Being in seminary has hindered my desire to write. Granted, I am doing a TON of writing for my studies and loving every bit of it. So, I am definitely not complaining.
But can I just digress a bit and say that Old Testament reading and writing is really stretching my brain.
Who know there was amazing profound richness of depth to the OT. I mean….I knew it was there and every time I read it I gleaned something new…but…I just didn’t know to what extent that depth was.
Mind boggling really.
Also, who knew there have been a gazillion scholars that have written extensively about every nook and cranny of every single verse and figure in the OT. Oftentimes these scholars use very big scholarly words that 1) I just don’t understand 2) I have never heard of prior to this class. For example….who knew the 10 Commandments are also known as the Decalogue. Like….is that common knowledge and I’m the only one who didn’t know this?
My daughter has always hated and expressed her frustration when she would come to me asking what a specific word meant and of course…my motherly homeschool answer was and always will be “look it up in the dictionary”.
Well, the dictionary has now become my best friend.
Anyway, back to the reason for this post.
There must be a balance between school work —> mine and the children’s homeschool lessons, along with just regular old domestic duties…and writing what I feel inclined to write that is not school related, but lack the time and the ooomph to actually do it. Unfortunately I’ve not found that balance.
I came across a little quote and just loved it so much I had to write about it….even if my writing is just a quick hiccup of words.
I wish I can post a picture like this with this treasure of a quote…..
but that is not my reality.
The picture below more closely resembles how I write…minus the carefully placed pen and notepad, but the hair band on the wrist is a definite, except my hair band would be on my left wrist and an orange Fit Bit on my right wrist. You know….just to clarify.
Anyway….without further ado…..here is that treasure quote:
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his (or her) thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. – Henry David Thoreau.
So….my fellow writer friends……write I tell ya……WRITE!