Inspiration, Where?

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For the past several days I have been in a fog.  Try as I might I just cannot seem to be inspired from anywhere, or anything.

The places I use to find inspiration from seem so distant.  Yes, I go through the motions of how I use to find my inspiration, but come away empty.  Maybe, I am consumed at the moment about certain events that have transpired around me. 

As a pastor, evangelist, and gospel musician and singer I could reach down into me and find my inspiration at any given time.  For this moment though that seems to feel foreign to me.

All the coffee, blog post reading, and even up tempo music just doesn’t do the trick.

I ask you, the reader if you would, take a moment and tell me where you find inspiration to write.

So, my question today is, inspiration, where?

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  1. Linda Vogt Turner

    My inspiration to write comes from songs sometimes. One song in particular this week was Nat King Cole’s “Answer me Love”. It starts off ”

    Answer me
    Oh, my love
    Just what sin have I been guilty of
    Tell me how I came to lose your love
    Please answer me, sweetheart

    This song brought the Our Father Prayer to mind. One does not usually think of Christ the Everlasting Father as being so humble as to ask his Bride…how he came to lose her love. This song…then got me to thinking how many scripture verses reveal God’s humility and how and why the Church has lost the respect of the world.

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    1. Rethinking Scripture

      All I can say Linda is: AMEN!

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  2. Kim McKinney

    I’m simply inspired by trying to figure things out around me. I’m an introvert who loves people. I’m also an idealist, so why people don’t try to do the right thing confounds me. I spend a lot of time in my head trying to figure the world out…and what my response to it should be….and usually my best writing comes from that. But as I get older, I also feel the need to just chronicle my ordinary… lately have been doing that more. I find my ordinary may be extraordinary to others… theirs is to mine.

    Don’t let the fog get you down. Sometimes we need time to regroup and relax….and like the literal fog we wander until it clears. Usually beauty results.

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  3. Chelsea Owens

    I change things up: read a writing prompt, go on a walk, read a book, go people-watching, read scriptures, or watch an intriguing show.

    Then I write, whether I feel like it or not.

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