I seem to have misplaced my motivation.
I would appreciate any help in locating it.
At first I thought it was merely under the weather and in need of antibiotics.
But now I’m convinced that it has taken a leave of absence.
I like to think of myself as a performance car with at least 5 gears (sometimes I can find 6th). But right now, I can’t even locate fifth gear. Sometimes I can’t get out of third gear! That’s abysmal! Continue reading
Nothing motivates me to do unpleasant tasks that I’ve been putting off like a writing deadline that’s quickly approaching.
Suddenly I find the motivation to take out the trash, do the dishes, mow the lawn, re-texture the bathroom walls, run a marathon, even blog. Continue reading
When I began my doctoral studies at Duke University’s Divinity School, I had a plan.
All of those hours that I had blocked out for publishing would be redirected toward the twenty hours each week I’d need to pour into my degree.
My plan failed. Colossally.
Since being accepted at Duke, I’ve published 35 articles in the Lexham Bible Dictionary, ranging in length from 500 to 2,500 words. And I’m contracted to write five 4-page articles for Bible Study Magazine (circulation, 30,000), each 2,500 words in length.
The first article arrived in the mail today. It studies the first half of the book of Habakkuk. The second article, coming out in January, will complete Habakkuk. The next three will study Philippians.
Habakkuk: Trusting God in an Unstable World
But I have finally come to my senses. Last week I turned down three publishing offers.
Tomorrow I will close the books on the fourth semester of my doctoral degree. One more semester followed by a 70,000-word dissertation. Next week my second Philippians article is due. Only one more contracted article to write after that!
Something about light and the end of a tunnel.
A copy of TIME Magazine arrived in my mailbox this week, but it wasn’t new. In fact, it’s pretty old.
The date at the top reads September 8, 1947. And C.S. Lewis is featured on the cover.
I’m excited to add this to my C.S. Lewis collection. I do believe I own and have read everything he wrote that’s been made available. My favorite writings are his published letters, amounting to over 4,000 pages. I’ve also read perhaps 20 biographies of his life. Continue reading
“May your library be a quarry that you mine for wisdom, a field that you harvest for sustenance, and a well that you tap for nourishment.”