Monday, December 19, 2005

Odds and ends

Captain's Log, Stardate 12.19.2005

Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. Psalm 55:22

Prayer Line
How cool is this? It's a blog where you can request prayer for yourself or your loved ones.

From the blog:
This is a free website to request prayers, as well as to pray for others in need. All prayer requests are sent electronically to an all-denominational network of prayergivers, so that the site mimics the Duke University MANTRA project where researchers discovered that surgical patients' recovery was improved by 50 to 100 percent when prayer groups from 7 different religions prayed for their rapid recovery. More details about the Duke project appears in "Prayers at Work" on this site.

Camy here:
I think this is many different religions, not just multi-denominational Christian. I wonder if it hinders prayer when someone not a Christian prays for you? Hmm, I think I'll ask my youth pastor about that one.

First Novel Journey
Gina Holmes continues her rockin' interviews this week. Today is mystery writer Peggy Darty. Tomorrow is discussion on failure being a blessing with commentary from Randy Ingermanson and Randy Mortenson.

Adult stem cells
This article describes how scientists can grow new cartilage for transplant in osteoarthritis patients from their own bone marrow stem cells. Maybe there's hope for meniscus growth too--my husband can sure use new meniscus in his knee.

Writing: Doing research for my next book. Reading THE FIRST FIVE PAGES and feeling depressed that I haven't done enough revisions to my suspense, especially that tedious line-editing that I abhor.

Wondering who to send Christmas cards to? I rarely send them (I'm too lazy to write them after logging in my hours on my manuscript). Plus it's already a bit late. But wouldn't it be smarter of me to send a few this year? Or is that brown-nosing?


  1. I'm still planning on sending cards. Eventually.

  2. Christmas cards???? Surely you jest!

  3. Brown-nosing? Hmmm, must be thinking of those agents and editors. LOL!

    I heard on the news Monday was the biggest mail pick up of the year and that Wednesday will be the biggest delivery day since all those cards will be arriving to their destinations.

    I sent close to 65 personal cards this year. That's a record for me, doesn't even include the half dozen or so professional ones I sent. Good grief! The list keeps growing!