When the River runs Dry

Don’t worry!  Flat Creek has not gone dry.  It has gotten low a few times; with boaters and canoeist dragging their craft across gravel bars and shallow water rapids; but it has never gone completely dry.

I am talking about inspiration in our hearts.  There are times when it comes to writing that I can have a thought and go with it, and the words seem to flow like that Flat Creek.  There are times, also, like Flat Creek when it gets a little low, and the floating river boats need to be carried or dragged across the shallow waters.

Inspiration is probably connected to imagination; and I guess my imagination runs wild at times.  However, at other times it is dry as the bone the dogs dragged in, and maybe even dryer.

When the river of inspiration or imagination runs dry for me I try and do what I am doing now; write any way.  It may just be rambling; but I will not be held down by a dry river.  I will carry the boat, canoe or Kayak if I must; and pray I don’t bore anyone to tears.

What I am saying to my readers here is, When the river gets low, drag your craft – don’t quit.  Keep on going.  A thought came to me a few years ago as I studied the book of Nehemiah in the Bible.  “When you don’t know what to do; do what you know”.  It has probably been said before and by greater men than I, but it makes sense.

The flowing waters along the banks of Flat Creek.


Author: Tim A.

Born again through Jesus Christ death, burial, and resurrection, and awaiting His soon return. Husband of Madge. Father of Charity, Monica, Timothy, Philip, and James. Father-in-law to Paul, Sam, Sarah L., Sarah Joyce, and Amber. Grandfather to Rachelle, Jonathan, Caitlyn, Naomi, Josiah, Eli, Rene'e, Addyson, Natalie, Alexzander, Lydia, and Kylie Anne, and Aryana; also a great grandson Parker, and two grand children in Heaven. Pastor of Shiloah Baptist Church of Jenkins, MO since July 06, 2014. I enjoy reading and studying the Scriptures of God. My calling in life is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. I enjoy riding motorcycles, hiking, camping, hunting, and driving. I use to drive a school bus but I retired from that at the end of 2018-2019 School year.

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