Ahhh… life after a public apology. I feel like I could sleep for a week.
First off, I need to extend a huge thank-you hug to ALL of you. If you had any negative, grumbling thoughts, you kept them to yourself. Bless you. The kindness wore me out as it was. Meanness might have done me in.
Second, I hope you’ll believe me that this wasn’t just some sort of attention-getting gimmick. I genuinely meant every last word I wrote, and I’ll do my best to show you that I’m dead serious about this and that I want it to set the stage for what I’m committing the rest of my life to.
The details involved in going about that? A little fuzzy.
I do know this: I need to put my money (time, energy, actions) where my mouth is. I can talk until I’m blue in the face, but there comes a time (like right now) to shut up and get up. Start taking steps. Be Jesus in real life, not just on my laptop.
I also know that I need to be more informed. I can’t vote blindly anymore. And while I’d love to just put politics on the proverbial pantry shelf and shut the door, I know I need to be more aware of what’s going on. Especially if there are ways I can be involved in bringing about some of that justice God is always talking about.
I’d also love to continue the dialogue. I’d love to hear more of your opinions. I’d love to give die-hard Republicans and Democrats alike (and everyone in between) a safe place to share from their hearts.
THIRD (and most exciting!), I’m bringing back the READ-ALONG in September! I have a ton of amazing books to choose from, and I was having a whale of a time picking just one when it hit me. I’ve got it. I know what book we’re doing.
AND I’M SO EXCITED.
I’ll give you a small hint. I’ll bet more than 50% of you have already read it. (But it’s totally worth the re-read.)
I’ll give you another hint. Even if you don’t have a copy of the book at home, you can read it online for FREE.
The next Read-Along selection is… The Book of James! (yes, from the New Testament in the Bible)
I’ll have more details next week, but for now, a couple questions:
1. Would you be interested in a 6-week Read-Along on the book of James? (people of all parties/faiths/shoe sizes welcome!)
2. Is Tuesday or Wednesday a better day of the week for you? (or you can vote Independent and choose an entirely different day of the week)
Thanks again, friends, and have a wonderful weekend!