Too Many Irons in the Fire & The Need for Rest

by | Mar 28, 2017 | reflections

My view this morning



This has been a season for illness for many people. My family in particular has been in a holding pattern. A close family member has been in the hospital, in critical condition, for quite sometime. She came home for only a couple of days just to find herself back in the hospital with more infections. Another member of my family has a severe case of the flu, at risk for pneumonia. Please be in prayer for my family.

Medication Challenges

One of my children is on the autism spectrum, in the Asperger’s range. He has also been diagnosed with ADHD. Not a rare combination, as I’ve come to understand. But finding the right medication at the right dose can be even more tricky. We are on that merry-go-round.

Writing Fun

As many of you know, I have two books in the process of being published: The Lady and the Hussites and A Convenient Risk. As well, I am working on an untitled novella right now. I also have two works backlogged (The Diary and Trail of Fears) which need attention. And I’m winding up for Turnquist’s Troupe (which you can still join by clicking here).

I am actually running a mini-contest to name the hero and heroine in my novella. Whoever suggests the name I choose for either character will win a $5 Starbucks or Lasaters (for Clarksville locals) card. But you have to be a part of Turnquist’s Troupe to participate (there is no cost to be part of Turnquist’s Troupe – all fun).

Speaking Engagements

Our writers group in Clarksville is gearing up to host another Workshop in May. We will be teaching about self-publication and marketing. Then, come this summer, I will be preparing to facilitate a couple of workshops at the Kentucky Christian Writers Conference. I am honored to be listed amongst such amazing talent as Brandilyn Collins, Cara Putman, Twila Belk, and Hallee Bridgeman!

The “Routine” Stuff

This doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of my normal day-to-day life. I have the everyday laundry, menu-planning, grocery shopping, kid-managing, snuggling, time-outing, all-encompassing life to continue to lead apart from these things. All in all, this makes for one full day/week/month.

So, what’s a girl to do?

Head to Gatlinburg on Spring Break! I need a break. My kids need a break. My husband needs a break. A break from the norm. To escape the humdrum of our daily routine and sneak off, enjoy each other. Run outside with the mountains as our backdrop and a tucked away cabin as our sanctuary. Ah, God is good. My soul is at rest. And I am refreshed.

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Sara R. Turnquist