Norwegian-American, Writer, Mom, Catholic, Wife, Soldier, Redneck, Photographer, Republican, Historian, Logger…(this list is not in any particular order, nor is it all encompassing). The definition of me refuses to be packaged neatly in a box. My writing desires to fly out in countless directions to explore the world or at least my world.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
eternal study of the best way to forward my career, the other day I came across
a statement.The blogger commented, that
as an author, the best practice of blogging is to stay away from all topics
dealing with religion and politics.Their logic was sound in that a writer doesn’t want to alienate their
potential readers due to differences of philosophy in these areas.Of course, after reading this, I have felt
the urge to write about faith issues.Will I push potential readers away?Maybe.But if my readers want to
know who the real me is, they will discover that I am a Catholic
Christian.I love my faith because it
has molded me and continues to help me grow as a caring person of all mankind. Am
I perfect, heavens no!I am also a conservative
republican, but I try to appreciate other viewpoints because that is what makes
our country great.
Earlier today, I ran across this
quote.“Better to write for yourself and
have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”Cyril Connolly.I am going to break the rule many writers
follow and talk about faith to write for myself.
Being a writer and being Lisa, I
reflect on my actions and the actions of others both in the present and
past.I also analyze where I have been,
where I am at, and where I would like to be in my faith, life, relationships,
and career.During Lent, I do this even
more due to the nature of the season.Here is a quote I came across in my readings earlier this month.
“Some people think
worst of me than I am, others better.But Jesus knows what I’m up to – good or bad.And he loves me.
(slandered, badmouthed) for doing right, I can take courage.The Lord knows the truth.
I get credit for things I don’t deserve, I must take heed.The Lord knows the truth.
way, I’m safest with the Lord.He knows
me better than anyone, and I know he knows.No need to fake it.And he loves
me more than anyone.”
stated, I reflect a lot.I rehash the
same negative scenes over and over wondering how I could have acted
better.I especially look at the
relationships in my past that have failed in one way or another.I contemplate my part and the other
person’s.Depending on my mood, I will
either blame myself or justify myself.In reality, it took both me and the other person to fail at the relationship.This season, I specifically reflected on one
bad association when I came across this quote.I know because of the falling out “people think worse of me.”But God loves me.I know some of the people involved have
gossiped about me either telling the truth or not.God however knows the truth.I am sure with some people I get all the
credit for the situation being bad.God
knows.I remain in the safety of my
loving father.He and I both know I am
far from perfect.I don’t have to fake
it and he accepts me warts and all.
read and prayed over the quote, I have been at peace.At some point, I believe I will repeat the
scenes in my mind once again.As a
writer, the emotions are what makes for good stories.However, I know the truth in that I have a
constant companion in my journey that keeps me safe.