I keep smelling the delicious aroma of coffee…???…I don’t have a coffeemaker…???…ah, but I did go to Bible study at church this morning and spill a cup of coffee all over myself and the floor. Five hours later, my black mesh pants look clean and feel dry but smell conspicuously of coffee beans. I kind of like it. I think I’ll keep wearing them.
I have never been so keyed up about any Bible study in my life. We’re doing Beth Moore’s “Daniel,” and I am so excited I can barely contain it. My chest feels physically tight–I am so full of anticipation and thrilled-ness. You must understand–the new book idea I’ve hinted at but haven’t explained yet fits PERFECTLY with what I’ll be learning in the next 12 weeks. It has changed my life already, and I am overwhelmed by the enormity of it all.
On that note, lately I have been struck by a sense of urgency. I havea burning desire to focus on things that are truly important, to reach out to others, to share God’s Word…and NOW! I know this seems small, but one thing God has laid on my heart is to give Blushing Bride away to as many people as I can. I have 30 copies here and am ordering 100 more today. I have extra $ from McGraw-Hill, the books cost me a little under $5 apiece, and if they can bring someone to Christ or bring someone closer to Him in their daily walk, what an awesome investment opportunity! SO, if you want one or know someone (even unbelievers have shared that they enjoyed it!) who could benefit from it, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a name and address, and I’ll get it in the mail. EDIT: Or you could send me a xanga message. I just figured out 10 minutes ago that those even exist. I’m one smart cookie.
My hope and prayer is that someone who reads Blushing might want to read book #3–a book I pray God will use to bring many to Him before it’s too late.
Quick response to some of your comments/questions:
jamie–in 2005, my grandpa died, gabe’s grandma died, and my mom’s brother died. lots of funerals and explaining. livi and ava were 3 and 4. we talk about heaven ALL the time now–it’s awesome.
ang–see comment below
chip–i looked for a jersey for nina–found one size 2T, but it was Ohio State and 19.99 🙁 –she will have double hand-me-downs when she gets a little bigger. and she already has a VT shirt. 🙂
kristen–you’re right. lots of interesting things seem to happen to me. i would be just fine with about half as many. God must think i’m bored or something. 🙂
bsb–just because I have “a gift” with kids does not mean I feel like helping with awana. and actually, I think my gift is more along the lines of sitting in a comfy chair outside by a beach or something, reading a book and sipping something hot.
jess–just got off the phone with my editor. actually, it’s not weird to talk to a man about the book. we didn’t really discuss specific details.
rach–going to go read your blog now!
Final Note: I’m bummed that I can’t go the big BC event in D. with you girls. No, my fam doesn’t live there. They’re an hour from here and there. Am I making any sense? No? What else is new?