How many years ago was it? It could have been 1998 or 99.
How many subscribers were there to Heavenletters™? Those were the days when I was excited if even one new subscriber came in a week! Wow, four a month!
I had to say Yes, didn't I? How could I say no? I had to say Yes even though I had no idea of what to do.
And I have no idea what I said or what we did together! I do remember that Joyce, God bless her, after about fifteen minutes, started Godwriting™. I remember her first Godwriting when God told her that she had an art room in her heart, and so she has been painting and using that beautiful art room in her heart.
It has to be that God wanted people to learn to Godwrite, and so He had Joyce call me, for who knows when I would have ever thought of Godwriting workshops myself. And if Joyce hadn't called, I think God would have found another way. As it is, it was Joyce who called, and I am forever grateful to Joyce -- and to God.
If anyone had ever told me even a year or two before Joyce called asking to learn to Godwrite that I would ever be part of any such thing, I would have guffawed.
Joyce came to the last continuing ed workshop which recently I like to call Let's Godwrite Together. And Godwriting that workshop graduates do, we call Heavenpetals. And here is a sample from Joyce's Heavenpetals from that Saturday afternoon:
May 21st 2011 Godwriting
Joyce to God: Dear God, I send up my prayers and thoughts to you with and without expectations.
God said: You do expect some answers Joyce, and yet you let go. That is the way.
Joyce: Dear God, I don't feel my heart as I use to, it use to be fiery.
God: You are more out in the world and in the present. I will be with you in the present. We will enjoy this together.
Joyce: But God! the present is so filled with mountains and valleys!
God: So What! Claim Me! Hold on to me. The bubble will come with the answers before the questions.
Joyce: Dear Sweet and gentle God of All, the days seem to be shorter.
God to Joyce: It only seems that way, for to tell the truth you have time to do all things that are fulfilling.
Joyce: Dear God, I am comforted by that. Thank you.
The two lines from Joyce's Godwriting that stand out for me are:
You have time to do all things that are fulfilling.
The bubble will come with the answers before the questions.