet tea and chocolate.  But if you prefer coffee, then bring your own cup, pull up a chair, and let’s see if we can help you cross the bridge to being the best writer you can be.

Did I mention I’m a lover of poetry? I find that it best expresses my love of God and helps me find my way through difficult places. My book, Broken and Spilled Out is my collection of poetry and prayers for the hurting soul. Besides chronicling my own insights, my readers can also journal and record insights of their own. You can get your copy here.

Should you simply need some encouragement, I invite you to meet me over at my blog Heart Thoughts.

I’m so glad you’re here and look forward to connecting with you!

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Stuck in the Mud with a Flat Tire

I feel a bit stuck. Wait. Check that. More than a bit.

I think all 4 tires are completely flat. No motivation. No momentum. Just. Stuck in the mud.

Or perhaps a hamster wheel is more fitting of a description?

The Apostle Paul knows exactly what I’m talking about:

I know that nothing good lives in me; that is, nothing good lives in my corrupt nature. Although I have the desire to do what is right, I don’t do it. I don’t do the good I want to do. Instead, I do the evil that I don’t want to do (Romans 7:18-19, GW*).

In Romans chapter 7, Paul is writing about our sin nature. He is trying to explain at the very core of us is evil. Even though we are saved, we don’t always live like we are. Instead, we live in the flesh. Or, in other words, we do what we want to do, not what is right. Round and round we go. Never stopping to take a breath and realize we have a problem.

Each day we have the option of living in the Spirit — which means we pray about every situation and every part of our day and we do what God asks us to do — or, we live in our flesh. Living in the flesh means we do whatever we want to do, regardless of whether or not it is the right thing to do. In fact, we don’t even think to pray about it.

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Blue Ridge Inspiration

I have struggled all day to find the right words to write to you this week. I really have no idea what to say or where this is about to go. My thoughts rapidly running out of control.

I have had many ideas, but none of them seemed to be just the right thing.

I read my Bible and prayed and listened for His still, small voice. Sometimes His voice says, “Just be still.” And I think that is what He is saying tonight.

“Quit striving over this. Relax. Just think about Me.”

Could it be in the pleading and begging for words I have missed what He was speaking over me? Could it be in trying and trying to come up with something I have simply worn out my mind and heart and there just isn’t anything to really say?

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Get Up! Get Dressed! Be Blessed!

Get out of bed and get dressed! Don’t loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about!
Romans 13:14 (MSG)

I’ve been thinking a lot about my day to day activities and how I move about my days. I’ve realized I don’t have a set schedule. Being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) for so many years and now self-employed, I don’t have the demands I would have if I had a job outside the home.

Normally, or in the real world (wink), I would set an alarm, get up and get myself ready for the day to go to a job. I would go to work, eat lunch, work some more, and finally come home to a family or maybe just my spouse and finish the day.

What in the world does it mean to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ”?

Scroll your eyes up to verse 12b, “let us put on the armor of light”. Do you see it? Armor!

The armor of light is multi-faceted. First, we must begin our day in prayer inviting the Holy Spirit to be a part of our day. Second, the armor of light is God’s armor.

Just as getting up and dressed is important to go out and about, it is just as—actually, more—important to put on God’s armor each morning before anything else. It seals us from head to toe, keeping those fiery darts from piercing our mind, heart, and soul.

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Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and

he will establish your plans.

Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)

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