#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for August, 2006

Showing Up

Some days, and this is one of them, I’d like to crawl back into bed and sleep, sleep, sleep…

I can’t, of course, because I have a deadline.

I always have a deadline.

What’s a cowgirl to do? Get up, pull on her clothes, give those boot straps a good hard tug, saddle up and RIDE.

I don’t always feel like writing, as much as I love it.

Some days, it’s all I can do to show up.

Fortunately, that’s all the Boss asks of me. I get on that horse.

And then it carries me.

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For or Against?

This might be a good time to point out that, instead of being against cruelty in any form, I am for kindness, compassion, mercy and grace. Look at physics, the earth-science type, I mean–when we resist or oppose something, it will push back. Our pushing only makes it stronger. But when we are FOR goodness and mercy, when we stand firmly in our position and speak up for the things we believe in, we align ourselves with All That Is Good.

Wounds heal from the inside.

God heals by being Present in any situation, and He transforms by that Presence.

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Though the term “stick ’em up” is widely used in Western films, it wasn’t actually coined until the 1930’s.