Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waiting for the words

When I was about ten a group of singers from the local Christian University came to sing at our church.  My parents bought their tape and I listened to it all the time.  One of my favorite songs, and the only one I remember from that tape, was Joshua fit the battle of Jericho.

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
and the walls came a tumblin' down

It is funny the things you remember. 

On my way home from my Radioactive iodine treatment at the end of July I was listening to the radio.   The song that came on was Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North.  As I sat and listened to it three words came to mind, a title for a book,  I wrote them down. 

Before I went into the hospital a friend of mine told me that God had books for me to write.  I left the hospital not having written anything worth the time it took to type it.  I was feeling like I had come up short on the way home when that song came on.  In fact I have been feeling like I am coming up short for the last few months.  When the title popped into my head it felt God sent.  I didn't have anything else, but I had a title.

Since then I have kept thinking about how I am going to write this story.  Is it going to be my story, or will it be a fictional story with some of me thrown in?  I still don't know, but I have a title:

I am Jericho


  1. Oh my goodness. Chills. I Am Jericho took my breath away. It doesn't matter if it's a memoir or a fictional work. I want to read it!!! No pressure. ����so excited to see how God unfolds this for you!

    1. Thank you Karmen! I want to read it too! God just needs to start downloading it to my brain. =)

  2. Hi Karmen! It's so great to hear from you again. I love both songs. And the title God gave you. Such deep meaning in it. Boy, do I ever need the walls I've built up to come down - to allow myself to trust God to lead me to freedom. Praying for your healing within and in your body and that God will give you further words to complete your book, whether it is in fiction or nonfiction. ❤️

    1. Thank you Trudy. I am so interested to see how He will want me to unfold the story. Keep praying for that, I need it for sure!

  3. I love that title and I love the two songs too. Can't wait to see the continuing story God is unfolding in your life.

  4. Stunning, Karmen: I am Jericho. Now that is a title that would draw me to pick the book up, even if I didn't know you. I am so excited for you in this venture, however long it takes and whatever form it takes, your story is one that I love to hear.


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