Inspiration by Purposeful Rest

Just read this quote on another blog and was struck by the timeliness of it as I am in a constant state of worrying about all the things I need to write.  My problem is that I can not really act on this advice because everything is due in a week and a half.  But for the future, I would like to incorporate this into my work in terms of writing – sermons, articles, and school related assignments:

The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day … you will never be stuck. Always stop while you are going good and don’t think about it or worry about it until you start to write the next day. That way your subconscious will work on it all the time. But if you think about it consciously or worry about it you will kill it and your brain will be tired before you start. – Ernest Hemingway

(HT: Write to Done)

A Writer's Writer

A Writer's Writer

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About Chris Gensheer

Husband and father of four, living in Mansfield, TX, serving as Lead Pastor of Christ Church Mansfield. Connect with us at I also provide research and social media consulting work for other pastors, churches, and ministry leaders. Contact me at for more.

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