Friday, April 6, 2018

God has engrained in all of us particular passions, drives and interests, and in pursuing them with a Godward perspective, we engage in worship.

Adam McHugh, Introverts in the Church

After days of crazy-making noise and prep, the floor is going in today. The plan, as I understand it, is to have the entire floor done today and carpet laid tomorrow. The end is in sight.

I can’t write in the midst of chaos. I hunker down in the woman cave for hours. I stare at a blank page or attempt, in vain, to pick up where I left off on other work but the noise renders me useless for writing.

I spend time this early and quiet morning in my private journal, sorting through some things and gaining perspective, so my words are few here. If you’re still hungry, try tasting the good words of Adam McHugh, author of Introverts in the Church and the Listening Life in this article called The Writer as Madman and Mystic.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Dear Linda, I don’t work well when there is noise. Many people can multi-task and work right through loud music or sound, but I just sort of go into a stupor! So I understand what you are saying in this posting. Peace.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Dee. Noise is so draining; it sounds like we have that in common.

  2. Linda, thank you for sharing the link to Adam’s article. The idea of a muse has never quite fit for me. I get it, but I don’t. But this — the Holy Spirit — this resonates for me.

    1. You’re welcome, Karen. That’s how it is for me too. Have a wonderful weekend.

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