Christian Talk, Writing Updates

Merging of Blogs: Writing with Christian Walk

Hello everyone,

I was going through my blogs and realized that I had one for writing and one for going through life a Christian. Well, really how can I split the two when I am a Christian and it’s part of everything I do, even writing. So I will be deleting my Christian blog and just talking about things here. I hope that doesn’t scare people away, but I am certain it will happen, but then maybe there will be some new viewers as well.

Earlier this evening I was talking to an elderly woman from church and we were talking about the relationship between us and God. Here is what I had to say:

Having a close relationship with God is a beautiful thing and I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in our lives we forget how beautiful that relationship can be. I know when I am writing, or doing anything creative…I guess you can say when I am alone I notice God’s presence more and I am more aware of how he is working with me on my projects. Especially with my writing. I have always felt God is right there with me giving me the words and phrases to write down and telling me which ones NOT to write down and which kinds of characters to use and which ones not to use.

God has transformed me in the past few years. I used to write about vampires, and demons, and gypsies, but now I get a horrible knot in my stomach when it comes to that kind of stuff. As God would have it, since I first watched a Jane Austen movie (can’t remember which one it is now) I have fallen in love with historical fiction. Historical fiction will definitely be more pleasing to God and I think he can use these kinds of books to reach people today than he can a book of fantasy. But then, this is God we are talking about and he can use any kind of writing he choose to his will.

Working on my projects is only one span of time I feel God’s presence and become very aware of him. The other times cooking for my family and I thank God for the food so that I can feed us; and then playing games with my family whether the games are on the Wii, Ipad, board games, or card games, I thank God for my family and the precious time we have together. So many times I want to break down and cry because I feel it goes by too quickly. I also think of God when we are driving and pray for protection and I pray for protection while in stores too. You never know what someone could do.

Listen to me ramble here. I guess I could go on and on when it comes to God and the things he has done in my life. I know I plan on writing my testimony. I have started it. But haven’t finished it yet. I have three non fiction books to publish this year. I know one will be published this month. That’s the goal anyway. That book is titled Humble Heart: Daughter’s Reflection and is about the trials I went through while taking care of my mother through her illness and then going through her death and life afterward.

The next book is Secret Anguish: My Journey to Better Health is about how I have never really felt the greatest and started seeing so many doctors and so on for so many years, and being given so many different diagnoses. Well, I have written the book up until I believe either 2009 or 2010 and now just need to add some information from this year from being diagnosed bipolar, having aspects of PCOS, etc. My goal with the book is to tell my story, but then give hope at the end to never give up because you’re never alone. You’ve always got the ultimate strength by your side and that is God and he will NEVER leave you.

The last nonfiction piece is my testimony.

Oh wow. Here it is going on 1AM. Not surprising I guess. Rarely ever in bed before midnight anyway. But I will go for now. Take care.

Janis

https://www.amazon.com/author/janisimonroe

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