Monthly Archives: March 2008


I was challenged today to write an unusual type of poem: a list. The challenge was to take any type of list–“to do,” places you’d like to visit, ranking of the “Police Academy” movies–whatever you’d like, and craft it into a poem. Trying something different was fun. Here’s my stab at it:

Grocery List





Kabob ingredients

Stretching arm for the lady who cannot reach the top shelf


Speed for my racecar cart (must beat my best time)


Sugar snap peas (almost finished)

Patience for the checkout line

Smiles for the sunny toddler, the checkout line ambassador (who made it my best time)

Care to play? Post yours in the comments.


You were supposed to read this newest post and find a fun, interactive, new blog game I was going to have ready for you. That was my plan, at least. It’s coming but will have to wait.

There’s something else on my mind today. No, it’s not as serious as it sounds! I just need to get it in writing.

And that’s what it’s about: writing.

I started this blog last August for fun and for a way to experiment. I didn’t realize then how much it would rekindle a passion that’s been re-growing for the last couple of years.

I’ve mentioned before that’s it’s been a long time since I’ve done much creative writing to speak of. It was always a private hobby, just for my enjoyment. Most of you who’ve read this blog for a while have been very encouraging of my small attempts at restarting this habit. I’ve written more than I’ve shared online– still keeping most of it private–but lately I’ve been writing almost every day.

God has been speaking to me about this the last few months. He has told me that He wants me to practice, learn, and work on writing a lot more. …And to take more risks. Why? I’m not really sure. I’m working little by little on short stories and poetry, along with articles/devotionals for submission to small Christian publications–maybe He wants to use me somehow in that way. Maybe He wants my blog readers to have better quality reading material when they visit! =) Maybe He simply wants to change me as I write, growing closer to Him as I take an extended vacation from my comfort zone. Whatever the reason, I’ll be obedient.

So why is she sharing this with us? you might wonder. Well, mostly to make myself accountable. It certainly feels more real as I type this! I need to put myself out there more, getting myself good and uncomfortable. And I must admit…it’s pretty exciting, scary, and peaceful, all at the same time.

If a part of this whole thing is inflicting more writing on you all– on this blog and some of you personally– and it’s not great (I know writing is about trial and error), just remember: it was you who encouraged me! =)