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DON’T CURSE THE CURSOR

This blinking text cursor *|* is a curse that has been the death of my writing, my heart torn between topics to write about all because each *blink* is another idea born into the existence of my mind. Thank you to my wife for encouraging and supporting me! Thank you to my counsel for putting up with me as I play “chess” with you in learning more and more the power of the Sword and how to wield it! Thank you Draoun for breaking the “ice”!

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
12 But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, 13 and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.

Lets go!

DON’T BLAME THE CURSOR

It’s not the text cursor that’s the curse although easy to cast blame on it rather than your own creativity issues. Don’t blame the cursor, instead, ask a question like, How do I manage my desire and these thoughts for this project? Then act on the question by verbalizing your desire and thoughts to someone saying, “hey, I’m wanting to write about _________, but also ________, and I am stuck.” By doing this without expectation but hope will come the reward of inspiration. Also, be patient.

COMPARTMENTALIZATION

This post is a result of compartmentalization, turning the “curse of the cursor” into something constructive. As I write this post I’m preparing another post for accomplishing a personal goal. While I might be more excited to write about the topic of my other projects it’s necessary to keep order, which does not seem to come naturally to someone such as myself who enjoys spontaneity, adventure, pushing boundaries and breaking rules—those traits must be managed by practice that rewards discipline. Jordan Peterson’s Essay_Writing_Guide is an effective practice that will produce the discipline you’re desiring, especially: “PART THREE: THE TOPIC AND THE READING LIST“.

ESTABLISH CONNECTION

Before Jesus Christ began His ministry, God called His people through the prophet “Elijah” or John the Baptist by first, the preaching read in Matthew 2: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” The people of Israel heard God (prophetic Word of God recorded in the old testament) through the mouth of the Prophet and responded; the connection was made by the hearing of their ears the call to salvation, but for the connection to be established was in the action associated with the words, which was baptism in the waters of the Jordan professing their faith in the preaching. Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who was to take away the sin of the world is the evidence to the power of salvation and eternal life. The Son of God came as tangible evidence of Israel’s faith to be baptized as God incarnate (the likeness of man innocent of sin) for fulfilling the prophetic curse upon the serpent since the beginning, establishing a new connection designed to save unto eternal life.

God gave us an example to a healthy connection for cultivating life eternal, the Spirit of the living God within the believing soul. If what you write, say and do into the world does not affect these components: Creativity, Cultivation, and Connection. You’ll be cursed with a blinking cursor.

MY DILEMMA

Sitting here at my office again with a stack of books and gingerbread flavored coffee; I just finished another chapter of the book I’m reading; my goal is to have 6 books read by the end of this month. And without going into detail, it’s not likely I’ll finish, nor that simple, but it’s a good goal to aim for. Although this goal is not something I can take credit for, it was inspired through a friend, mentor, and writing coach; thank you Neizan.

My office happens to be outside this time, same coffee spot, and the weather is perfect for our story although bound to change according to the wind advisory notification prompted earlier from my phone, and a friend telling me their Google Nest reported a typhoon today. That’s alright, a little rain never hurt anyone… 

You might be able to help me solve my dilemma to this overwhelming desire to travel and see the world for a twofold purpose, (1) the pleasure and experience of it, and (2) christian evangelism—not in that order of course.
I think it might be more for the pleasure of it than for evangelism because you and I can reach the world through modern day technology, but let’s go a bit deeper by exploring the psychological element.

… Laura’s awake …

Time to leave the office, but I look forward to writing to you from home, Lord willing.

MY REJUVENATED EXPERIENCE

It was still dark and the mist dense this morning, but the weather was just right for walking. I felt different, more rejuvenated than usual—considering my schedule. Laura (my wife) fast asleep at home; I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take this time for myself after getting off from the graveyard shift to think on some things. And the things I thought organized into a plan of motivation for this next year, that, and Sunday’s service was brought up in a group text of friends—it was an awesome message over redemption from David Marvin at Watermark Community Church.

Now there is Christmas music in the background as I walk into my “office” (coffee spot) not too far from home with a Christmas tree of ornaments lit up, and several servers behind the counter skeptical of this guy that just walked in wearing all black, black cargo pants and a black panther hoodie as I find my place to sit down and get settled for some study and writing. One server had his eye on me, profiling me, until I looked up at him and waved. I’m a regular, they’ll know me when they actually see me.

There’s a guy reading a book behind me and lady with headphones in her ears rapid typing like her life depended on it to my left, and then there’s me and you, soaking in the environment for a story.

As I meditate on what a story means for people at different places around the world am found a little discouraged by the overwhelming amount of information flooding into my system to try and cope with understanding everything in light of my convictions, it’s not a new experience, but often forgotten until the research reminds me of the world so far outside myself. A world that seems unreachable, which is a false concept because the conviction of my belief in the Holy Spirit assures me of His providential agency that reaches the entire world for the salvation of all who would call on the name of the Lord—Jesus Christ.

What’s comforting is having the readiness to serve where the Spirit leads, and so here we are— well, I think you know what I mean (I’m curious as to where you really are), but reading and writing is such an awesome medium to influence the world with our new lives in Christ, which is so much more than a romance story. It’s every genre story!