Friday, January 26, 2018

My Eyes Are Dry by C. Kevin Thompson

C. Kevin Thompson
Sometimes, as writers, we come to the blank page blank ourselves. We want to be fresh. We want to be original. We wish for others to read our every word. However, we sit and stare at the screen. And it stares back. It’s all been said. It’s all been done. It’s all been written. The words of Ecclesiastes haunt us: “There is nothing new under the sun.”

And it seems, in these moments, our writing has no meaning. “Meaningless, meaningless, all is meaningless.”

In our Christian walk, we run to God when our lives become stale. We ask for forgiveness. We plead for mercy. We request insight and direction. In times like these, we sing songs to help and encourage us toward righteous living, like Keith Green’s “My Eyes are Dry,” for example (you can click on the link and sing along, if you so choose).

So, for those of you who struggle in your writing, when the blank “page” stares back…when the enemy tells you you’re not worthy…remember…it’s about a relationship with the Creator…not a story…not a character…not even an inspiring word that may help someone else get through a dark time. As good and wonderful as those things may be…

It’s about righteousness.

And a relationship.

So, in this upcoming year, with New Year resolutions swirling about like evil taunts and the frequency of writer’s conferences picking up steam, appearing like trains in a tunnel barreling your way, do not hesitate to pause and ask God to bathe you in His spirit of love and the wine of His blood…to keep your heart from becoming hard…to keep your faith from getting old…and to keep your eyes wet with compassion.

My Eyes are Dry by Keith Green

My eyes are dry
My faith is old
My heart is hard
My prayers are cold.

And I know how
I ought to be
Alive to You
And dead to me.

Oh, what can be done
For an old heart like mine?
Soften it up
With oil and wine.
The oil is You
Your spirit of love
Please wash me anew
In the wine of Your blood.

(The Blake Meyer Thriller Series, Book 3)

A Perverse Tale. A Precarious Truth. A Personal Tribulation.

Supervisory Special Agent Blake Meyer is at an impasse. Bound and beaten in a dilapidated warehouse halfway around the world, Blake finds himself listening to an unbelievable story. Right and wrong warp into a despicable clash of ideologies. Life quickly becomes neither black nor white. Nor is it red, white, and blue any longer.

Every second brings the contagion's release closer, promising to drag the United States into the Dark Ages. Tens of millions could be dead within months.

Every moment adds miles and hours to the expanding gulf between him and his family. What is he to believe? Who is he to trust?

C. KEVIN THOMPSON is a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a kid at heart. Often referred to as “crazy” by his grandchildren, it’s only because he is. He’s a writer. Need he say more?

The first three books of his Blake Meyer Thriller series are out! Book 1, 30 Days Hath Revenge and Book 2, Triple Time, are available! Book 3, The Tide of Times, just released in October! All three are on sale through New Year’s Eve! Also, the second edition of his award-winning debut novel, The Serpent’s Grasp, is now available!

Kevin is a huge fan of the TV series 24, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, and Criminal Minds, loves anything to do with Star Trek, and is a Sherlock Holmes fanatic, too. It’s quite elementary, actually.

Kevin’s Writer’s Blog:
Facebook:                              C. Kevin Thompson – Author Fan Page
Twitter:                                 @CKevinThompson
Goodreads:                           C. Kevin Thompson


  1. Kevin, I always find a valuable takeaway in your post. I've had those Ecclesiastes times of writing.



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