Blank!

Early morning sermon writing .... the page is blank! This one is for the broadcast service and needs to be submitted ahead of time ... the programme goes out "live" on 31st October! Let the planning and writing begin!
Great still life, love the arrangement
posted October 20th, 2010  
Great shot Elizabeth. Love your cup! I'm sure your sermon will come to you soon!
posted October 20th, 2010  
I have strong memories of my dad writing sundays sermon on saturday afternoon of course he always seemed to be writing as he's a university lecturer too. This is a lovely restful composition Elizabeth I never saw candles on dads desk (LOL) but he always had a cuppa :)
posted October 20th, 2010  
Like Tanya I have memories also but of my grandpa writing sermons up in his attic study. Always papers everywhere, and long after he retired he continued to write everyday almost up to his death at 97!! A peaceful still life Elizabeth, thanks for stirring the memories. Ps I still have many of his writings.
posted October 20th, 2010  
How about 'sense of community'......ie how we have grown here into a vitual one with every possible angle of life represented here. :-)
posted October 20th, 2010  
Very nice and inspirational set-up you have to compose you sermons.
posted October 20th, 2010  
I love your optimism Elizabeth - three sharpened pencils!! I'm sure inspiration will come.
posted October 20th, 2010  
So, did you decide what the sermon will be on? :)
posted October 20th, 2010  
The coffee or tea will help with the inspiration.
posted October 20th, 2010  
Lovely setting Elizabeth!
Still that doesn't always get the mind going does it ?- one has to be in the mood :)
posted October 20th, 2010  
Lovely setting.

I've seen my husband's desk when he sits down to write his sermon and it's not nearly that lovely!
posted October 20th, 2010  
Well you are not burning the candles at both ends yet. Great picture.
Will pray for inspiration.
posted October 20th, 2010  
Lovely composition and I think there is something special about lit candles that relax and inspire...and of course you always have to have a "cuppa" for the caffeine jolt to keep you awake!
posted October 20th, 2010  
I can still hear the clickety-clack of my father's old manual typewriter as he typed out his sermons - he called them messages - on 1/2 sheets of paper. Sometimes there was a long lull between the clickety-clacks! I'm sure your sermon came quickly once the first words were penciled! Beautiful composition!
posted October 20th, 2010  
If you are suffering from "writers block" ask us. I am sure we can come up with something as a community...(Although I am not sure you want it broadcast at the end:-))
posted October 20th, 2010  
What a glimpse into another life! Such a creative part of your life, too. I like the serenity of your writing set up.
posted October 20th, 2010  
Great photo and lovely composition. With this set up and organization, you wii get inspiration.
posted October 20th, 2010  
Love those candles - happy memories!
posted October 20th, 2010  
A beautiful setting....just relax and the muse will flow.
posted October 20th, 2010  
Thank you all for your comments.... the passage for 31st is from Luke 19 - the Zacchaeus story. @bruni @keneva @seattle @karenball @mirmax @mama @cirasj @hwy61 @loey5150 @annc @cmt2812 @wndswptlady @palusami @cvcraven Interesting that so many have sermon-writing memories!
posted October 20th, 2010  
Hmmm....you need some inspiration. Try to do a mind map to get your thoughts on paper in a different way. Oh, sorry, that's what I taught my students to do today to get their ideas to flow....before we start writing on Friday. I hope you get over your writer's block. The picture inspires me....
posted October 21st, 2010  
So do you get writer's block when a blank page stares up at you? I'm guessing divine inspiration is part of the sermon-writing process.
posted October 21st, 2010  
@mrssmith I almost always use the mind map technique - find it easier to see everything in front of me. Found it useful in teaching students how to plan their work too.
posted October 21st, 2010  
@allie912 Hi - no..... "Blank" is an exciting word .... clean, fresh, ready for ideas .... and yes, divine inspiration is also part of the process. The page was very quickly filled and the work is in progress!
posted October 21st, 2010  
I like the simplicity of this picture. You have a great eye for pictures.
posted October 21st, 2010  
I love this shot of your desk - it looks such a lovely peaceful place to work - there's nothing better than a blank page and a sharp pencil!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
I love this image of calm and a place to reflect and let the words fill the blank page! I can only imagine how many time you've done this! Beautiful picture, Elizabeth! As you might imagine, I haven't had a lot of time recently to join this community, but I'm slowly making my way through to say thank you for leaving your sweet note of congratulations for our first grandbaby! We've been amazed by the outpouring from the community and more than a little appreciative! Thanks!!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.