Friday, September 26, 2008

Dreaming stories

I woke up today with a smile; a grateful one because I had been reading an interesting page which I thought was real but was actually a dream! I was woken up by the little lady but wasn't angry at all; dreaming a story means the creative juices are flowing again. 
As a teenager I used to dream stories but didn't know what to do with them, since writing wasn't something that well-known in Ghana. I had never met one or read about writers and how they got inspired.
So this morning I am feeling very grateful, very excited and ready to try my hand at fiction again.
Thank You, Lord.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Clear intentions

I have just finished reading a book I bought in our local library for 10p by Joe Vitale. I dont't know what to call him but this book falls in the motivational kind and it has been very good. Not everything in his book, especially the spiritual bit resonates with me but I knew what he was talking about in his description of us being spiritual. I believe very much in Jesus Christ with no questions or doubts so that is my spirituality.

However all the rest of the things he talks about I really enjoyed and will strive to do. He talks about the clarity of your intent or intention and that is very important. Without honesty, clarity and truth about what you really want, you muddle through life kind of half-awake and never satisfied or happy. I am sifting through my dreams and asking why I want those things, in the hope and faith of accelerated progress.

I have had a prophecy given me about the writing and I want no more delays. Get clear, get focused, get more in tune with the Lord, Nana. 
What is my intention about this writing? Father, I desire what You desire for me, Amen.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thank God it's Sunday

I feel like hopping into bed but on the other hand, I don't want to because I don't want to wake up too early. It has been quite a tiring day though I haven't done much. I think the gentle exercise I have started is just taking its toll but I am determined to continue.
Tomorrow is another day.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What to write?

One of the ways in which I get inspired to write is through conversations and it seems like I have hit a dry spot with my Friday readers. I know a lot of people are busy so I am not surprised by the lack of response but it means I feel flat about the column now. Anyway, just yesterday I was telling myself to stop trying to feel something before I step out to do something so... I will keep going at it until I believe it is time to round that up.
Inspiration, Father. Please give me something for today, Amen.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy Birthday, Nana

It is my 39th birthday today; a friend took me out to a Spanish restaurant which was lovely and got me this expensive journal. I felt very cherished and as always she made me laugh so much with her thread of conversations. I do love strong women, and this friend is one of them without being intimidating or nasty. 
This is a significant year for me since it is the last one before I turn 40 and I want it to be different in lots of ways.
I pray that I am more in tune with the Father, more accepting of my foibles whilst working on them, more focused on the writing and the teaching and that I am more of the kind of woman that I admire. A Proverbs 31 woman who makes things happen on her own without crutches or dependence on anyone to create something good. 
I want to have more of my dreams become tangible and live them out rather than in my dreams.
Father, I thank You for another year and I thank You for answering prayers all the time. It is surely going to be an exciting year in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Something new

Today I actually wrote something new; it has been a long time since I wrote anything apart from content for the Friday column and I am really grateful for this breakthrough. I am not going to set myself unrealistic goals but will just take each day as it comes. Today I have written something new! Very exciting!
I am grateful, Father for this blade and the crop to follow from this. A day at a time, a step at a time.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Welcome back

I have been back from Ghana for a few days now but I have been catching up on sleep and trying to ease back into the school runs. Needless to say I am lagging behind ( is this tautology?) in a lot of the things I am supposed to do daily and the blog has also suffered. What to say?
Ghana was very good and I came back with renewed focus, stronger than ever.
I have to keep my cool, keep quiet and just show what is in my heart. Sometimes talk can be expensive and I am in such a season now, a season of keeping quiet. 
I must show instead of telling; as the saying goes talk is cheap. Results are king? 
Thank You, Father for abundant grace.