Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I knew there would be days (probably Tuesdays, my marathon day) that it would be hard to keep up the daily commitment to blog...

I did a poll at suppertime for suggestions.  Only one was made, "Blog about determination!  Determination to do what you said you would do!"  Out of the mouths of babes...  It did remind me of one of my favorite verses.

"Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
I will not be disgraced.
Therefore I have set my face like a flint,
determined to do his will.
And I know that I will triumph.
Isaiah 50:7

Determined to do his will.

His will...loving the unlovable...patient in parenting...serving the unthankful...faithful in the things no one else will ever know about...forgiving...giving...thankful in all things...honoring each other...

Difficult, if not impossible, to triumph in all of that apart from His help.

I like the word triumph.  It's not "barely" or "limping across the finish line".  We might be able to manage that on our own strength.  However, with His help we can triumph!  Not disgraced.  Exuberant and emphatic victory!

The trick is not trying to do it on our own strength or out of our own ability.

Lean into Him for help.

With His help we will triumph.  Guaranteed.


  1. The Chariots of Fire theme song is playing in my head...I'm like the passenger in a car that won the Indy-500 or something--Jesus is driving, and I get to share in the victory.

    Also, I find it interesting that that "setting face like flint" verse ran through my head very noticeably this past week...which is strange in that I don't have the best grasp of OT Scriptures!

  2. Some things that work for me:

    Pick a theme, and blog about that for more than one post.

    Write several posts in one day, but schedule them to post on a day-by-day basis (I am not sure if blogspot has that feature).

    Always keep drafts of some partially finished posts- you can pull them out and polish them up when needed.

    Keep a notebook handy at all times to jot down random thoughts that could be used!

    Here is a link to an interesting post about inspiration:

    Okay, that was all unsolicited advice, but I do have your best interest in mind! =)

  3. You should consider entering your blog posts into the Canadian Christian writing awards for 2011:


    I also highly recommend the Word Guild- for writers who are Christian: