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Monday, March 22, 2010

beginning.

I'd been toying with the idea of writing a book since long before my laptop crashed and erased everything I'd ever written, including the intro for said book. Friends and family have been encouraging me to write for as long as I can remember, possibly to get me to shut up, but more probably because they seem to like the Christmas letter I send each December and the lengthy emails I put out asking for prayer or a recipe or some other simple request it takes 1000 words to make. I've always modestly demurred when asked to publish a blog, believing that no one could possibly be interested in what I have to say and feeling that blogs are sooo self-centered. But since I was considering writing a book about myself, a magnum opus of arrogance, I thought I'd give it a try. So here it is. I'll write in it as often as the spirit moves me and my four children, one husband and three and a half rotten fish swimming in their own poo allows me.
This title comes from an email I sent to some friends a while back asking for prayers for a rough patch I was going through. One of my friends (you know who you are) fell in love with it. So this is my ode to her. The deal is Jesus, working his grace in my life and me being such a completely imperfect vessel to contain it. So imperfect. I'm tired of being surrounded by hurting people who slap a smile on and sit in the pick up line at school looking for all the world as if the biggest hurdle they are facing is deciding wether to renew their Allure magazine (more on this) subscription or what insanely expensive herb to give their kid for his cough. I'm tired of being one of them. So, this is me. Being real.

7 comments:

  1. This is your mother saying "I am so excited to read your blog!" I love to read whatever you write, real or otherwise. It ALWAYS blesses me, and usually causes me to laugh. I will be one of your most faithful readers.

    love you deep

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  2. YAY!!! I knew it was just a matter of time before you became a blogger :). Congrats on taking the plunge - I can't even tell you how excited I am to read along as you go.

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  3. I'm with you on the insanely expensive herb . . . :)

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  4. awesome, meg. Can't wait to read more!

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  5. This is me...posting a comment on a blog for the first time. See, you are already inspiring others to take a step! But seriously, thanks for putting it all out there, and for the laughs past and future.

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  6. Since we've become friends, I've checked my email 13X more often, in the hopes of having some of your delicious snippets in my inbox. Here's to reading more of what's in your head and heart. So glad for your newest risk (blogging, not the chickens--tho I think they're exciting, too) and your faithfulness to follow-through. Thanks for letting us in on the journey.

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