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When Trouble Comes

When the troubles of life come how do you handle it? I can’t always say that I’ve handled it well. Life can be brutal, yet joyful and sad and confusing all at the same time.

I co-wrote and produced a play and let me tell you the devil was busy trying to stop this production. Before you say everything is not just evil, you’re correct, however, money problems aside I’ve definitely been tested. First off, my stove conked out and so did my furnace both at critical times with finances very low for an extended period of time. My furnace simply went kaput when the weather turned cold. This may not seem like a huge issue, but when its cold a space heater doesn’t necessarily cover it. Secondly, my husband and I stressed each other out a lot, especially me trying to get this project off of the ground. Thirdly, my husband was accosted by the police wrongfully for looking like a person of interest as he was told. Two undercover officers barrelled up on him literally with guns out while he walked back from Sinai Grace hospital back to his office where he works because he carried a backpack and he was considered a suspect in a robbery. No probable cause outside of a shaky description. His personal effects, which included his bag of M&M’s, a boiled egg and some paperwork for his office were scattered and tossed carelessly onto the street by these two police officers. Once they got another call that the suspect was in custody, they took off. No apology, no nothing. So after two officers pulled a gun on him and one of them put the gun to the back of his head, my husband stood there shaken. After a couple of minutes, he quietly gathered his items and stood there still shaken on the street. Afterwards, he called me and all I could think about was that he could have been killed and we’d never know what really happened or even why it happened. I’ve had people try to throw dirt on me in regards to this production and others who tried to stop the production. It’s been an eye-opener for real.

This has been an amazing journey, yet humbling because through everything God has remained faithful and blessed this production. We got another stove from friends who had an extra in storage and we were able to buy another furnace again with the help of friends. They know who they are and words can never express how grateful I am to them. Through it, all my husband shouldered it so I could keep my focus on the production. All I can say after everything was said and done, I’m extremely grateful and thankful to all that supported me through this process. I’m reminded that doing the right things are never easy and that if they were, everyone would do it.

I’m exhausted, yet excited for what’s coming next. Escape to Paradise: Book 3, two new stage plays for 2018, yes, I’m ambitious. And although I’d love to be on an exotic beach right now, I have work to do. This grind process won’t manage itself. It takes dedication and commitment. The bible says, “Weeping may endureth through the night, but joy cometh in the morning.” My joy has been restored. I am grateful and thankful for the blessings and the trials. God has shown me what’s possible and no matter what troubles come and they will that’s life, my focus has to remain on God and his promise. People talk a lot about how you respond to life’s troubles or how you carry your load. Yes, I must remain positive and it’s all true that does determine how successful you are in handling something, but it’s not always the reality. Trust me I know.  Because I could feel the darkness creeping back in on me, but Praise God he blessed me to fight back and rebuke that terrible, dark spirit. 2 Chronicles 20:15″And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

If you’re struggling to move forward or trying to figure out if something is supposed to be – just listen to God’s voice and he will direct you. He directed my steps and he can direct yours. All you can do is put one foot in front of the other and walk forward, speak a kind word to yourself and remember your blessings. God is ever faithful and will keep you. If you look back over your life at times when he brought you out of something just remember he did it once and he’ll do it again. Be blessed, my friends.

Kimberly Batchelor Davis Mission Statement

Mission Statement

To create content that empowers, empathizes and embraces the struggles of women, writers and motherhood while fostering an environment that can celebrate, inspire and provide a safe place to discuss those issues that concern women, writers and mothers.

My Muse has Returned

A few hours can certainly make a difference. Having just given birth it feels like a weight has been lifted off of me. The darkness that had seemed to hover over me for so several months has seemingly gone away. It’s refreshing to wake up happy and hopeful again. My new bundle of joy a happy, bouncing baby boy is simply adorable. He smiles — yes he’s just a day old and he’s smiling. He coos and loves to cuddle. All this happiness and love is exactly what I needed, but my imagination has kicked in at overdrive.

My protective maternal nature is going through a tailspin. Vampires, aliens, weird monsters and other threats permeate my dreams threatening harm against my little one. Each and every time it has been me doing battle with some vile creature to protect my child. One might be concerned about these type of dreams, but I’m not. Whenever I experience great stress, good or bad I always have dreams where I battle something. The good thing is I save my baby and not allow something bad to happen to him. That’s the difference between where I have come from and where I am now.

Then just as quickly as the danger passes I dream of some other weird thing that might translate into a story idea for one of my novels or screenplays. The ideas are rolling out once again and my little black idea book is overflowing with potential plots. The good thing is now I can begin a new piece to help me get back on point. I haven’t written or worked on anything since the last week before my son was born.

A writer must write each and every day. I look forward to getting back to writing. God willing my short story will be ready by the end of the year. Its almost complete and I’m so excited for it to be released online. Thank God my depression has lifted and my creative muse has returned. Happy writing all. Let’s tell some great stories.

Walk into the person that you want to become

So it’s been awhile since I ventured into blogging. I am going to start by sharing my writing journey with you. For ten years I have been creating stories of triumph, disappointment and hurt. Ten years ago I thought that I was going to be the next great author. I never imagined in a million years that it would be such a long and arduous journey. There have been times, which have truly been frustrating, but it is exactly those times that have given me the opportunity to strengthen my writing as well as provide fodder for new stories.

I never wanted to self-publish I was always interested in being published by a big commercial publisher. Turns out that is extremely difficult to get someone to want to take you on. I have tons of letters nicely written saying good luck, but this is not for us. So many times I have asked why continue? Because it’s what I am truly happy and content to do.

This last year has been a doozy for me. My husband lost his beloved grandmother and grandfather within a year of each other and I lost my mother. Three deaths within a year is a bit much to handle, but somehow we got through. I know it was because of my faith in God, but some days I just wanted to crawl into a corner and disappear. My faith has sustained me and moved me back to the place where I only want to create and write stories for people.

Two weeks ago I went to a leadership training that talked about power and leadership. I thought I understood what those words meant, but I was given a new way to look at power and truly being a leader. Interesting enough the training was for a job that I was supposed to have, but in the end didn’t get. I’m okay with that though because what I realized while I was away is that I want to only write. Nothing more, nothing less.

So today I am taking the first step forward to begin to self publish a short story that I have written. I hope that along the way I will be able to share this journey with you and give hope to someone who may need it. Writing is not only cathartic, but energizing for me. I am completely absorbed and taken in by the words that trail my keystrokes on the page. I am an author and screenwriter. I will claim this for myself and walk right into what I want to be.