In which I discuss being a Child of God, a Christ follower who fights depression,

who writes Spec Fic, makes photographic images, and is studying art and illustration,

who is a STEAM lover, math and computer tutor, and a 2A supporter.

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Study. Practice. Learn. Draw. Write. Live.

Gathering and uniting the Forces of STEAM with the Warriors of Spe C'f Iic.
Bringing understanding. Lighting the darkness. Defending mankind from ancient evil.

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My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me,
and horror hath overwhelmed me.
I will call upon God;
and the Lord shall save me.
Evening, and morning, and at noon,
will I pray, and cry aloud:
and he shall hear my voice.

Sometimes, way too often, I fail God, but He picks me up, cleans me off, and helps me to continue on the journey of living life and writing for Him.
My childhood home was Alaska, where I had a fair share of adventures, and misadventures, including surviving the largest recorded earthquake to hit the North American continent.
I attended college in Oregon, and currently reside in the Seattle area. Many of my Works in Progress take place in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
In 2nd grade I became an avid reader, and in 7th grade I began the struggle with myself, and God, of whether or not I wanted to accept the title "Writer."
Since JAN 2016 I've been taking Prozac and I use this blog as a way for me to get myself to work on self-assigned writing projects, a way to encourage myself to get on with the adventure of being a Spec Fic writer.
My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the King; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. - Psalm 45:1 King James Version

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands. -Psalm 90:17

And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
To devise cunning works, … to work in all manner of workmanship.
… and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom,
that they may make all that I have commanded ... - Ex 31:3 King James Version

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. - Psalm 19:1 King James Version

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. - Psalm 33:6 King James Version

Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. - Psalm 90:1-2

Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. - Nehemiah 9:6 King James Version

For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name. - Amos 4:13 King James Version

01 July 2016

Blogging, NCWA, and My Friend Prozac

No sooner had I posted one blog article than I started the next one.  Or  Next Several.  I am writing a few extra articles to stay ahead of my planned schedule of posting once a month.

It will be easier to meet this self-imposed deadline without Facebook eating up my time, especially my writing time, since I unplugged it in January.  For the most part.  Except my writing groups.  More about that later.  Also, I found myself writing about unnecessary details in Depression, Writers' Group Conferences and Board Positions, and Blogging Again, so it got too long, and took too long to post.

In order to shorten the article and get it posted without more delay, I cut much of what I originally had to say and saved those notes in OneNote for future blog posts in which I could cover individual topics in more detail.  I also now use OneNote to collect thoughts I would have otherwise put on Facebook, which I can then expand  into fully developed blog articles.

When I first started getting treated for depression the doc put me on a higher dose  of Prozac for 6 weeks, but with the side-affects I asked her to lower the dosage.  After I got on the lower dosage the side-affects weren't so bad, and I was doing nicely and feeling better.  I know it won't be an instantaneous change, but more long and gradual.  Sometimes I still have bad days.  Sometimes I still have really bad days.

About 2 months on the Prozac, about 2 weeks on the lower dose, I wanted to help at the conference.  But when I  saw that we had moved the location, I decided I needed more time to think about whether or not I wanted to drive that far to volunteer.  Sometimes I still have bad days.
That was about the time Mindy called and asked me if I would be willing to come and try to help with doing the tech stuff at the conference.  And to return to the board as the Tech Coordinator.  And so I ended up agreeing to help at the conference, and to  return to the board.

Agreeing to help, and being able to help can be two different things.  I was extremely stressed getting to the conference, and several times on the way there I almost called Mindy and told her I wasn't going to be able to make it.   Sometimes I still  have really bad days.  Hence my initial reluctance about volunteering when I saw the venue had moved.  But we made it through without me walking out as I had done at our monthly meeting in October 2014.  Sometimes I have really, really bad days.

Blogging isn't just about sitting down and doing the writing.  There's also that little problem of developing a reader base, presenting a blog that people will want to read.  So 3 days after starting this post I started updating the look of the blog, besides working on several additional articles for future posts.

Well, I guess that's it for now dear reader.  I just hope I can keep up my planned monthly posting schedule, as this guy keeps staring out from my monitor, 

threatening me with 

if I don't write.

It's an effective incentive.  So please excuse me for now.  I have notes to turn into blog articles.  And I have Spec Fic to write.