October 25, 2011

an end and a beginning - Dorothy Bentley


One of the most difficult things happened to me recently

My Saturday Today column was cut



I phoned and politely pressed the editor for reasons

I wrote for the newspaper for seven-and-a-half years

They wanted more political

More opinionated

I have opinions

But they don't want mine




Turns out they cut another Christian writer, too

Turns out they don't want Christian opinions

Maybe we're too political




But

I have to say

I think it was really the hand of God

Chopping down some of the trees in my woodlot

I couldn't see the important trees

With so many standing



Now it's becoming more clear

God doesn't want me to be so busy writing

That I leave Him out of it



I am loving having more time

To pray

To worship

To write the outpouring of my Holy Spirit filled heart




I began a new blog

And it's more real

More raw

More full of Jesus

And I'm lovin' it





I hope He loves it, too





5 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity of your post, Dorothy. It's simply beautiful.

    Bless you as you continue to write and to express the opinions God has laid on your heart.

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  2. Thank you, Susan! I appreciate your encouragement. May God bless you richly for being so generous :)

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  3. I agree with Susan -- very effective. Felt the impact and the emotion in the way you wrote.

    What I'm most excited about is learning how God is doing some clearcutting -- aka a pruning -- for those greater works and fruit yet to come!

    Wishing you the BEST in these days ahead!

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  4. BTW, the link to your potscrubber blog didn't work for me.

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  5. Dorothy, I'm sorry to hear about their decision to cut your column, I definitely can relate to that disappointment (I bet we all can). Thanks for giving us the upside of a "rejection" that turns into a blessing.

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