Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Doctor's appointment today

Captain's Log, Stardate 01.17.2006

My doctor's appointment is at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time, so I'll be leaving soon to drive to Palo Alto. Please pray for me as you feel led.

Bible in 90 Days: day 9. I'm in Numbers. This is going so great. God has blessed me so much with this.

I've been reading MAKING YOUR HOME A HAVEN by Cyndy Salzmann. The first chapter talks about how to have your quiet time with God despite kids and distractions and busyness.

She discovered that spending the time writing her prayers helps her to stay focused. If a kid interrupts, she can answer their question and go straight back to journaling.

Yesterday and today, I re-discovered the intimacy I feel with God when I journal. I think about my day before, I more readily confess my sins, I'm more earnest as I pray for help, I'm sincere as I praise God. This is so wonderful. If you have problems focusing as you spend time with God, try this.

Writing: Got some terrific plot points last night in the shower. If you can believe it, I'll be tearing my heroine's ACL--twice!!!

I've made a deadline for myself. I want to finish this new book synopsis by the middle of next week. Hopefully I can write this. God, please help me. But even more, help me to write for You.

Diet: I exercised this morning! 30 minutes on the bike. I'm so proud of myself. I don't know where I got the motivation to do it, but I'm glad it showed up. Hopefully I'll have self-control in the rest of my eating today. I'm going shopping with a friend after my doctor's appointment, and I have Bible study tonight.


  1. You know you're on my mind (in my prayers) and I have faith all will be well.

    Give up the update ASAP. k?

  2. Wow, gotta try that, Camy. Love the idea of journaling prayers. Thanks for sharing that!