What a pleasure to celebrate our book this week! I felt honored that so many friends and fans chose to come to our book launch party. Despite the rain, we had a full house. Thank you for braving the downpour! You are my people! I loved seeing all of you.
Many of you who couldn’t make it were there with us in spirit. I’ll have photos and videos, stories and moments to share with you in an upcoming post.
My friend Robyn asked me how it feels to be a “celebrity author.”
I will tell you. It feels strange!
It reminds me of a year ago when I cut my hair short. I had many long hair habits I wasn’t aware of, including the pillow habit. When I put my head down on the pillow, I used to flip my hair up to the top of the pillow. For a solid six weeks, my hand went to my head to brush my hair up when I laid down.
Night after night, how surprised I was. No hair!
Then the night came when I put my head directly on the pillow without needing to sort out my hair first. I had no hair to tangle.
I learned how to be a person with short hair.
Now I am learning to be a person who lets her words live in public.
It’s tempting to protect my words. Keep them safe inside.
But how would I have adventures like this week?
I’m grateful to you for making a home for my words in your minds and hearts. Your encouragement keeps me going, keeps me writing. God bless you.
Lord, you are strength
when we are bruised, torn and questioning.
You are comfort
when loss crushes us and
we can’t stop the bleeding.
You are love
always seeking us even when
we can’t look up.
In the rain, in the night,
you are love, strength and comfort.
Always seeking us.
Always seeing us.
Who is an author you think I should read to help me grow spiritually or as a writer?