Preparing for a Hurricane and Pursuing Dreams
Here we go again—preparing for another hurricane! Like Northerners preparing for the first snowfall, we are well experienced in making the necessary preparations for hurricanes. When we moved to Florida in 2004, we were quickly broken into becoming hurricane experts. That was the record-breaking year that five named storms made landfall in Florida: Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne, and Tropican Storm Bonnie.
Eight years later, my kids are experiencing their first hurricane with—what else?—a hurricane party! Schools are closed today, and we have plans to play in the rain, enjoy our hurricane party cake (we celebrate any occasion with cake!), and have fun playing board games by candlelight.
Please pray for all those in the path of Hurricane Isaac and in proximity of the outer bands that bring dangerous wind and rain.
“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you
in all your ways.” (Psalm 91:11, NIV)
Now … a quick announcement for you wonderful and faithful followers of Witty Words. God has been magnificent in the last year and taught me many, many things through this journey of writing my blog. One of the best things to come out of it has been getting to know fellow believers all around the world! Some of you may remember a post a while back where I shared pursuing my dream of writing a book manuscript. I’ve been on an incredible adventure—an adventure about being still! God is teaching me a lot about Psalm 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God.” The things He is showing me and teaching me through His Word is coming out in the form of a book manuscript that will hopefully be published one day.
But in order to continue my work on this, as well as my freelance work as a writer, editor, and publishing consultant, I need to scale back a bit and cut down somewhere in my life. Although I love blogging 4 times a week and enjoy writing devotional thoughts that encourage others, finding great links to share with “What in the World Wednesday,” and searching for inspirational pictures for “Wordless Weekend,” I can’t maintain that much blogging, plus being a full-time freelancer, mommy, wife, and devoted follower of Christ.
My plan is to blog 1-2 times a week. The posts will continue to be the same categories as always: devotional thoughts, tips for fellow writers/editors, inspirational posts for moms/women, “What in the World Wednesday?” and “Wordless Weekend.” I feel that if I’m cutting back a bit, I can perhaps bring better quality posts and engage more with you, dear friends and readers, through social media. I hope to connect more with you through Twitter (@ChristiMcGuire) and my Facebook Page. Please join me at both of those places. I’d love to chat with you! I’m also working on a new site, so stay tuned for more information on that!
I’d love for you to share comments, thoughts, and questions on this blog, through any of the social media sites, or by emailing me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about my services, click on Speaking, Editing, Consulting, or Writing!
Thanks for following, and I’ll see ya real soon!
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