Thanks for all your encouraging comments about my blog! I think perhaps Simon will regret his challenge to you competitive ladies out there to make more hits and comments about my blog that his!
The funny thing is, that for the past few days the expectation of me continuing to blog has caused me to be kind of paralysed about what to write as I look at this week's events - shall I tell you about my scary time in the dentist's chair; shall I write about interruptions to my day, or acts of kindness that have blessed me? Do you want a funny story from Lifegroup this week? Or maybe how I got "5 minutes peace" at the end of a crazy busy day at work yesterday? What about world events?!
To stop my blog becoming "one more thing to feel guilty about", I woke up this morning and had this profound thought: JUST WRITE SOMETHING!
So let me tell you about my favourite book - it's "Cold Tangerines" by Shauna Niequist It's a collection of short stories about finding God right in the middle of the ordinary and everyday situations of life. It's a book that makes me cry; and helps me to breathe and to slow down and to look for God in my day and my life - the good and bad; the interruptions and the planned.
Having the privilege to attend the Willow Creek Conference in August was wonderful on so many levels, but one of the very best things was that I got to meet Shauna, who is Bill and Lynne Hybel's daughter. It's quite un-British to actually speak to a "famous person" when you see them, isn't it? However, ignoring the nagging feeling that I would be acting like a stalker, I told her how much her book has blessed and influenced me.I didn't have my book with me for her to sign , but I did get a picture of us and her son. I am a fan!