heart whispers for the week of October 29

This will be a short one, since I'm in the midst of NaNoWriMo (writing a novel in a month) and will try and spare my words for that manuscript. But, there were some incredible words this week - ones I want to share. So today, the posts I loved ::  Sarah Bessey's In which I unveil my scientific writing process -

Right now, book writing feels as if I am in the middle of my first marathon, and I’m really regretting that I didn’t train in a more useful fashion. Or at least take up jogging. Instead, I’m cooking with a lot of butter.

Emily Freeman's glad hope from unpredictable hands -

It’s easy to think when you make space for God that things will take a truly spiritual turn. Sometimes I suppose that’s the case. But mostly, it’s still just me in an empty room with a stack of brochures I’m trying not to read.

Blanche Jacobson's growing pains -

My church retreat was this weekend. I went into it pretty angry with the Lord and took offense towards Him. I didn’t feel safe. I didn’t feel like He was protecting me. I didn’t feel Him at all. My worst fear is abandonment, and honestly I didn’t see that many other answers towards the situation.

Preston Yancey's to my future daughters [in honour of Rachel Held Evans]

Someday. It was the promise I made for you so very long ago. I said someday you would know that you must and shall go free, shall bear our Christ in the open fields and sing the redemption song among the wildflowers.

Posted on November 3, 2012 and filed under heart-whispers.