Driven by Distraction

3:50 a.m. – Woke up with great ideas for blog post. Looked at clock and continued to think.

4:15 – I’m having such insightful ideas that I decided to get up to write. I had almost seven hours of sleep anyway.

4:20 – I’m pouring coffee and the dog asks to go out.

4:30 – The moon looks great through cloudy skies.  I think I’ll take a picture. Go back in to get camera. Drop it and don’t like the sound it makes.

4:40 – Husband gets up, grabs a cup of coffee, and comes outside to chat with me and the dog.

5:00 – Sit down to boot up computer. Check Twitter first.

5:50 – I need write. Open Scrivener to find critical update needed.  Press “Install.” Get another cup of coffee. Upload pictures, but it’s acting squirrely.

6:05 – Now what was it I thought was so great for this blog post? Dog comes to ask out again.

6:10 –Get camera again because the moon still looks great.  And the sunrise is spectacular this morning.

6:15 – Out in front yard in pajamas getting shot of eastern sky. Wave to neighbor.       

6:20 – Upload those shots, but it’s still acting squirrely.

6:30 – Now where was I? Oh yes, Friday morning blog post. Maybe I need to pray first.

Shalom, Dottie

2 thoughts on “Driven by Distraction

  1. Oh My but I am so with you on this morning’s journey my friend. I am never surprised at all the ways Satan can distract us from what we wan to get done as we try to find our “God time” and do the things that will impact His kingdom here on earth. To combat it, I’m up around four each morning, make coffee, and sit in my den with my computer and Bible. I open email and force myself to only read devotionals and my Prayer List. No social media, no work or family emails. I won’t even open the door to the garage and give Bubba a pat and his Milk Bone(tm) until I’ve finished with my God time. After I greet my furry friend, it’s back for more coffee. A few emails to family, friends, or those I’ve prayed over. Then it’s feeding time. Somewhere about that time, the sun peeks over the horizon. The distractions can certainly derail us sometimes though; even with the best made plans. God’s blessings ma’am.

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  2. Sounds like you’ve got a good routine J.D.
    Some interruptions can be a blessing in disguise, which the photos turned out to be. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Rom. 8:28.


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