“Therefore, if something happens that we did not pray for, we must have no doubt at all that what God wants is more expedient than what we wanted ourselves.”
While this line is taken out of context (you can read the letter on divineoffice.org – click on Office of Readings and scroll down), it jumped out at me because of a gift I received recently that I didn’t ask for (but had secretly pined for in my heart) – a beautiful classical guitar that my best friend bequeathed to me (we played guitars together in high school). I knew that guitar was not given to me just for my pleasure but to enhance this music ministry. God wants me to learn how to play better and that’s exactly what I’m doing.
My Louisa May Alcott blog has been a tremendous gift, one that I did not ask for. And now I’m beginning to feel a responsibility for that gift. It occurred to me too that the laptop I inherited from our daughter that took only $60 to fix was a gift unasked for that has responsibilities attached to it too!
God’s ways constantly amaze me!]]>
You are already writing it, it’s already happening with your Louisa May Alcott Is My Passion blog writing. Remember how Louisa herself wasn’t optimistic about writing “girls book” yet it proved to be a book that reads well even some 140 years later. Because she put her heart into it and that’s what you are doing in your writings about her.
You know how it feels watching professional dancers or better to saynaturally good dancers, as if they don’t really put an effort into it, as if it’s so easy that you could easily do it yourself, but then when you watch yourself in the mirror – nope, you can’t really do it that well, certainly not without effort. Well, that’s how I feel reading your blog posts. It’s captivating, I can’t stop reading it and I’m either nodding my head or realizing what’s my own opinion about it, it’s always thought -provoking and that’s what a good writing is about.
Think of how many people (well, women for sure) would enjoy reading your book in an old fashion form, so that their eyes won’t be too tired from reading it online. Many people don’t even like going through the pictures unless they are printed out and arranged in a real old fashion photo album, not posted on facebook, digital photo frame or stored in any other “virtual reality form.” (My Mom is one of them.) My point is that your writing will reach many more people who would appreciate if it doesn’t require computer to be read.
You’ve done so much for my writing, your friendship is a true God’s blessing and your writing is so beuatiful that I have to say to you the same you said to me after correcting my paper – “nice job, keep it going.” I enlist myself as a strong supporter of the idea of transforming your blog into a book.]]>