Making Things New

 

I looked at the bulletin board over my desk and saw the Scripture verse, Isaiah 43:18-19, (KJV), which says, “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

I started my computer today to get onto the internet, and the first offering said my Windows license has been corrupted and taken, if I remember correctly and that my computer will shut down every few moments. I need to contact my service provider. The search engine refused to open. My computer expert son told me it may be time to buy a new computer or take it to the computer repair guy in town. “It sounds like it’s a virus.”

I called my husband to give him the bad news. He asked me to close it up and re-start it. I did and it still didn’t work. When he got home, he tried to get online and chose another of the headings to open the search engine company and it wanted his e-mail and other stuff, so he closed out and tried another heading. I asked why he didn’t choose the first one in line, like I did but he didn’t want to. The second time it worked perfectly and I was able to continue using my computer.

In the meanwhile, I was praying, “Dear God, please fix my computer; please let it work.”

I had to go to the library to use their computer because I’m doing some stuff for a client. I’d been in earlier and almost brought my work with me to use theirs at that time. I just figure it’s easier to work at home. If I had, I would have gotten more done.

Anyway, I felt relieved that I didn’t have to hop in the car and drive all that way to the store early in my day. I have a lot to do tomorrow already. Plus, I hope to get a few more years out of this computer.

Why did the verse in Isaiah speak to me tonight? I guess that last part about God making a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert fit my thinking about the computer. What I thought was infected or soon to be dead, suddenly came to life and I was able to work for the client. I hope to get an early start tomorrow before the scheduled events of the day. I’m grateful that God watches over me.

I think I’ll avoid the one new site I visited last night that may have caused my computer glitch. I have antivirus stuff and malware protection on this machine, so maybe it’s just a fluke. All I know is that in Romans 8:28, God says He causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purposes.

Since the imposed wait came along, I relaxed with my husband for a short amount of time and then got the dishes done.

I hope this finds you well. May God bless you and keep you from harm.

 

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To Write or Not to Write

I was tempted not to blog tonight because my computer is still acting up. My son is an IT specialist. He said something is wrong beyond what he can do over the phone.

Last night I blogged on my phone and my Categories were totally wrong. So I’m using the phone again and hoping for the best.

Tomorrow is the first full week of the New Year. I’d like to set up a schedule to start out right. A few weeks ago I talked to my husband about my schedule and he laughed. He said,”What schedule?”

I couldn’t believe it until I considered my previous week. Then I was laughing. I’ll think and then use my planner. I’ll get back to you if I haven’t pitched the phone in the garbage. This phone that I prayed for and received as a gift from my son.

I’d type lol but I’m too grumpy at the moment. 🙂

I hope your technology is working better than ours. We have two techie items malfunctioning right now.

I don’t seem to know how to categorize or tag on the phone. I’m not even considering downloading photos. Lol. Wow! Somehow I stumbled onto categories and tags. Yay!

Take care!

Don’t Give Up

Someone told me that Davis Bunn said that if he didn’t get his quota of words done one day, he did not add them to his next day’s quota. He accepted the fact that he’s human and began the next day determined to meet his daily amount of words to write without a thought for yesterday’s loss. I’ll bet he doesn’t do that very often though. 🙂 I’m paraphrasing this person who quoted Davis Bunn. I have no way of checking this quote, so I hope it’s right.

I did not get my five hours of writing in today, or my three hours of housework. I went through the day with my normal routine before the conference. I felt a little grouchy over this new schedule. Then I read a novel for about two hours. Tomorrow I intend to start over. 🙂

If Davis Bunn can begin again, surely I can, too. We’re all human, after all. I did continue work on the young adult novel I’ve been working on for over seven years. I feel closer to the end of it, although if a publisher accepts it, I know the editor will want revisions. That is what I hear always happens. I’m all for it. My emotions may get in the way, but that’s okay.

I’ve decided more than once in my life to stick with a hard choice. Sometimes I talk to myself. “Don’t give up.” When I read Winston Churchill’s quote to the English people during WWII about never giving up, I get a thrill throughout my bones.

On a cork board in plain sight are the words, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5
God’s word encourages me often. I hope this blog finds you well.