Writer Brains Change The World


One may think about us writer-types as wordsmith’s who sit down, hack away at a few ideas, re-arrange words on a page and cheerfully hit “send” as we go merrily along on our way, assuming all of our other responsibilities with true diligence because our call of duty is done.

Truth is, I used to think it was that easy-until I started taking it seriously.

My writer brain frequently gets interrupted throughout the day with what I think are fabulously creative, unique, thought provoking, and insightful words.

Sometimes I just stop and stare…rearrange words in my head while noise happens all around me.

My children pull on my apron strings (as if I’ve ever worn an apron) reminding me that the stew is boiling over, or the dog has the neighbor’s chicken in it’s mouth, or they don’t have one stitch of clothes to wear.

My writer brain wanders to imaginary places frequently throughout the day.  Figuring, calculating, agonizing about how to say what is circling in my head in a way that is not only compelling, but illuminating, causing others to want to zip out and save the world.

Truth is, I zip in and out of that state a zillion times a day.  Trying to keep all that balanced with what needs to happen around here can be challenging, but I am so thankful for a time in my life where I have the time to sort through some of the thoughts and words all jumbled in my writer brain.

If you are compelled to write…do it!  Find time somehow, somewhere.  It is such a powerful tool.  Pick up a pen and change the world!

But if I say, “I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.

Jeremiah 20:9 NIV

Kindergarten Logic

I have a very good friend who tests Kindergartners as they are entering school for the first time.  Her job is to ask them some very important questions,  and each year she records their very logical answers strictly for education purposes.  Enjoy!


1. What does a fireman do?  wash fire, feed pigs

2.  From what animal do we get eggs?  cow, raccoons, skunks, pigs

3. How many legs does an elephant have?  “2 in front, 5 in back, just like us.”, “almost 13”

4.  What is ice when it melts?  “if it’s a big ice, a viking comes out”, soup, ice cream, an ice person

5.  What makes daytime warmer than nighttime?  the weather, blankets, toad

6.  What do fish have that help them swim?  wings, fithers

7.  What vegetable is used to make french fries?  oreos, hamburgers, soup, fish, root beer, carrots, heat, yellow things, french fry package

8.  What season of the year usually has the coldest weather?  dolphins

9.  What month comes after June?  3rd grade

10.  What is a doctor?  smart

11. What is a season?  when you die, where elephants eat, on your noodles, makes you sneeze

Fun With The Phone

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I am the proud new owner of an iPhone 4.  I know you would never judge me at wasting my money on such a lavish device, but someone may, so you can just tell them that I spent $0 on it since we sold my old iPhone for a bit more than the price of the new one.  One of the fun things about the iPhone 4 is the two-way camera.  You know how every iPhone photo you see includes someone’s arm stretching in front of them holding out the camera for the shot?  Well, this marvelous piece of technology has a two way camera, much to the delight of my precious Isabelle.  I left my phone on the table, only to look through my photos yesterday afternoon only to find these:

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and these:

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I think we have an aspiring photographer on the loose!