I had every intention of writing this week.
I think the previous week’s high from attending the writers
conference was replaced by a bit of a dip.
The blinking cursor seemed extra bold and although
I had a list of post topics, it just didn’t happen.
If you think I abandoned my recap of the conference,
I decided to add the last bits and pieces to the end of the
post titled agendas.
I just forgot to let you know. Check it out.
Also, sometimes you take a step outside of your own
world and attempt to view someone else’s reality and
it can make writing a random post seem a bit insignificant.
If you would be so kind to lift a prayer for Steve Stern and the
You can read more of their story here.
I innocently left the house yesterday to meet a friend for breakfast which
could have turned into a late lunch due to our lengthy chatting.
When I returned home, I found my March Madness bracket all in
All I can say is as long as Michigan State wins it all, my beat up and bruised
bracket will be somehow be redeemed.
Spring break is upon us and I will probably only be watching basketball with
one eye now that the upsets are happening.
I thought I would share a few books I have read and what is on my list
to read in the weeks to come.
I set a ridiculously high reading challenge goal on good reads and
I need to pick up the pace.
A few books I have enjoyed since the beginning of the year:
Such a tender and wise book about numbering our days right.
…a book to help me live my highest until the Lord calls me home.
I long to see Christ’s life formed in me. I want to become the person
God had in mind when He created me. I yearn to touch the world
for God’s glory and advance His kingdom. The substance of this
book represents my earnest desire to “number [my] days…that
[I] may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).
I have circled this book for quite a while.
I finally took a chapter a day and finished it.
Great wisdom and spiritual help for food issues.
I underlined quite a number of passages but this
verse was the gold I mined from this book:
“You have circled this mountain long enough.
Now turn north.”
Deuteronomy 2: 3
Barbara Brown Taylor wrote a book on my top ten list,
Leaving Church chronicles the season in her life as an
Episcopal priest and her decision to leave the pulpit.
This is not the life I planned or the life I recommend to others.
But it is the life that has turned out to be mine, and the central
revelation in it for me–that the call to serve God is first and last
the call to be human–seems important enough to witness to on paper.
This book is my attempt to do that.
Like every believer I know, my search for real life has led me through
at least three distinct seasons of faith, not once or twice but over
and over again. Jesus called them finding life, losing life and
finding life again, with the paradoxical promise that finders will be
losers while those who lose their lives for his sake will wind up
finding them again.
Sarah Thebarge spoke at the writers conference
and I found her book at the library.
Our public library has what are called Lucky Day books.
They are high demand books which you can check out only for
one cycle. They must be completed in 3 weeks and cannot be
It was a lucky day to find The Invisible Girls waiting for me and it
took me 2 days to read it. If life could have stopped it would have been
a few hours.
This book is brilliant and heart wrenching and redemptive.
Go back to the agendas post and re-read what I wrote about Sarah’s
God is writing your story.
Definitely one of my favorite reads of the year.
On the teetering stack now.
For some reason, my book cover images
don’t want to cooperate so click on the
It’s Friday…perhaps the blog is
ready for the weekend or just plain
What are you reading?