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Just write something!





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!








Comments

sandra said…
I'm with you on the book review Catrina I'd recommend it lots... great blog comments keep up the good work and as I always remember you saying to me 'just be you' and the words will come.
Anonymous said…
What may seem boring and mundane to you may be just the thing that will bless someone (no pressure!!)It's fantastic that you are willing to open yourself up like this, being you, and being real. This is an area I do struggle with myself, so I will look to you as my inspiration (again, no pressure!!)
Thanks for all you do and keep up the good work. Geri
Anonymous said…
i may treat myself to this book as you have mentioned it at the last unique event too....

i love blogs...prefer them to telly these days.!!!

much more real and interesting
irene m
Jacqui W-G said…
Hi Catrina, I think "Just write" is a very powerful call. Have confidence that God will use your words and thoughts to cast vision, to lead lives, to inspire and also to help us to pray for you in your daily life and feel connected to you. I think many of us have learned through your leadership of Unique that you have your heart for heaven and your feet firmly on the floor. A wonderful mix of Mary and Martha. We love you and would probably even be nosey enough to find this week's shopping list interesting!Love Jacqui W-G

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