Completely overwhelmed by all 64 responses to Chapter 1 of Radical? Wondering if you should just quit “The Club” since you couldn’t find the time (or words) to write your own post and Chapter 2 is “due” tomorrow?
Don’t do it. Don’t quit. It’s okay, I promise. Just combine Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 this week. Heck, you can just write about 2 chapters every other week. Or just read along and respond to what others have written.
And if you really want to read through all the posts but just can’t because, hello, you have children and/or a job? Here are some of my favorites.
(Disclaimer: I’m just going to choose a handful of posts that stood out to ME for one reason or another. I’m not picking favorites, and goodness knows, what God used to speak to me might be totally different than what God used to speak to you. So, please, if you read a post that really resonated with you, let us know!)
~~Jen reminded me that sacrifice for Jesus doesn’t have to be miserable and martyr-ish, that the God who created us and loves us knows that there is great JOY to be found in serving him.
~~Ali suggested pushing pause on our out-there-missionary fantasies for a moment to reach the people God has placed in our own zip codes.
~~ Megan says (tongue-in-cheek): “I’ve been on this quest towards simple living and releasing attachments to stuff for several years now. How convenient of Jesus to join me in my pursuit.”
~~Danielle asked waaaay too many questions that made me all squirmy.
~~Tara tells a sad (and funny and powerful) story of how she judged David Platt.
~~Erin‘s husband threw her book at her.
~~Kelly wants to know, “If I’m the most frugal person on the planet, never waste a dime and support 12 orphans, but I can’t bite my tongue when the opportunity to gossip comes along, am I living radically?”
~~And Amy convinced me to spend $28 of my hard-earned money on a BELT that I DON’T EVEN LIKE.
In other news, I feel like I got a pretty clear word from God this week that we’re not moving to Cambodia. (at least not anytime soon) But I got some encouragement and affirmation that a family trip there certainly isn’t out of the question.
And I got a LOUD and CLEAR word from God that he has plenty to keep me busy right here in my own neighborhood and city. We’re talking opportunities just falling in my lap (and fairly painless ones at that).
Oh! And thanks to those of you who bought some books, we sent $20 to Serving His Children in Uganda to help this poor, sweet little guy. Break my heart. (more $ being sent somewhere else after I get a couple checks)
A Happy 32nd Birthday to my favorite brother, Josh!
And see you all tomorrow with a response to Chapter 2! (Friendly reminder: don’t use apostrophes or quotation marks when you link to your post, or it will look all screwy.)
Question for you: What ONE word describes your heart right now? (mine is “eager”)