Today is a snow day guys. That means I have plenty of time (in theory) to catch up on Nanowrimo, and of course that means my dog will be leaving wet footprints in the house, but it’s the first snow fall of the season so that also means Christmas is coming.

How to Make a Difference

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So I’m pretty sure I’ve blogged about this before, but I’m going to blog about it again because it is on my mind. . .

There this old Newsboys song, That’s How You Change the World.

The Lyrics say,

“It’s about the Prayer in an empty room, Little things we do when no body’s around.”

The little things we do. I don’t think that could be more true. I mean sure, you might do a 100 little seeming insignificant things everyday, and they might not seem important, but that’s how you change the world.

In church we have been doing a study on Paul, and recently my pastor has been talking about Barnabas.

So I don’t know what you know about Barnabas, but he wasn’t a very well known guy. Like he encouraged those around him, and he didn’t like like to get recognition. Maybe Barnabas didn’t change the world, but he definitely made a difference for the people around him.

It’s like that story I know I’ve shared before on this blog, but it relates, so I’m going to share it again.

There was a man walking on the beach throwing starfish back into the sea. One day, another man stopped him and asked, “Why are you throwing the starfish back in the sea? There are hundreds of starfish, you can’t possibly get them all.”

The man looked up at him and smiled then said. “Well I made a difference for that one.”

So maybe you do a hundred little things, and feel like you can’t change the world, but you can make a difference.

Christmas is Coming

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So we have been getting small amounts of snow. Like flurries like actually hardly any snow, but now it is November, and Walmart has pulled out their Christmas decorations. (Not like they pulled them out in September or anything)

But now it almost feels kinda like it’s close to Christmas.

So today there are 48 days closer to Christmas, which I think is pretty exciting. So yeah Christmas is coming whether you scrooges like it or not. 🙂

 

A Metaphor for Brokenness

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So this picture was taken at the paintball course at camp. This van literally is parked in the woods. Ok, to be fair, I don’t know if it was driven there or actually got there. Like the insides are torn out, and it’s just there.

The weekend this fall where I volunteered at camp, they literally had a van just like this one that each of the kids took turns taking a sledge hammer to. . .Why? Well, it kinda went along with the idea of broken. (You totally should check out my series on that if you haven’t yet under the camp tab)

We were literally beating this van with a sledge hammer hoping that it would die or whatever. . .but literally after over 100 people hit this van, it still looked like you could drive it. Like the windshield and a few windows were cracked, and there were dents, but I guess if it ran (which it likely didn’t if we were hitting it.) You could’ve driven it away as if nothing ever happened.

I guess this is kinda a metaphor for brokenness. Like hopefully in life you will never be hit 100 times with a sledge hammer, but more than likely you will feel like that some days. . .but when you do, don’t forget you are strong. Like in Christ you can do anything.

It kinda bothers me when people say God won’t give you more than you can take, because the Bible doesn’t say that (at least that I’ve found if you are a Bible scholar out there and this is in the Bible feel free to let me know) But, God does give us more than we can take, so we will learn to look to him.

 

Nanowrimo Day 4

So that is my word count as of yesterday. I’m sure I will write more today, but for now I think I’m doing pretty well.

I’m going to add the first page of my Nanowrimo project below. Feel free to tell me what you think I definitely could use feedback.

To Whom it May Concern,

I’m writing this because it’s stuck in my head. Everything that happened has changed life. It’s funny how you can have like one moment that changes your life forever. It’s like in those superhero movies when they realize who the bad guy is, the story isn’t the same. Once you realize who the bad guy is in your life, everything changes.

Sometimes I wonder if there are actually good guys out there. People that are actually willing to help instead of you know only see what they can get out for themselves. Which is the case with my story.

If you are actually willing to help, then keep reading. If you don’t care, then I guess this letter doesn’t concern you. *copyright 2019 Megan Horton

So that’s the first page of my Nanowrimo project. What do you think?

Attention Christian Writers

Hey Christian Writers. Happy Nanowrimo. I hope it’s going well for all of you. So in my Nanowrimo project, I am writing some pretty deep stuff. Stuff I feel a lot of Christian writers try to avoid which is one of the reasons I feel I should write about. Just because it is deep stuff, doesn’t mean we need to avoid it, because in reality people go through some deep stuff, and there’s a lot of deep stuff mentioned in the Bible. I’m writing this hoping that someday it will help those (especially Christians)dealing with deep stuff.

So Christian Writers, here’s a few questions I have for you.

How do you handle writing deep stuff that most Christians probably would avoid?

Do you use cuss words in your writing? Why or why not?

And what support from scripture do you have to back up this reason?

Thank you. I’m interested to see what you guys think.

It’s NaNoWriMo

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Happy November. It’s hard to believe there are only two more months left in this year. . .but what’s even harder to believe is that it’s NaNoWriMo.

So I guess I did everything writers are supposed to do when they are planning for NaNoWriMo. (You know, create a plan, change that plan about 100 times then throw that plan away)

So I came up with a completely random idea last night at like 9 o’clock at night.

I was watching movie previews (I like doing this because you basically get the whole plot in about a minute, I feel like this helps my writing.) So as I was watching one, I came up with a great idea, and about 2 hours later, I had a whole idea planned out.

So here’s to my first actually NaNoWriMo, and here’s to hoping to not get writer’s block after chapter 5.

Here goes nothing.

Narnia

If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Narnia.

Idk as long as I can remember I’ve dreamed of finding a world like Narnia.

That’s like my favorite thing to draw. As I am procrastinating planning for Nanowrimo, I drew this picture.

Narnia is magical, just like writing, and drawing.

What’s your magic power?

Book of the Week

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So about a year ago I wrote 18 pages about C.S. Lewis and his Narnia series. I read through that whole series the summer before. (Although I had read it many times before) and wrote a crazy long paper about it. It took me the entire semester to write. . .

So now as I am no longer in college, I still love Narnia. (I honestly was afraid that writing a paper that long about my favorite series would make me hate the book, but yeah it’s still my favorite.)

So now as it’s almost been a year since I’ve read this Narnia series, I’m debating rereading at least some of them again. (Side note, but there’s a rumor about a Narnia Netflix series, they’d better not ruin it.)

Ya’ll, my favorite one is the Magician’s Nephew. It’s just so exciting to get to see the story before Narnia happened.

What’s your favorite Narnia story?

Happy Monday

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Happy Monday.

So to quote Puss in Boots from Shrek, “I hate Mondays.”

I don’t know, there’s something about waking up to your alarm after being able to sleep in all weekend, and waking up to your alarm and being like “Why?”

Haha. I don’t know, that’s definitely the wrong attitude. Mondays are like any other day. They bring good things, and bad things, and a lot of things. So friends as you start your week, I hope you have a happy Monday.