For years, I've been wanting to buy the paperwhites that show up in stores this time of the year. The thought of having flowers in winter has a certain appeal. Maybe that's why I'm a fan of African Violets and Orchids.
You know something? I never got around to actually purchasing them until a few weeks ago. Planting them was simple - the pot, bulbs, and growing medium were included in the package. They're growing fast even though they haven't bloomed as of this writing. Why on earth did I wait so long? How many other adventures have I missed because of procrastination?
I'm gradually changing my ways. Fourteen years ago, I quit a good job and went to
at the Lord's prompting. This act of obedience was one of the hardest things
I've ever done, but it led to meeting my late husband. My writing journey began
in earnest after we married. His encouragement and support helped me shush all
the negative stuff in my head. Bible School
Paperwhites may not seem like a big deal, but they represent the person God has called me to be - one willing to try something new. What is He whispering to your heart? Write that book? Volunteer in the church nursery? Visit those in prison? In Mary's words to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it."
Writers and Readers: Do you procrastinate or do you dive in with both feet?