Wednesday Words of Wisdom: And the Truth Shall Make You Free

2 Oct

John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

– King James Bible “Authorized Version”, Cambridge Edition
Internal struggles are the worst. I feel like I have this tiny good angel on my left shoulder and a huge evil devil on my right shoulder. They both whisper in my ears simultaneously, non-stop, getting louder and louder, until I can’t distinguish one from the other. (To be continued. Are you intrigued?)

A couple of days ago while I was walking, I waved and said hi to a neighbor standing outside in her driveway. Instead of just waving and walking away, I trotted across the street and went over and introduced myself. Her name is Diane, and she said that she’d seen me out walking and that she walks around 7:15 most mornings. We chatted a while, and I said I’d drop off my card with my phone number next time I was passing by. Maybe I could join her for a walk sometime.

Well, I didn’t have Zumba today, but I didn’t get out for my walk until 7:45. I walked my usual route by the path of rose bushes and around the pond with the quacking ducks, and past the horses across the road having their breakfast. Of course, while I’m walking, I have the good angel/bad devil dialogue going on in my head.

Yesterday, when I wrote about Tuesday tips for finding beauty in humble places, it started out…Tell it Like it is Tuesday…(Bad devil.) until I found the pamphlet with Jesus bearing his cross. Today, after walking about half an hour, I found a beautiful large black lucky feather on my path. I had been struggling with the tormenting need to expose the lying, cheating and betrayal that has plagued my heart for the past year and a half. The bad devil on my shoulder is angry and wants revenge.. The sweet angel on the other side leaves me a feather and tells me to be patient. Then, to distract my distress even more, my new friend Diane walked by and asked if I wanted to walk a while longer.

The thing is, angel or devil, bad or good, right or wrong, distraction or not, I know I won’t rest or find peace until the story is told. I’m a writer. I need to tell my story. That’s what I do. THE QUILL IS IN MY HAND!

What do you think? What would you do? You wouldn’t believe what goes on at the country club! Or would you? I see a made for TV movie.

P.S. I also found 2 construction nails, saving the world from flat tires this morning.



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