Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Round-Up - #176

Jack Popjes guest posts at Novel Rocket (formerly Novel Journey). He tells an amazing story about a grandmother he met at a writers conference.

I loved this line: "The weakest ink lasts longer than the most powerful memory."

Are you writing down the answers to your prayers and sharing them with others?


Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Yes, Susan for years I have been keeping a diary with prayers AND answers. Then for a while I felt my prayers were not being answered that much and I stopped writing them down (probably out of sheer frustration). Then I picked up the habit again and guess what, he was answering my prayers all the time, I just didn't see it. writing helps, sharing is even better.
Great post, thanks for this Friday morning thought Susan, happy weekend.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. I loved the grandmother's story over at Novel Rocket's blog .. we just need in-house diarists to record these down ..

I have to say I've never kept a diary or written things down .. they mull around in my head and come out as I'd like them to - or they melt away over time ..

Now I have that passion I'll be more particular in my moves ahead .. cheers for now - Hilary

Wendy Paine Miller said...

It always blows me away when I take the time to write down my answered closely God listens and how much He wants to respond to my words.
~ Wendy

Karen Lange said...

I used to keep a journal for that but stopped. I need to dig that out and start again. Thanks for the reminder!

Diane said...

Good reminder! I try to tell people but don't usually write it down. :O)

Nancy said...

That is great advice. And it happens to be what I am trying to do with my blog. I want to catch stories about God and his little touches that would otherwise have been lost.

Carol J. Garvin said...

I've kept a journal since childhood, although its format has evolved over the years. My adult versions explore more about what God has been doing in my life. The trouble with these journals, however, is that I don't plan to let anyone else read them. I've threatened my DH that if I die first, he'd better burn them before he calls the ambulance! LOL! But I've also written a memoir just for our family. My journals provide reminders of things I need to add to the memoir... which suggests it'll probably always be a work in progress and never totally finished.

DenaNetherton said...

You know, we all think we're going to remember things. Then we forget. But God says,"Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them."

Jeanette Levellie said...

I have journaled my prayers for many years--it's so encouraging to go back and see how the Lord has answered, and how several times when He's closed a door, I can thank Him for saying "no!"

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Everyone -

Wow! I don't know what happened to all my comments. They disappeared. I've had some computer issues the last few days. My system randomly shuts down.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I've read every one of them, and so appreciate your wise words.

Susan :)