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Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ever Notice? Monday Musings Daniel Part 1

I've been reading and studying my Bible for years, and there are some stories I never get tired of reading, and there are others that I race through so fast I only have the vaguest of memories about them. Daniel and his dreams and prophecies fall into that category.

For the longest time, I've avoided reading the book of Daniel, even though the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abindigo, is one of my all time favorites. Part of the reason I've been skirting Daniel so much is because of all the people who have told me I must read it along with the book of Revelation because of what is happening in the world. Because of that, I really avoided Daniel.

Then three months ago, I bought a One Year Bible in Chronological Order. As much as I've read the bible, I've never read it all the way through, and I want to do that this year. I have been reading it every week and am on track for where I'm suppose to be. This week however, I flipped to Monday's reading and it was Daniel 1:1. I couldn't avoid it any longer.

This week I read Daniel, and you know what I found? I found lots and lots and lots of encouragement and patterns for people living in a world gone mad.

Here are some of the highlights:

1.) Daniel 1:1-4

Daniel didn't fight or protest his new future. He accepted it, and waited to see what The Lord would do for him.

2.) Daniel 1: 11-20

Daniel didn't take out his misfortune on those that were placed over him in his new life, instead he looked for opportunities to keep the Lords standards and be a witness.

3.) Daniel 2:12-16

Daniel didn't calmly accept catastrophe, he used his resourses and connections to fight against it.

4.) Daniel 2:17-18

Daniel drew first on the Lord, and then on the strength of his friends when standing against a seemingly impossible task.

5.) Daniel 2:19-23

Daniel praised the Lord for His help, taking time to honor the One that gave him the answers. He knew that what had been given him was the truth, before he spoke with Nebuchadnezzar.

Check back next Monday for the second part of my musings!

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Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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I tell stories all day long. Some with my pen, some with my keyboard and if you can find me, buy me a coffee and I'll tell you one too!