Prayer just works, plain and simple. Thanks for praying for me. I love reading about someone’s need on her blog and stopping right then and there to pray for her. You guys are the coolest.
I’m feeling a bazillion times better. In fact, I’m having difficulty remembering what all my trials were that had me so worked up–must have been some rough stuff, eh?
For someone who speaks out publicly (well, on xanga) against materialism and commercialism and spending money all over the place just because it’s December…let’s just say that there are a few chain stores in the greater Columbus area that have pocketed a nice little chunk of my hard-earned money the past week or so. We have some extra this season (thanks, Mc-Graw Hill!), and I love being able to buy things for people in need (and people not in need), but I’m becoming a little careless. Must be more responsible. I really want to be a good steward of what God gives us, and an extra check now and then does not = shopping spree (at least until we’re out of debt).
I had some great stuff to write, I’m sure, but it’s eluding me at this late hour. Oh, one little thing. One of my former co-workers (a teacher) works with underprivileged kids in Indiana. Anyway, long story short, she told me about a little 4-year-old girl who is homeless (along with mom and older brother) and would love a small toy for Christmas. I don’t know her name, but I’m praying that the little gift we send her will somehow show her Christ’s love and make her Christmas a little brighter. There are soooooo many hurting people out there–it just overwhelms me.
Last thing–Harvest House asked me to come to one of their tradeshows in Indianapolis the end of January to meet some of the editors and do a book signing. I believe I’ve blogged before about how I would never do another book signing as long as I live. How I would rather eat worms than sit at a table, pen in hand, surrounded by copies of my book, and watch people meander by, thinking, “Who in the heck is SHE and why would we want her to sign a book for us?” I can think of few things more humiliating. I said yes. Shoot me now.
Your comments on holy lust made me chuckle. I really am looking forward to hearing what you all (and your husbands!) think of the book.
Thanks again for praying! And hey–I’d love a Christmas photo of anyone who’s sending them out. Mine may end up being a Halloween photo tucked in a Christmas card. Or at the rate I’m going, a Valentine. 🙂