Walk In It

I have come to a crossroads in my character’s path. Because I am writing historical fiction, I have been trying to stay true to historical accounts of his life. But because his life is so far back into the ancient past, there are conflicting histories written about him.

What to do? This has been bothering me for about a week. But I have made a decision. I will pick the path, the history, that makes the most sense for the storyline and roll with it.

And isn’t that so much like our lives? There are many times that I am not sure the right way to go, the right decision to make. After praying and talking it through with loved ones, sometimes I am still at a quandary.

At that point, I just have to go with what feels the most peaceful, what makes the most sense for the story. And roll with it. Pray God blesses the decision. Walk in it.

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a Voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” – Isaiah 30:21

Write your story well today. Blessings, Lisa

If You….?

If you were physically able and had to pick one of these activities to do on an afternoon in Ireland, which one would you choose?  Comment and place your vote below.  Enjoy your imaginary adventuresome self. (or maybe this is all in a day’s work for you 😉  Slainte, Lisa

P.S.  Most of you said your eye was drawn to the water/rocks/spash in yesterday’s picture.  Thanks for commenting!

Jump fearlessly to the many smaller rocks below

Jump fearlessly to the many smaller rocks below

Scale the outside of an abandoned stone hut in a forest, and shimmy your way down inside through an open roof and obliging tree

Scale the outside of an abandoned stone hut in a forest, and shimmy your way down inside through an open room and obliging tree

Exploring a subterranean tunnel underneath an ancient castle

Exploring a subterranean tunnel underneath an ancient castle

Choices, Choices…

When I look at this sign, I know which way I want to go right away.  Ahh….if only life where that simple.  🙂  How about you? Click on your answer below.

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By the way, I’m heading to the boats….water….always. 🙂  Plus there’s a restaurant there if hunger strikes; win-win!  Slainte, Lisa

Would You Rather…The Finale

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All these choices I’ve posed this week has gotten me thinking about all sorts of things.  More serious choices where I don’t always get to pick the outcome, things that happen that affect the rest of what happens.  When I was a kid, I had a fairly serious operation on my ankle that left me laid up for a few months and kept me out of exercise for a year or so.  It caused me to have a lot of time on my hands to read and to play the piano, which I think caused me to have a deep deep love for each and affected who I became.  So, in a way, I’m thankful for that injury/surgery, because the pain resulted in a great thing in my life.  (although I wouldn’t have said that at the time)

Would you rather….a)live in an exotic locale with no close ties to family or friends or b)live in a normal (?) environment close to family and friends?

Would you rather….a) have responsibilities  or b) have no responsibilities, ever?

Would you rather….a) have a pain-free, trouble-free life  or b) go through some trials along the way?

Hard choices…praise God, we don’t usually have to pick these outcomes, because I would probably pick all the easy ones and stay immature all my life.  🙂  God in his mercy knows what we need and don’t need in our lives so that we can become more like Him.  We just need to trust, childlike, and try to enjoy the ups and downs.  (easier said than done, for sure)

May your trials and challenges all give you a beautiful ending. Hang in there.   Blessings, Lisa