Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Divine Dance by Lisa Buffaloe

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers (from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fredginger.jpg)As a writer, I've had blissful moments when the words flow free. No blocks. No disapproving self-editor who yells, “Stop. Rework it–it’s not good enough.” Nothing but blissful creativity. Those moments are rare. 

A writer’s life is hard work. There always seems to be a better way to structure a sentence. Or maybe an idea requires deeper development. Or a desperate search for a metaphor, analogy, or simile to brighten the page. Perhaps a snippet of dialogue to draw in the reader. Something always nags to do better.

But occasionally there is that experience when all is right, and the words fit perfectly together. The story-line flows and waltzes beautifully across the page—a genuine Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers moment.

As a person with two left feet, and a writer who normally struggles with each word, those moments are a beautiful blessing. However when I come in God’s presence, I clasp my hands in His. To keep from tripping, I plant my feet on His, allowing Him to lead. Moving in tune with God, He leads me in a divine dance. In His loving grace, I glide along. The words will come. For now, I am going to enjoy the dance.

Regardless of your occupation or your calling, God waits with open arms to lead you in your divine dance.

Heavenly Father I’m placing my hands in Yours, please lead me in Your divine dance.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Pick-up Lines

Pick-Up Lines
by Lisa Buffaloe

First lines matter—just ask the nervous guy trying to get the attention of a cute girl. I uncovered these two “pick-up” lines:

“You’re so sweet, you’re going to put Hershey’s out of business.”

“Do you know why the sky is so gray? All the blue is in your eyes.”


As a writer, I try to pay attention to the beginning of each story. I want the first paragraph of a novel to entice the reader to keep reading.

As a Christian I want what I write and how I speak to be pick up lines. Lines that pick up weary souls. Words that pick up hurting hearts. Sentences that pick up those who are worried and fearful, picked up with the truth of God’s protection and provision.

Let’s all strive to be pick-up artists. Ready to pick one another up with God’s wonderful words.

Heavenly Father, help me to be a person who picks up others by making sure the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart are always pleasing to You.

"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." ~ (Psalm 19:14 NLT)
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