|Posted by email@example.com on April 23, 2015 at 5:15 PM||comments (115)|
I purchased a pair of Rhinestone earrings in the shape of a cross last year. I always loved wearing them but stopped temporarily because as women, we change our styles so often. I recently picked them back up and wore them. When taking them off, I laid them down and walked off then happened to glance at them once more. A strange feeling came over me. I purchased rhinestone cross earrings. Let me be clear...they are earrings in the shape of the vice used in my savior's death sentence. I thought how strange that over 2000 years later, ignoring the pain, torment, and sacrifice, I was wearing it as a fashion piece. It saddened me and I wondered what my savior must have thought about that. Of course, I meant no harm and never thought about it because I look at the cross as a symbol of my belief yet in some way, a rhinestone cross seems sacrireligious and distasteful. It's strange how Jesus was murdered on the cross, bore my sins, and those of every other human being yet we can so easily forget it. Maybe it's something that we need to think about. I definitely will.
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on November 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM||comments (47)|
I'm amazed at how God is always revealing his will in my life and how my plans are not necessarily what his plans are for me. So many times, I don't understand what God is doing or why he allows certain people to enter or exit my life. People that I once thought would never turn their back on me have turned their backs on me and people that I didn't feel I could be friends with and wanted no part of have invaded my life and made me smile. Wow God. I'm learning that this walk is a lifelong journey that continues as we strive to be more like Jesus Christ. It's easy for us to try and make our own decisions but God is constantly showing me that I don't make the decisions, he does. I am going through a heart transition right now and God is taking me places and I have to be prepared to go. What is the Heavenly Father doing for you these days? I'd love to hear about it.
|Posted by email@example.com on August 18, 2014 at 4:40 PM||comments (48)|
I had an incident today that has me thinking and I wanted to share it with you. Today, I was out of town at a sponsors office conducting an audit. The individual who accompanied me was hired specifically to assist me with my work. A few days ago, I gave specific instructions to my assistant on outlining some papers in such a way that would make it easier for me to conduct my audit review once I arrived at my sponsor's office. Once we arrived to conduct the audit, I was ready to hit the ground running. I pulled out the papers that I had given to my assistant and didn't see anything as I requested but a totally different outline that completely confused my brain. My assistant informed me that she knew I would not like it and would probably be upset but someone else told her to change what I told her for my own good and that it would work much better. I wanted to scream. I wanted to fuss, pout, and walk out and get some air because now my day was not going to be smooth like I expected. I'm not a numbers girl so my brain is trained on what works. Sure enough in trying to retrain my eyes to complete my auditing task to this new format, it ended up being a mess for me and I was so frustrated that I developed a headache and did not complete the audit as timely as I expected. This got me to thinking, about when God tells me to follow instructions and I do what I want because I think it will work out better although I know that he may be upset or disappointed but I do it anyway. It must be truly frustrating to God when I don't listen and without thought or regard continue to do my own thing. When I do this, it appears that I think I know better and have more answers than he does. I know that's absolutely false. I will think about this next time that I don't follow God's instructions or listen to 'other' voices or my own thoughts. Did you do what was asked of you today?
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on August 12, 2014 at 11:10 AM||comments (41)|
It's hard taking in all the tragedy around us every day. It can be overwhelming looking at the news and it is truly disheartening. But I am reminded in times such as these that Jesus gives us hope. He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. Sometimes when we see so much pain, its hard to believe that God is in control or that we can believe what he's promised us. John 16:33 says, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Last night, in coversation with my daughter, I told her how my prayer has always been for my daughters to have a greater, stronger faith in God and to trust him no matter what they experience or what they go through. I pray that they can be better Christians than I have ever been and that they may be strong women of faith. My prayer is also for the believers all around the world who are suffering and for the unbelievers that they might be saved and know salvation through Jesus Christ.
|Posted by email@example.com on July 31, 2014 at 7:20 PM||comments (4)|
I was sitting still and thinking of 'The Process'. In my mind and for my personal belief, 'The process' is the individual path and time frame that God has predestined and established for each of his children in their lives. To me, my process seems to involve a lot of waiting. Maybe part of the process and the lesson in the process is that I must learn to trust God and be content in my waiting. This isn't easy for me. I want things here and now even though I know that if I get something when I want it; I won't be prepared or ready to receive it and willmost likely totally mess it all up :/. I can't be trusted with certain things until God has finished the process in my life. Did I already say that the process is hard for me? Well the process is hard for most of us and to be honest, it's such a blessing that God doesn't leave us to ourselves but loves us enough to train, teach, and prepare us before giving us the things that we pray for. God bless you in your process. ~Writer Kym
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on July 28, 2014 at 12:05 AM||comments (39)|
One thing that I never get used to is the unpredictablility of life and having to constantly be willing to flexible. Changes in our relationships, career, health, finances, or any number fo things causes us to have to make necessary decisions to change in what we do or how we are used to doing it. Change is uncomfortable and we can't become stagnate and refuse to change because everything changes. The one consistent in our lives is God. He never changes and his word never changes. He is faithful and he calls us to believe even when it's difficult. Remember, the world changes, circumstances change, life changes, people change, we change but....God never changes. ~ Writerkym
|Posted by email@example.com on July 23, 2014 at 9:35 AM||comments (61)|
This world of writing can be very funny. It's emotional because I write what I feel and I want others to feel it also. But others don't always feel the way I do about my work. As a reader who absolutely loves to read, I am cognizant that I do not always like everyone's work. But does it take away from how they feel about their work? I hope not especially if they were born to do it. After having read a review that literally had me curled in a knot, :(I had to be reminded that not everyone will like my work but I have to write and share it regardless because I was born to do this. It's a learning process and I strive to do better, be better, and do what God created me for while keeping my emotions in line. After all, I was born to do this. Have a blessed day. ~ WriterKym
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on July 21, 2014 at 8:35 AM||comments (47)|
I’ve been invited to join the #mywritingprocess blog tour by the awesome Fatima Scipio who is an Author, an Entrepreneur, and a Philanthropist (www.fatimascipio.com). I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Kym D. Boyles and I am a published author of Christian fiction and an Entrepreneur. My new release is ‘His First Lady’. God gave me the passion of writing as a young girl. I was odd in the fact that instead of wanting to play outside as an 8 year old, I wrote short stories and poetry and made them into paper booklets to be ‘checked out’ similar to the library process for my friends to read. Writing sets me free and sharing it gives me joy. It has to be a part of my everyday routine in order for me to feel complete. As the daughter of military parents and having traveled and met so many different types of people, those experiences helped shape who I am as a writer and in the developing of my characters. The most wonderful people in my life and who share this journey with me are my husband Kim, and our 3 daughters. You can learn more about me at www.writerkym.com or follow me on www.facebook.com/Hisfirstlady or twitter @kymboyles.
1. What am I working on?
I am currently working on the sequel to ‘His First Lady’ titled ‘The Believer’.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I write Christian fiction and it’s vitally important to me that Jesus Christ is fully represented and honored through my work. Although, I don’t use foul or disrespectful language, I don’t like to sugarcoat my character’s experiences just because my work is considered Christian fiction. It may differ from other works in that I ensure that my characters are fully representing true feelings, emotions, and situations (although they aren’t always pretty) that Christians experience. Sometimes, these experiences are very ugly but we’re not exempt from having them because of our faith.
3. Why do I write what I do?
I write what I do because my faith is important to me and I want readers to see God in my work surrounded with relatable situations, drama, entertainment, emotions, life problems and the power of faith to overcome it all.
4. How does my writing process work?
I write everyday but writing can be tricky because I can write a chapter then realize that it’s all wrong and delete the entire chapter because it just doesn’t feel right. It may seem like a waste but the work has to feel right to the author. Then again, I can be doing any number of things and the right way the chapter should be written will come to me and it can be in the middle of dinner or in the middle of the night and I’ll know I have it and have to write it immediately. My satisfaction in my writing process has to feel right; just because it’s written well doesn’t mean that it’ll work. I have to feel it.
The following two authors are ladies that I am proud to introduce to blog for the week of July 28th. They are Charlene Cobbs and Joy Simone.
Charlene Cobbs was born in New Jersey and raised in South Carolina. Charlene started writing poetry at the age 8 and after the principal at Book Binder Elementary read one of her poems, he convinced her to let the librarian bind them in a book and place the book in the library to share with everyone. This was the start of Charlene's writing career. Charlene is an author of three published books: ‘ Talking from Experience’ (poetry), ‘Be Prepared for Anything’ (romance) and ‘Strength Comes from Within’ (motivational). In addition to writing, Charlene enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and spending time with family. Her books can be found anywhere online, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CreateSpace. You can learn more about Charlene at http://talkingfromexperience.tripod.com/index.html.
Joy Simone is an author and English Lit. and Creative Writing Professor. She earned her B.A. in Journalism from Howard University and an MPW from the University of Southern California. She blogs about relationships, dating, the Black family, career advice and more. In response to the book Marriage is for White People, Joy wrote The Wedding Plan: A Collection of Short Stories with a desire to highlight the diversity within the African American community and the challenges faced by African American women in relationships, marriage, career and life. The stories also feature male characters who are diverse and offer unique perspectives. You can learn more about Joy at: