I have to admit, Mags and I had the most relaxing vacation ever this past week. Three days at the lake followed by a day of shopping with my Mom. Then a weekend of wearing our jammies and watching movies, reading, and writing. Life is good.
With sunlight blazing through the windows and our dogs sleeping in the comfort of this February novelty, we enjoy our afternoon. NCIS marathon on the television, husband and daughter both napping and me…what to do first?
While my loving family rest and heals, my mind revels with my list of things to do. Instead of focusing and working on one thing at a time I choose to randomize my tasks, and the piles around me.
To the left: notes for my upcoming speaking engagement, my “lists” (yes I always have a list or two going), One Thousand Gifts by Ann VosKamp, a headset so I can listen to music when Ed wakes up and turns on sports (LOL), mechanical pencils, highlighters, and of course…sticky notes
My side table: my small Bible, A Life That Matters book and study guide, hand lotion, clear nail polish, a journal, more sticky notes, pencils, & pens, worship CD, CD of Scripture, and a cold drink
To the right: my study Bible, my notebook filled with handwritten Scriptures to share when I write and speak, Where to Find it in the Bible resource guide, Where’s Heidi? The Search Begins manuscript, scraps of paper with notes and Scriptures God gave me at random times, and the television airing NCIS
Even as a child I struggled to focus on one thing for an extended length of time. I enjoy and thrive on having multiple projects going at the same time.
A little insight into my way of thinking:
Once I have my organized piles surrounding me and my laptop turned on with enough documents and Internet sites open to make my mother’s head spin…I begin. I started with my blog but then thought of a something to strengthen my message on March 11th so I switch over.
As soon as the new idea is written down and the colors and formatting start to transition my curled lip into a smile I remember a verse pastor shared this morning. Another document closed while I reach for my sticky notes and mechanical pencil. Done. Check. Back to my blog but then I realize a better transition from one slide to the next, so back to the presentation. Done.
Reread the manuscript, it has rested on my shelf and computer since August. As I start to delve back into it, I pray for the publishers and editors reviewing “Where’s Heidi?” for consideration with their publishing house. This is my story yet God’s book. My prayer is for lives to be changed, healed, and to see there is hope in spite of the tragedy we each face in life.
Now I’ve drifted off into thoughts about “waiting”. A concept I struggle with and find myself searching my Bible often for new verses, and rereading previous verses to encourage my heart as I wait. I wait to hear from the editor. I wait to hear from publishers. I wait to hear the words, “Heidi has been found” or “It’s time.” I wait…but I wait.
In God’s time…Heidi will be found.
In God’s time…His book, “Where’s Heidi?” will be published.
“Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait and hope for and expect the Lord.” Psalm 27:14
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323