Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Flip Side

For anyone who read some of my posts this week, you can see the struggle some of the days brought. But as always, there's a flip side.

So I recieved a rejection this week from a query. A rejection I prayed wouldn't come. Don't we always? We think THIS IS THE ONE!! And when it isn't, we tell ourselves a zillion lies and try to move on. This particular rejection was one of the nicest ones I've had. Yes, still hurt but I am sure the editor hated doing her job. I thank her for taking some extra time to soften the blow.

I heard some great news this morning. People have written in to some of the major news channels asking then to report some good news instead of all this gloom and doom. My husband and I had thought about writing in too but never did. So thank you to those people who took positive action because starting next week, the channel is going to change their style.

I worry about my blog writing in that same way. Do I get too down and spell it out too much? Do I talk about the negative in my life and not enough about what God is doing to get me through? I hope I offer a good balance because some times, my days rise before me like a cliff and other days, I charge forward without a thought.

The flip side is this: no matter what is getting me down, I know I will get through. I have God on my side and Who else do I need?

Hope your weekend is awesome and we all have a fantastic week ahead of us!


Linda said...

Sharing our struggles is a gift to those around us, because it gives them an opportunity to know us better and to be a blessing in the midst of a storm. One thing that I have learned in my life is that living in a place where you keep it all inside is a lonely place to be. Anyone who has read your blog for any length of time will understand that your faith will be your sustenance, Terri. By sharing your life, you allow us to get to know you better, and to glorify God as we witness your faith standing strong.

Janna Qualman said...

It's so great we can often rise above the worry and challenge, and see the better sides again. I love that renewal!

You have an awesome weekend, too, Terri. May He continue to bless you.

Yolanda said...

And allowing God to have that "flip-side", oh what a beautiful healing from with-in to with-out.

Love to you!

Sassy Granny ... said...

It's the way of life, isn't it? Highs and lows; challenges and successes.

Sorry to hear about your rejection notice. Just don't forget Walt Disney! From ashes often sprouts the most glorious things!

I'm with Linda. The sharing of your life is an authenticity we all need.


Pat said...

And besides, what are bloggie friends for but to read the good, the bad, the ugly, and then the good again?

And I'm glad you're my bloggie friend. ;) You've read lots of my 'bads and uglies in those 'good old FW days.' ; )

Love, Pat

Carmen Gamble said...

I haven't read your blog for long, but what I have read, has been inspirational! Don't worry, you're representing Him well! Keep on keeping on!

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog! Hope you are having a great weekend! ♥ Hugs!

Lighthouse Prayer Line said...

Amen, Terri!

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You and your ministry are in my prayers!

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Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

To me, you NEVER sound negative. You share real ups and downs, but you are always upbeat, even when sharing the downs. If you never shared those, I think we would all feel intimidated!

YES, you can do the hair dare with w/o bangs!!! Please send me your pics! :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

I like that you post on both aspects of our humanity -- the down times and the days the sun/Son shines for us. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

I agree with Linda. Your tenacity in the face of circumstances is inspiring.

Susan :)

Ginger said...

The flipside says it all! You're sharing from your heart and touching others. Keep the faith!

AnooCre8ion said...

I like it that you are being real to us and not a phony. It's a genuine part of the christian life, the valleys.

If you weren't able to experience low times and come out, how would you be able to share with us that Jesus is the lifter of our heads?

Just remember Him in everything you do. You are a great source of encouragement.