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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Snow Day

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say,
but what we are unable to say."
Anaïs Nin

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... my own vineyard I have not kept.
~ Song of Solomon 1:6 (NKJV)

My pen (computer) has produced much about the Bible—church documents and Sunday school lessons, devotionals and sermons, non-fiction and fiction in prose and in poetry.

The fiction has been only in recent years, and came as a complete surprise to me. It's proven to be a more grueling challenging journey than all the rest. I've tried to evade it, but the Lord does not release me.

And so the time has come for me to devote more writing time to the biblical fiction for which I have Rachelle Gardner's representation and a waiting editor, in the hope I might also obtain a publisher.

Having followed through on the study of Revelation, I plan to break from daily blogging indefinitely. I relish the challenge of Friday Q&A far too much to quit contributing posts for Bullets & Butterflies. I'll likely continue to post here at Building His Body on Tuesdays, and perhaps on an occasional Saturday.

I paused blogging earlier this year when things were not well, until they were better. I now take a lesson from Billy Coffey's Snow Day, taking off work in one place to "call in well" and walk in other places.

My prayer is that what's here draws you to stay in God's Word, pray without ceasing, and seek unity with others in Christ's body.

May the Lord bless and direct you as you rely upon Him. All of you, my friends and readers, remain in my prayers.

Much love,

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  1. His grace is sufficient for all things needed to magnify His Name! And yours, Anne, is writing! Thank you for contributing to my life.

  2. I am so excited for you! It will challenge you and push you. ... but I think that God will show you mighty things. And we will miss your encouragement, but like resting the ground on the seventh year, we anticipate even bigger harvests in the future

  3. Will miss your posts. Respect your decision and I'll be here when you are.
    ~ Wendy

  4. ...popped in here after getting my morning's correspondence finished and...lo and behold! a bit of coasting versus going full throttle is going to do wonders for you in Him, undoubtedly! as for Tuesdays and Friday's? ...will be feasting on them just as i am on your posts in the back forty:) i'm grateful to our Father and to you for them.

  5. Enjoy all of the places the Lord plans on taking you! I look forward to reading your work in hardback. =)

  6. You are being prayed for in your journey.

    Look forward to hearing all that God is doing along the way.

  7. Bible Lover ~

    Thank you for such kind and encouraging words!

  8. David ~

    Don't worry. I won't altogether disappear. I've appreciated the opportunity to do daily posts. I'll still appreciate the contact with everyone of fewer visits.

  9. Wendy ~

    You know where to find me. I never heard from you after ACFW. Feel free to run something by me ...?

  10. Bud ~

    I'll still be going full throttle. It'll just be less visible to you all. :D

  11. T ~

    Ah yes, the dream of a hard cover. I'll be content for the Lord to affirm what I'm doing. It's still up to Him what He does with it.

  12. Dusty ~

    Thank you. I value prayer and am grateful that anyone might pray for me.

  13. I love you sis, and totally understand. I will continue to hold you up in constant prayers.

  14. Denise ~

    Thank you for the many prayers. You're a tremendous blessing.

  15. I can't wait to see where life takes you. And I'll be here (or there), wherever you are... reading what you write. :)

    Thanks for calling in well. You inspire me to do the same.

    And when your book is published, you know I expect a signed copy. :)

  16. so many thoughts and prayers for you ...

  17. Duane ~

    Thank you for the warm thoughts. I've got a long way to go before I can promise signing any books tho ...

  18. Susan ~

    Thank you! And from me to you as well.

  19. Oh, this is exciting! As much as I will miss your regular blogs, Anne, I can't help but feel that God will use your fiction writing in marvelous ways as well. I'm eager to see where your journey takes you!

    May God offer you much peace, comfort, and exhilaration in the days of writing ahead. (As you well know, those can co-exist, and with God, they often DO). ;)

  20. Gwen ~

    I've been feeling much more energy lately, but not as much as when I could maintain blog and fiction both. I suspect that after I finish revisions I'll have fresh energy for the blog as well. Talk to you SOON!


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