Weekend

I just realized I didn’t post yesterday ­čś│

Oh well, sometimes, we don’t do things perfectly.

And, honestly, I’m so exhausted tonight that I’m struggling to think of what to write…often, at the end of a trying week, I struggle to find my creativity…

but, now, it’s the weekend. A time of resting and relaxing.

And, while I genuinely hope that one day my weekends will be full of family time with my own nuclear family in the Pacific Northwest, for now, I will just enjoy a morning to sleep in & spend some solo time in my apartment.

I know I talk a lot about the desire I have to find the right relationship God has for me; but, on the flip side, I also feel so blessed by this time of learning & growing. And, I’m so appreciating how much time I get to spend solo serving Him.

So, even as I wait, for now, bring on the weekend!

Writer – FMF

This post is related to Five Minute Fridays – but I’m doing it on Sunday. The rules are simple, if you want to play along: write for 5 minutes about the topic on Lisa-Jo Baker’s site, no overthinking, no extensive editing. Just write what you feel.

This week’s topic is WRITER

READY? GO

Writer.

I tell people I’m a writer.
I try to convince myself.
it’s a battle some days.

It’s what I want. To let out the stories inside.

But, there’s a voice hissing at me. An enemy.
Lies that sound very much like truth.

Failure. Fool. Fraud. Phoney.

These words haunt me.
Keep me from my potential when I let them in.

Stall me.

Make me question.
Am I?
Am I a writer?

I am…

I am a writer.

STOP

RE-energized

I know many of you have probably noticed: I’ve kind of let this blog go.

Though writing is still my unrelenting passion, I have just been very un-inspired. In the area of blog writing, book writing, note writing, journal writing, church writing…basically any kind of writing has been blocked for me as of late.

However, recently I got the opportunity to take a trip back to Ireland to go on a mission trip and help with a Bible camp.

Before I left, I prayed that God would reveal to me what was going on with my life. Between a business re-launch, school, a job that I love but know is just temporary, and being a leader at church, not to mention, my almost non-existent social life and strained finances I felt pulled in a thousand different directions.

I needed focus. I needed motivation. I needed energy.

I knew I wouldn’t get any of these if I continued on as I was, with no break or chance to slow down and re-assess.

So, as I headed off for a busy week in the Irish countryside (which, yes, is just as beautiful as you can imagine!), I prayed that in the quiet moments that I did get, God would reveal what I was missing. What had He been trying to reveal that I was just not getting?

While over there, I got the chance to meet a great team who were like minded & had much passion for the work of Christ. It was so refreshing.

I was able to work with great kids and share with them Christ’s love and that they are each precious to their Creator. It was so sweet.

But, I wasn’t entirely sure my prayer was answered.

Until, yesterday, when I realized that God had been opening up my mind and making it easier to write again. He had lifted some of the block, sent encouragement my way, and planted seeds for current and future projects. This has filled me with a new energy to do what I know He has called me to do: write for His glory.

So, while I know I will not always update the blog on a schedule, I have a few posts in the works to be posted soon. I know that God will continue to open up my mind and creativity to be able to share with everyone.

So, I’m back. Keep your eyes open. Updates about future books, book launches, coaching, and what God is teaching me are just a few of the topics to come, a long with a wide variety of other topics :o) Can’t wait to share with you all.

~Candice

Life: Unmasked – A Block

For over a week and a half now I have been experiencing writers block unlike any I have known for a long while. This is unfortunate because I am not only trying to build my readership here, but I am also in the middle of a book project that I feel very passionate about.

During this time, I have had many ideas of what I could write about, but none seem to come to life before me.

Adding to the trouble is the fact that between work and school, my workload is growing while my free time is dwindling; and honestly, I am having a hard time keeping up.

Life is in a transition right now, one that is far more exhausting than I expected it to be. Transitioning out of my “day job”, preparing to train my replacement (assuming one will come in soon), and bracing myself to have no traditional way of bringing in income is taking it’s toll on my ability to create an interesting piece of work.

All of this is leaving me open, vulnerable.

The enemy is at work behind the scenes.

I┬áknow this, because I can feel it threatening to come back again…the doubts, the frustration, the stress, and the anxiety as a springboard for the darkness I know the enemy wants to throw me back into.

This time, though, I know what I am up against. I have my own words from before reminding me where I was and where I should never return.

And, I have HIS Word, telling me:

I am protected…HE┬áhas OVERCOME┬áthe darkness that wants my mind, and ultimately…
MY LIFE.


So, while I am still unable to put together many good posts, or devotions for my book project, or ideas for new cards for my business, AngelInk Illuminations, I know that this is only one point in time.

The writer’s block is not permanent.

The transition will soon settle out into what is yet unknown.

And, I will be back to my creative, passionate self.

Because, that is who God created me to be, and He has given me all I need to continue to be that. All I have to do is seek my rest in Him.

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Are you finding yourself somehow blocked from your passion? Is life overwhelming you to the point of missing out on what you are meant to be doing? I encourage you to find your rest in Him (Psalm 62:5).

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