Day 6 – August 6, 2014

My phone delivered four life-altering (in ways small or large) nuggets of emotional momentousness today.

  1. I received another Middle Ground rejection today. (E-mail received on my phone.)
  2. I had a difficult time caring about that rejection too much, because of an amazing review which a fellow author wrote for I’ve Loved These Days. Of course I greatly appreciated the kind words she wrote, and I was unbelievably humbled by them, but more than anything, I could tell from her review that she got it. She heard what I was trying to say through the writing, and it was a powerful reassurance that I wasn’t writing into an abyss. (Facebook notification received on my phone.)
  3. I learned the word “taradiddle,” which is a small lie. I think “taradiddle” is a delightful word, and I intend to work it into conversations whenever possible henceforth. (Dictionary.com Word of the Day app on my phone.)
  4. I was reminded of these Bible verses, Colossians 3:1-2: Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (YouVersion Bible app Verse of the Day, received, of course, on my phone.)

It was amazing how each of these things played into the next. (Okay, that was a taradiddle. The Word of the Day was just a little bit of fun and had little impact on my day.) And by the time God threw an opportunity at me today, seemingly from out of the blue, my heart was ready for it.

Isn’t that fascinating? I think it’s fascinating how things which seem relatively small in the grand scheme of things can be preparing us in ways we can’t understand for things we would never expect.

I can’t say much more right now – partially because there are details to be revealed later and partially because bike-riding with my son awaits – but I will be telling you much more in the coming days. For now, suffice it to say it was a good day. It was a day in which I was blown away by God’s love and His magnificent, mysterious ways.

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