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Where have I been?
Every day from 8:00 am - noon, I write. I sit on my chair, surrounded by four very tired dogs, and I think to God. I talk to God. I ask questions. I ponder. I wonder. And I write. This is my favorite time of the day. I love nothing more than thinking and exploring the world within and the world without to mine them to the depths. It’s what I was made for. Some people were made to do things, I was made to think things. It gives me joy, and it’s my prayer that my thoughts, in some small way, may give other joy as well.
Unfortunately, my thinking has been interrupted as of late by some setbacks, the kind that are normal to living as a human, but can be hard on the thinking process. Because of that I have not written anything in almost two weeks. Call it writer’s block, a bruised ego, a broken heart, or pure anxiety, or call it all four, and you’d be right. Whatever you call it, I’ve been AWOL. Every day I say, “Today will be the day,” but it has, in fact, not been the day.
The truth is I am currently working on a book on hope while feeling like I’m struggling against hopelessness. This often happens in my book writing process, whatever I am working on always comes with a midterm test on the subject. It’s God’s way of helping me to be prepared to write my final ‘paper’ I believe. This midterm has been a real bear, and I’ve heard you have to just lay down and play dead when a bear’s coming at you, so that’s what I’ve been doing. Playing dead.
But, I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, so I hope to be back up and running soon. I would love any prayers you all have for this process and appreciate your continued support as subscribers. It means a lot to me that you are just there and just reading my words.
I’l leave you with this definition by Tim Keller of hope:
“Hope is your heart looking for what’s good.”
Today, may we all look at our lives and see what’s good.