Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Rambles are Back!


I had to talk in church yesterday. The young women were reporting on girl's camp and since I have the honor of being one of their leaders and had to choose who was going to speak, I thought it only fair that I speak right along with them. Usually when I'm giving talks or teaching in any form I give myself notes and then improv what I want to say, but my brain was so fuzzy yesterday I ended up writing my whole talk out and then reading it almost verbatim. I didn't have the privilege of going to girl's camp with the girls this year as I've been gone so much this summer already, I felt my kids needed me to be home with them, so I didn't have anything to talk about there, so instead I talked about the thing I always feel the most when I AM at camp.

Love.

Love of others. Love of self. Loving our Heavenly Father. And knowing our Heavenly Father loves us. Those are the things I've wanted to leave with the girls as I serve them. A knowledge of who they are and their divine potential. There were a couple of interesting things that came to me through all of this. I discovered that I needed to be reminded of my divine potential and to love myself and show my love of heavenly father by serving him. I was also reminded that part of serving him, for me, is writing, and that he is the author in all I do and I but the pen in his hand.

It took away a big chunk of the fear I've had that I can't write another book like The Sapphire Flute and I'm ready to get to work. I'm finally ready to write again.

Quote of the day: "The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

4 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

You're going to crank out another brilliant one, Karen. I'm not at all worried about that.

Remember that "love" extends to you too. Love you and be proud of who you are.

Love,

Laura

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

Amen =0)
Love you!

Nichole Giles said...

Okay, so fear is a terrible thing. And granted, love does help a whole lot. But I have to say, girlfriend, that I've read your work--more than just the Sapphire Flute--and you're crazy to think you can't do it again.

Everything you write is gold. How is it that I know that and you don't? I'll tell you what. You write your sequel, and I'll write mine and we'll swap again. You can believe in me, and I'll believe in you, and we'll combine our confidence in each other.

Get to work, some of your fans are waiting...

Lots and lots of love coming your way.

Nichole

Tricia said...

Wow, what great friends you have! The above comments are so awesome, just proves you're the awesome friend I know you are. The 13th is still open, right??