If you must know, I’m not doing so hot. I’ve read all your blog posts, I love what God is teaching you, I’m in awe of how he’s moving, and yet, oddly, I feel pretty miserable. A nice combination of depression, apathy, irritation and stick-a-fork-in-me. I’m hoping all this means that the enemy is a little skeered that I might start putting some of my blabber into real bonafide action if he doesn’t stage an intervention.
Or it’s just proof of how desperately I’m clinging to my idols no matter how radical I say I want to be.
Anyway. Not to change the subject, but yes, to change the subject.
I’m not sure how much I’ve shared about this before (and I’ll give more details later), but Gabe and I would like to take our entire family on a trip to Cambodia. We want our girls to see with their own eyes how people on the other side of the globe live–the poverty, the kiddos, the hope of Christ in dark places. And we want them to see it sooner rather than later.
This is going to cost a lot of money. And while our first trip to Cambodia was entirely sponsored by a few hundred of our dearest friends, family and even strangers, we feel very strongly that we need to raise this money (at least the majority of it) ourselves. We want to teach our girls sacrifice and hard work, not just relying on the generosity of others. We have $273 right now on our way to $12,000+. And after our Zoo Trip, we believe anything is possible.
We’ve gotten all this $ so far from selling stuff (mostly books–ones I’ve written and ones I own). And after taking quite a few piles to Half Price Books, I realized that some of my books could really benefit some of you, and I could sell them directly to you for a fraction of what you’d pay at HPB. So, I decided to snap a few photos, cut out the middle man, and offer you some books if you’d like.
The first person to contact me about each set (either in the comments or via this contact form) gets to buy the books (U.S. addresses only please). The proceeds will be split 50/50 between our Mission: Cambodia fund and a ministry of your choice. (Well, how about this–anyone who buys books can give me the name of their favorite ministry/missions organization, and I’ll choose a few of them and divvy up the funds.)
Disclaimer: Several of these books have writing in them (mine). I scribbled out anything I didn’t want someone else to read (ahem). And if you live close to me, you can come pick them up and save on shipping.
EDIT (9:04am): Okay, so all 4 sets are gone. Thanks, guys! Just my books are left–scroll to the bottom for info and e-mail me if you’re interested.
Set #1: Marriage books (5 books for $6 + $4 shipping) SOLD!
Set #2: Sex books (4 books for $6 + $4 shipping) SOLD!
Set #3: Parenting books (5 books for $5 + $4 shipping) SOLD!
Set #4 Christian growth books (5 books for $7 + $4 shipping) SOLD!
And since I have a crazy amount of Blushing Bride and Changing Your World books in my closet, how about we get rid of some of those too? Same conditions–50/50 split between Mission: Cambodia and other ministries.
Here’s my story about Diapers (also known as Changing) going out-of-print, and pretty soon I’ll share some cool things God has shown me about all of that.
I can do about 60 of each book at these prices. Special offer good through Saturday, September 18.
5 Diapers books = $8 + $4 shipping
4 Blushing books = $6 + $4 shipping
2 Blushing + 3 Diapers = $7 + $4 shipping
(I could do just one book, but it would cost almost as much to ship it, so it makes more sense to ship several. I can sign books for your friends too if you’d like.)
Let me know what else you want of mine, and we’ll see what we can do! Have a great weekend!