While working on my current novel today, the plot took an unexpected turn. Here, I thought I was in control. Yet when my fingers typed and the change suddenly occurred, I shouted, “Why did I do that?” Now I have to reconfigure the outcome. More details to sort through and write. I had presumed I was home free and nearing the finish line. Stories sometimes have minds of their own.
Wouldn’t it be neat whenever we sense a need for renovation to do a flip? I’m not speaking in terms of real estate. Sometimes I think I’d like to trade any bad, static experiences in life for good, seeking a fresh perspective. A few words sweep into my mind for how to get there. “…be transformed by the renewing of your mind,” (Romans 12:2) and, “…in all things God works for the good of those who love him,” (Romans 8:28). The motivation of flipping negatives for positives rather than flipping out holds a more promising outcome, for sure. On the other hand, the ability to appreciate the good things is oft times amplified by having encountered the bad. Yin and yang, as many would say. #iamonlyhuman
Here’s a non-fiction title from author, K. Dawn Byrd, www.kdawnbyrd.com, which caught my attention: “Lessons from the Open Road is a devotional that applies the lessons learned while riding a motorcycle to Biblical principles. Each of the 33 devotions ends with Scripture and prayer.”
Neat, huh? Click on the cover and it’ll take you to Amazon.
Bet you didn’t know I used to ride. Just for fun I’m sharing a photo of one of my old bikes from way, way, back in the day. : )