I tend to be apathetic about things I know I have no control over or which don’t have a significant impact on me or on my loved ones. I have a more passive analytical temperament as opposed to an “take control” temperament. Maybe that has a lot to do with my apathetic approach to life.
It’s wonderful that you want to dig into God’s Word and tackle challenging questions. Have you considered studying apologetics? If you’re interested, there are a lot of good sites. Check out “The Poached Egg”. The first book I read on this topic got me hooked on it. It was “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist”. Bishop Robert Barron said in one of his videos: “If your religion doesn’t allow questions, you’re in the wrong religion.” This could apply to a specific church or denomination as well.
I have more than one blog and with the new higher entry limits at my level I will just keep slogging away. These days, none of my blogs have a following though...
Apathy? My cure is 'traveling'. Hard to be depressed or apathetic for long when there's a train or bus to catch or friends new and old to meet. Yesterday was busy; today was busy; tomorrow will be busy.
It may be that the routines and grey winter skies are just making you a bit numb.
Sarah: Considering the almost addictive nature of social media and it’s fleeting nature (and the desire to post pictures and memes over lengthy discussion), and ebooks over paper, I sometimes feel the same way.
Still, even if our words themselves don’t make it past one generation, those who do read them may take the lessons and the wisdom with them, and share them with future generations. One can hope anyway.
I’m glad you renewed your membership, and I hope this year improves. I’ve seen glimpses of what’s going on in Zimbabwe (US media isn’t concerned enough to cover it, unfortunately), and I’m praying for you and your country.
Advice I needed to hear... this year has been appalling for me, and I managed to renew my membership today and am catching up with old friends' words of wisdom.
I think we all have a story or more in us - and I sometimes think that our generation and those after us may have no record in the future because there just seems less interest from so many people now in reading and writing. I hope I am wrong...
Yes, it's the journey that matters. I've now written over 80 flash fictions. Do I ever win the contest here at WdC? Occasionally. But when I'm at 100 I can look for readers who can sort them for me. A local group has already given feedback on some. A booklet? Easy. A book? I wish! But... it's the process of writing that's important, not only the product. I hope I'm learning on the way.
I think we all have slack times with writing and should't feel guilty if we indulge ourselves a little.
Germs of stories in the head I know about and find they can be very annoying. Sounds like yours could be very interesting. Good to know others just dive in and wing it too. Good luck with your progress, but no guilt if you need to chill with other things.
I understand how you feel on the writing front. I have approached projects from many different angles, but still don't feel I get it right. We have to just keep plugging and have faith one day we'll get somewhere.
Oh St Louis. Where I was born and visited four times. Love it and am so proud to have plucked up the courage to go to the top of the arch. An experience I'll never forget. Have a wonderful time.
Congrats on the anniversary and raising Thomas so well, but fifty is just a chicken by my standards.
I just love writer's conferences, we have one going on this week in our town, but sadly I have life issues and my time is taken up for now. I hope you find it informative and productive for your future writing activities. There is always something to add to the knowledge we hold.
PS, Hope the headache goes and you sleep well.