Every experience God gives us, every person that He puts into our lives, is the perfect preparation for a future only He can see.
- Corrie Ten Boom

Friday, July 20, 2012


My husband was watching Rocky IV tonight, for what had to be the hundreth time. In it, Adrian (Rocky's wife) at one point yells at Rocky, "You can't win!" I have to say, that's a horrible thing for any spouse to say to their mate. I've heard it from mine, well, not that I couldn't win, but that I couldn't do something that I want, have nearly always wanted to do: write. Professionally. I have been through a half dozen of his job changes through the past 10 years we have been married, most of them not his choice, and each of which brought us to a new state. We are even currently looking for the next job, the next new place. But, no matter what the circumstances have been, we have always had enough.


  1. My first attempt at a 5 minute Friday, I think I need to get better at it! My last 8 months of novel writing, has made me think more about word choice and making it sound "good" on the first pass in order to save time editing later.

  2. Hi Nikki! Visiting from the 5 Minute Friday. It's hard to be told you can't do something. I am my own worst critic. This week I couldn't seem to do anything right. May you rest in the One who can give you the strength to do all that you need to. He is enough.

    P.S. Keep writing for five minutes. You will be surprised. It's actually very therapeutic for me!

  3. Nikki...stopping over from 5 Minute Friday. Stick with it girl, this is a wonderful place to write. Nothing is impossible with HIM on your side. Write on, believe in yourself and trust that he is going to plant you right where you need to be doing just what HE wants you to do.