So, what do I mean by a broken writing routine? Just that it isn’t fixed yet, that’s all. Settled might be a better word for it, though. I haven’t settled into a writing routine that sticks.

Have you ever thought you had to fix something but couldn’t figure out how? Maybe that’s because we’re not supposed to fix it. It’s just supposed to be that way for now.

Life doesn’t seem to allow a steady writing routine for me right now. I haven’t written more than a quick Instagram post lately, but that will have to do. Last week my weekly email wasn’t sent because there wasn’t any new content, but that will have to be okay. I may never be settled into a writing routine but I’ll keep working at it, and that will have to be okay too.

God brings us to places of rest, reflection, and resurrection, all in His perfect timing.

Today I’m resting in this unsettled routine of writing when I can, what I can, for a long as I can. I’m reflecting on why I write and who I write for. And I hoping for the day of resurrection to a new beginning.

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. –Romans 5:2-5 (ESV)

In the meantime, I’ll stand in the hope of Jesus and His resurrection because, in Him, I am no longer broken.


Today I’m participating in the Five Minute Friday Linkup. We write for five minutes flat to a one-word writing prompt. This week the prompt is BROKEN.

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