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