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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Unearthing Nuggets of Gold

Well, I'm pretty much snowed in tonight with the winter storm hitting the area. They're predicting anywhere from 6-23". Wowzers! When winter finally decides to arrive, it arrives in grand style! It's about time we got a decent amount of some of that white stuff this season.

Perfect time for writing.

Or in my case, editing and going through saved files of stored research only to find information I'd researched that I forgot I had! One of my books is an historical, with at least 3 books planned for the series. To write them, I had to research the 1600's and 1700's in what became the colony of Delaware around 1770. The notes I'd saved specified a famous historical ship that sailed from Sweden and brought settlers who became colonists in New Sweden, as this area was called during that time. I even have a ship's log with passenger names and trades, as well as the land division of the northernmost county into "hundreds" for every 100 square miles of land.

Completely forgot it was there. Sometimes I wonder if we're like that with God's word. We read it, digest it, highlight it, take notes, then store it away and forget the important information stored within its pages. Now, just like I have to go back and figure out if anything can be used in the book I've already written or if it should be incorporated in future books in the series...I should also go back and refresh my mind on the messages God has for me.

Snowstorms. Perfect time to reflect and refresh.


Dineen A. Miller said...

Good analogy, girl. We do forget what God tells us in his Word. Refreshing our memory is always good. ;-)

Camy Tang said...

Mmmmm, I must be crazy, but I love being snowed-in inside a warm home. I kinda envy you.

I agree--there's so much I forget, and so quickly! I'm approaching goldfish age, I guess. I'm glad I'm doing this Bible in 90 Days thing, because I'm rereading the Psalms right now. Love them--they're so beautiful and poignant and joyful and emotional. I love how they reveal God.


Unknown said...

Yeah, what Dineen said. Definitely NOT what Camy said about being snowed in and envying you.

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Aww, Gina. You don't like a good snowstorm while you're snuggled up with a good book and warm inside? :)

But the storm's gone and time to move forward!