This month, dear reader, I'm taking a brief break from these weekly updates to work on a new novel that's been kicking around in my brain. I'll try to post occasional updates, but suspect my writing brain will be tired from all the exercise required to write 50,000 words in 30 days.
For those unfamiliar with the practice here's a link: http://nanowrimo.org/
I heard the founders of this organization give a talk on Youtube recently, in which they said something like, creative projects so rarely have a deadline. The genius of this program is it gives people a deadline to meet, a chance to risk creating something, and a community to become a part of during the struggle. That almost sounds like what the church could be, at least if the mission, is seeking something like justice, or offering mercy, or showing love to the world.
So, dear readers, wish me luck!
And, if I might give you some homework for the month, find a deadline for something that matters to you, be it in church or your life. Give yourself both permission and a reason to take the leap and fight the good fight.