Sunday, January 18, 2009


I was reading a book at Barnes n Noble the other day…(my favorite store in the whole world). It was called Wild Succulent Women by SARK. Sark is an eccentric, fabulous author who is creative and SO inspiring. Her writing style frees my creativity more than anything else. (planetsark.com)

She says that “human beings are nothing but a story with skin around it.” You are your own story! I love this! It’s like we have no choice but to tell our story, because we’re living it.

She incorporates all sorts of wonderful quotes and things to get you writing.

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough, or a book long enough to suit me.”

-CS Lewis

I couldn’t agree more.

So I’m in Florida right now with my good friend Ashley. It’s awesome because we’ve had time to really relax, sleep in, celebrate my 22nd birthday, and I’ve gotten to write a lot. I went back and read a lot of my journal from this past year (I try to fill a whole one up between each of my birthdays). I realized how many of my prayers have been answered, especially the one about God directing my path and directing me to the right people. I prayed a lot about my desire to be a writer, but not knowing if that’s right for our young family right now. I prayed about guidance, and truly this past year God has guided me so perfectly and so directly.

- I’ve been able to share my vision to write books and start a ministry for kids coming from a family with divorced parents.

- I’ve shared my vision to write a book for women who want to find their identity in Christ rather than in what they look like with so many women and girls who struggle with self image, and I cant wait to share my story and God’s healing with everyone I can.

This vision-sharing and dreaming with others about our futures has spurred me to actually sit my butt down and WRITE! I have outlines, sermons, and paragraphs in process. I’m so excited to share them with the world. I’m focusing on the divorce ministry right now and I will hopefully study it this semester for my senior project. (the spiritual aspect of Christian marriage/divorce, etc.) I’ll share what God is doing in my life through these writings, and maybe I’ll post small sections to get your feedback! I really appreciate your comments….and I need positive and negative feedback.

-“if you limit your choices to only what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.”

I want to write an autobiography someday, bur first I have to make my life auto-biography worthy…

SARK inspired me to write some acrostic poems in the margins while I was brainstorming the other day...they’re really fun! You just write a word vertically, and then fill in a describing word horizontally for each letter. Some connect to the next word, and some stand alone. You can totally just go crazy. You can start with words, names, places, anything!

Detrimental
Reckless
Idiotic
Noisy
Kinky
Interesting, &
Never
Great

Kind.
Ideal.
Never
Dry.
Entertaining
Races.
German.
Allows
Repeats.
Terribly
Euphoric
Naptime!

Colorful
Racy
Entertaining
Abandon
Totally
Innovative
Vicarious
Ingenious
Trecherous
Yonkers!

Wonderful!
O
utstanding!
W
hat?!!?!

Jewish
Emphatic.
Sinner-lover.
Undercover
Savior.

Assorted
International
Routes
Pressure
Olivia is sitting in one right now…free wireless yay!
Rarely
Timely

I dare you to write your own acrostic poem and post it!

1 comment:

atom woman said...

drinking is kinky? oh my dear sister. :)

I really like the creativity poem & how you used a different color for each line...how creative!