But I’m not supposed to *enjoy* homework, they say…

Alright, I finished my third devotional piece, part of this week’s homework, and I loved doing it!  Yes, I suppose it is “work,” but working my mind, heart, and soul is something I can and should do.  There are a few problems with this, though (if you could call them “problems”):

-A  visiting friend said last evening, “You ENJOY homework?  What a nerd.”  I let him know that I was guilty as charged, and this has been a label for a number of decades.  But the thing is, this didn’t feel like HOMEWORK.  In college, this wasn’t often the feeling.  I loved teaching, but this is actually both similar and different.

-I was happiest with my third entry, though I really liked all three.  The third will be the only one that will likely tempt my own tears, but it’s not very long, so I should manage.  (I’ll read them in class, where we also critique them as a group before turning them in.)

-Writing does make my mind work, and when I can’t get to sleep at night or I’m just awakening (before the alarm rings), words go through my head.  Two of my three pieces have been reprinted a number of times because of something I saw in my mind that I should change.

-One of the things that went through my head was a very rough outline of a book.  Arrgh!!  I’m not ready for that!  I always appreciated writing and thought it would be neat to be a “writer,” but I really never thought this would be me.  I really didn’t have that aspiration – most writers have journals and such, and I just don’t write that much by hand, so I could never got into this habit longterm.  (I know, a “blog” is a “web log,” which is, in effect, a journal.  Yeah, yeah.)

This isn’t nearly all that was racing around, and I do actually have other parts of homework that need finished this weekend, so I’ll stop spouting here.  And just in case any enquiring minds want to know, the three entries I wrote are the ones I first called, “The bamboo flute,” “Wild Hemlock and Queen Anne’s Lace,” and “Just call me ‘Grace.’”  The real titles I gave them are, “God’s instrument,” “The real thing,” and “A life of grace.”  This might change before Tuesday, but that’s why we have extra paper and ink, right?


  1. Serena said,

    September 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    A BOOK?! I’ll be happy to edit it for you WHEN the time comes… not if. 🙂

    • Angie said,

      September 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

      Thanks, Serena! The one in my head is a devotional… I’ll let you know if it happens, and if I can use your editing prowess. 🙂

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