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the sounds of birds; leaving the topic on a shelf at the back of my mind. Or time to pick up a book, any book. Reading occupies the mind, giving it a chance to leave the need to complete the task without being blocked by over-thinking it. The best inspiration most often comes after midnight on Saturday evening. I head to bed with no idea what I’ll say the next day. I have a scripture, I’ve chosen a few quotes that relate to what it says. But, a twenty-minute lesson? No inspiration, just words that don’t feel right. Trust spirit, trust inspiration, take a deep breath and pray. Sunday mornings are too busy to worry about what I haven’t written. Coffee in hand, I head to church, trusting and waiting for inspiration. And after waiting all night, right on cue, inspiration comes.


Reverend Charlotte Foust served as Founding Senior Minister of Community Spiritual Center in Las Vegas. Retired from full time ministry, she now finds joy in the joining of two hearts together in marriage as well as pursuing her passion for writing.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu

Choices Magazine - Spring 2017  

The Inspiration Issue

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