Well, life does go on, and we do get busy, don’t we? I first thought that I could do a blog for this site once a week, but it looks like once a month is more realistic. I don’t think many people read it anyway, but so as not to totally disappoint, I am going to try to do at least that much. As in many things, I can do better if I lower my expectations from myself, and from everyone else too.
I have rediscovered a book that I read 12 years ago, and it is even better now than when I first read it, and I need it more than ever. It can be transforming because it is truly the truth that can set us free. It is “The Pressure’s Off” by Larry Crabb. I only know a handful of people who even try to think the way he thinks about life, but I believe he is right. Essentially it is to stop trying or expecting to make life “work,” give up on negotiating with God to make life “successful” or comfortable for ourselves, and change our desires from wanting “blessings” to just wanting Him. My mantra is something like “Jesus I want you more than anything else!” It is, of course, not consistently true with me, but I want it to be. Please get the book.
Things are opening up for me to speak in various places and share stories from BRTG. I love doing that wherever I can, and for the past 2 months I think there has hardly been a day when I didn’t get a phone call or a letter or an email from someone saying that the stories have touched their life in a meaningful way. This means so much to me.
The “Tid Bits” paper has been publishing a condensed version of each chapter of BRTG in their weekly publication, and I am enjoying hearing from many of their readers.
I thank you for your prayers. Please feel free to put a comment on this site, or even to call me sometime at 251 510-7141.