Once Upon a Midnight Dreary…

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How I pondered weak and weary…lol…ah, Edgar Allen Poe had it down pat, didn’t he? πŸ˜€ Well, yesterday was a head-stomping day. Mine got battered, but I kicked back. Then this morning, on the way to the track, a thick haze filtered around us. It was quite creepy, I’ll readily admit. πŸ˜€ I’m a big chicken despite writing thrillers. LOL Anyway, as we pulled up and parked by the track, I could feel the chill of the early morning seeping into the truck. When I climbed out, I shuddered. Not only did thick fog hang around us, the dampness made the early morning frost seem that much heavier. Walking the track, one of my favorite things to do is to look up. On most mornings (we’re talking 6am), it’s still dark and the stars are brilliant. I was disappointed this morning, thinking with this fog, no way will I see the stars. WRONG. I looked up–straight into a clear-blue/black sky with star glistening back at me. It was astounding, because all around me, I could barely see a few feet in front of me…then above, beautiful blue-streaked dawn. And God seemed to speak into my heart right then saying, “that’s just like yesterday. Oppression and assault from every side, but when you looked up, you saw Me.” How kewl is that??? I love it when he uses creation to speak to our hearts. And it’s so true of our lives–if we look at the circumstances, we might be thinking we’re dead meat. But if we look to God, we know we already have the victory in HIM!

So, I did my laps, then it was time to clock my hubby’s run times. I stood on one side of the track, he was way around on the other side (doing 200 meters this time). All of a sudden, I hear this screeching in the sky. I sort of freak…okay, no, I REALLY FREAK. πŸ˜€ I can’t see a single thing, but I can HEAR it getting closer and…closer…until I swear whatever it was sailed right over my head. Still couldn’t see the blessed thing. Yeah, my heart was pounding, especially when it happened again. but then I saw it–streaking over the football field. Two bats. BATS!! Holy batfield!! πŸ˜€ (sorry, couldn’t resist!).

Anyway, so I’m off to do the last of my rewrites on Midnight Zone. Have less than 60 pages left. Woo-hoo!!! Let’s just pray it’s read-worthy. πŸ˜€ So, what’re y’all up to?

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Comments 4

  1. Jennifer Tiszai

    I love it when God uses His creation to speak to me. Probably one of my favorite things about going walking or running. But, I could have lived without the bats. πŸ˜‰

  2. Dineen A. Miller

    Too cool! I love God’s creation. Absolutely HAVE to be by a window when I do my quiet time. I look out the window and see God. Then we chat. Best part of my day…

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