God knows …

“God, order a peaceful and whole life for us because everything we’ve done, you’ve done for us.” Isaiah 26:12

We pray for something specific things and wait for results. Sometimes, our prayers are answered in a way to protect us from ourselves. Other times we are simply blessed.

Shortly before retiring, I took a four week writer’s class in Sun City. I did it more out of curiosity than with the goal of becoming a published author. One day during a session, I read a story I had written about my marriage therapy and recovery. Someone in the class suggested I try to get the story published.

I put the idea in the back of my mind until one day I picked up a Guidepost magazine at the office and a thumbed through it. Staring at me was the invitation to submit an article to the Guidepost Writer’s Workshop.” Maybe this would be a good place to submit the story, I thought and emailed it to the magazine editor.I had no idea I had entered a contest. A few months later, I learned my story had been selected, along with eleven other winners, and I would go to Rye, New York, and spend a week working with authors and editors, and my story would be published.

After this event, everything I became comfortable in the writer’s world. Now in retirement, I have found peace and satisfaction in writing daily meditation moments. God knew just what I needed.

God, you are good all the time! Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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