A while back I submitted something to this group project I stumbled across on twitter. The chatter went something like, “so pumped to be included in this project!” and being somewhat
nosey curious, I inquired about the project of mention.
Anyway, so I did.
I wrestled hard with the piece I submitted, the subject is not something I’ve talked about much in this space, it’s still raw, and I’m still wrestling. I bled a little, as I wrote about my struggles with being in church, and then this landed in my inbox
— they accepted it. <Gulp> You’ll be able to read that piece in the upcoming book, Finding Church.
Only by God’s grace…
A few weeks later, after that project submission, I received an unexpected email from the beautiful and gifted Cara. She extended an invitation to me to be part of a project she’s heading up, a book entitled: Soul Bare: Reflexions on becoming human (a working title).
The list of contributing writers on this project is humbling and amazing. I cannot believe I have been blessed with this opportunity. I just stand in awe.
By the way…I believe Soul bare is still accepting contributions–hint, hint.
I am humbled at how God chooses to answer prayers. It’s never the way I imagine, and always, ultimately–infinitely better.
Only by God’s grace, my friends–His ridiculous, flagrant grace.
I am deeply humbled and grateful.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 14-15
Giving thanks for this today, and so much more, beyond 1000 gifts!