As you may or may not know, life was pretty tough for my family and I in 2005 and 2006. Somehow in that time of pruning and nakedness, though, I started writing... and I don't mean just this blog, but stuff I got paid for. Pretty soon, I was writing a lot... and a lot more.
One of those projects is this book... and I got my first "author's case" of copies today. I wrote it with/for SonLife ministries last year, and it is intended to take someone through 30 days of devotions on the healing miracles of Jesus.
Honestly? That whole experience was (and still is) so surreal that I never imagined it was even happening. I've never taken a writing course, and yet here I was enjoying such a cool opportunity. I mean, it's absolutely absurd in a lot of ways.
So to hold this book in my hands today felt weird.
Maybe I should have done some cartwheels or something, but instead I just found myself quiet... still... humbled.
I'm so small, and God is so big.
So again, I share this with you because you have been a part of that journey. When I was sitting on my couch in between four other jobs trying to write this thing, my blog was often times a place of sanity for me (as were your comments). I think it and you is as much a part of this book as anything I wrote.
Then there is my wife... and my boys. I swear so many people miss out on the amazing blessing they are to me. They have a sort of behind-the-scenes ministry of support that is often overlooked and unglamorous, and yet they keep praying for and encouraging me.
Of course, as these things often go another guy got involved editing the book, so we share co-author tags on it. That's fine by me... I've been a ghost writer before, so I'm just thankful for the chance to be a part of the ripple this might have across the Kingdom.
Which, by the way, is something worth doing a cartwheel about.
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)