Monday, October 11, 2010

This and That

Another congrats to Eva for winning the Shoe Contest! Yeah, Eva!

For all who aren't aware, Christy is running a goal contest on her blog for the month of October. I don't think it's too late to join. Go on over to Christy's Blog and join in. She gives inspiring messages, also. And yes, we report our progress or lack of, but we encourage one another, so come on and join us.

Here are the words from a song I really like:

And I'm trying to make you sing,
from inside where you believe,
Like it's something that you need
Like it means everything.
And I'm trying to make you feel,
That this is for real,
That life is happening,
That it means everything,
I'm just trying to make you sing.

(Trying To Make You Sing-David Crowder)

This is the song I'm using on the current book I'm writing. My heroine is a singer, but to me the song applies to life in general. We have to feel, we have to know life is happening--the life we have in Jesus. The life we have because of him.
That life means everything!!

So I know a lot of people use scripture or quotes to inspire them while writing. What about you? Any special song, scripture or quote you'd like to share with us?
You never know, you just may be an inspiration to someone else.

Lindi Peterson
Happy Endings Are Just The Beginning!


  1. Lindi, thanks for sharing. i'm so terrible with lyrics that I'll have to think on it. I usually focus so much on what I feel from the music itself that I often miss the words. :)

  2. I don't think I could narrow it down to any one thing.

    When I am in the creative side of writing, I turn to everything - books, movies, music, news, you name it, I'll find something inspirational in it. I think I store creativity, like a bear eats before hibernating for the winter. Because then I stop everything and focus all that inspiration into writing. It's not until I am in the editing stage that I go back to filling up my inspirational reserves.

  3. Eva Maria, we definitely have to fill up that well. I do that in lots of ways, too.

  4. Missy,
    That's why praise music is so repetitive. If there are only a few words sung over and over you can get into the music and know the words.

  5. Hi Eva,
    I know what you mean about everything being an inspiration. It works that way sometimes! I like what you said about storing up creativity like a bear in the winter. That's a really cool analogy.

  6. Inspiration? Motivation? I think for me it depends on what is going on around me. My God knows me, and He always sends what I need at the right time. Sometimes it's a song, sometimes the words of a friend, sometimes a scripture. But, whatever He sends it always is exactly what I need.

  7. Lindi, Thanks for the shout out about my blog. It's my Inspiring You challenge. I'd love to have more come over and bring whatever they are working on to share so we can keep each other accountable.

    Songs inspire me most. I love the hymn... "On the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand... all other ground is sinking sand..."

    Of course I can't think of the exact title of the Hymn, but its one of my favorites and has inspired the current story I'm working on. I've considered using Sinking Sand as my title.

  8. Dianna,
    You're right about God sending what we need when we need it. If we are looking and listening we won't miss him.
    And God is VERY inspiring!

  9. Christy,

    How appropriate is your challenge name, Inspiring You. That's a great lift in itself.

  10. Enjoyed the blog you wrote, LIndi, and the comments it generated. Made me want to write an article on inspiration. Of course it comes from God but takes so many different forms. I keep quotes around me at my desk: "Measure wealth not by things you have, but by things you have for which you would not take money." Anonymous Also, "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being." (Goethe is a favorite source for secular quotations.)