Wednesday, February 17, 2010

periods

one of my co-workers who reads my blog likes to tease me about my excessive use of periods. he claims it's one of the "rules" for jessica's blog. i have to say, i find this quite amusing. probably because i know so well that i write this blog with a lot of periods.

all this talk of punctuation got me thinking about something i heard someone say recently. i was in a meeting. the conversation had turned to our various life situations and how they affect our abilities to fulfill our responsibilities. then someone said that we sometimes find ourselves in a place where we are going along with life, and God places a period in a sentence of our life. and suddenly, that sentence that you thought might flow on beautifully, which you intended to fill with lovely prose and with the best nouns, verbs, adjectives, alliteration, and metaphors is abruptly. ended.

period.

no more words. start a new paragraph. even if it seems like you're breaking the rule of not having left your last one with three or more sentences. in fact, you can put the pen down. God's writing a different story. and you're not a co-author like you thought.

period.

7 comments:

  1. Interesting insight. I'm a fan of semicolons myself...

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  2. Wonderfully put. Love you Jess.

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  3. Wow... very thought provoking... hmmmm certainly a good word to consider... thanks for sharing your insight!

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  4. Just wow....i know this is your blog and way of expression but part of me really prays the world is able to hear your story someday and be blessed by your life the way I know I have

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