Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Thanks, EVERYONE, for your comments in the last post, and for your prayers and helpful thoughts... as well as for the kicks in the butt that I needed! I've also received some emails that have provided much help and encouragement, and I just want to say that all of this is providing a tremendous boost in my heart and soul.

I look back, and the timing has never been right. I used to get very frustrated, but throughout the process I've really learned to trust more and more in my Father, and in waiting upon Him, and trusting in His timing and in His moving and working in me to will and to do according to His good pleasure. Each time I've thought the time might be right, various things have happened, or haven't happened, and I've grown to understood in my heart that it's ok. There's no hurry. Just as with anyone else who has ever tasted of the genuine, sweet, juicy, tasty fruit that God produces through His children, and has also tasted the fake, sour, unripe fruit that comes from mere human, religious effort, I want the genuine stuff that takes time and care and much grace, rather than the rushed product that falls apart and doesn't last.

At the current time, I see nothing standing in the way of this dream, other than simply sitting down and doing it! As some of you have encouraged me with... when the time is right, it's a matter of jumping in and just doing it! So I'm jumping in, and I'm excited to see what happens.

I value the friendship of all of you, and that's why I brought this up on the blog. I feel kind of vulnerable doing this, because I'm showing you my genuine weaknesses that I really do deal with. But with this kind of exposure of weakness, the body gets a chance to work together and encourage one another. I'm taking all of your thoughts and tips to heart, and I'm weighing them out and seeing what fits and what will work. I truly appreciate everything, especially your friendship and your prayers.


  1. i think that it is exciting to know that the book is already written...well, that God already knows what He wants for you to write and how long it will take and when it should be done. and all you have to do is sit down and start writing.

    how cool is that?

    the process should proove to be an interesting learning experience for you, and maybe for others as well.

  2. Does this mean we get autographed copies? ;) Ha!
    And think of the book signings...but, what will you wear?

  3. Nancy,

    Indeed, what a great reminder that the book is already written. It's truly been a learning experience and it continues to be. As I've said to some others, this isn't really about the writing of a book so much as it is about the process of a moment by moment relationship with God.


    What will I wear? LOL It all kind of depends upon whether it's me or my wife who picks things out. I'm pretty much plain vanilla, and she's been known to try to color me up from time to time. :) I've had basically the same set of clothes for years, and when I buy new clothes I pretty much get more of the same.

    Anyway, book tours and book signings, and all that... I'm not so sure I'm looking forward to all that. However, I've thought about it, and I guess it goes with the territory, so I hope I'd be able to handle it. :)