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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Guest Blogger...Cara Putman


Last week we talked about author photos over at ACFW. What do people think when they see them? What do they say? Do you ever see the author as the heroine or hero after seeing their photo, etc.?

Then as I cleaned my desk -- a task that desperately needed doing -- I ran across a recent letter from a friend that I've recently reconnected with, Sandy Dengler.

In addition to a very kind review of her thoughts on Canteen Dreams and it's strengths, she made a comment about my photo on my business card.

That photo is me sitting on the railroad tracks. The sun is shining brightly against the snow that blankets either side of the tracks. I will NEVER forget how cold I was during that shoot. Fortunately, you can't see in the photo how bluish/purple my hands were!

But Sandy said something interesting: "The subject is at one point on a long journey to unknown horizons, to infinity, straight and true."

Wow, that really ministers to me.

When I read it the first time several weeks ago, I still thought one contract was more likely than not. Now it isn't. And I'm floundering a bit.
Asking, no begging, God to show me where He wants me right now. And it's hard because I don't know what I'm supposed to do.

But what a wonderful reminder from Sandy, that God controls my journey into unknown horizons. And in His hands, from His perspective, it looks straight and true. While from my perspective it can look derailed or side-tracked.

Wow.

Now to hone the ability to hear what He wants me to do in these moments of rest and unknown.

Cara
http://www.caraputman.com/

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2 comments:

tiggerdaisy said...

God's perspective is always SO MUCH better than ours! He sees the whole picture while we only see bits and pieces. If only I would remember that every time I get "worried" in life...

Rebecca
tiggerdaisy@gmail.com

Kennisha Hill said...

This blog does something very special to me. It's actually confirmation of what I was just praying about a few minutes ago- at 2:20am. Even though I don't know what's going on half the time it seems, God does. This blog is very encouraging! Thanks so much for posting this.

Sincerely,
Kennisha