A Readiness to Die

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.  It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.  ~G.K. Chesterton

Today my regularly scheduled post can be found over at my friend Andi’s blog (link at the bottom of the page). It’s about writing and life and courage – check it out.

Andi’s got a fabulous thing going over there, writing about art and books, music and life. Her mother passed away on Thanksgiving Day, about 6 weeks ago, so if you’re looking for someone who knows what it’s like to suffer loss and writes about it in a raw, beautiful way, you’ll want to add her blog to your feed reader.

But before I hand over that cherished link, here are three things I’m super-duper excited about these days:

1) We had our first week of “8 Weeks in the Red” and the whole thing was remarkable. If you are looking for a place to safely explore ideas around religion, faith and spirituality, (and you live within driving distance of Gap, PA) you should think about coming.

2) I’ve got a few speaking gigs lined up to talk about my latest book, “83 Lost Sheep,” co-written with Gerry Stoltzfoos. If you’d like me to come to your church to talk about it, let me know.

3) I’m doing a lot of guest posts this month, including visits at AndiLit, Janet Oberholtzer, Crazy Widow, Rachel Held Evans, and The House Studio. I love each of these blogs.

Now head on over to Andi’s blog and check out my guest post on writing and courage.

2 Replies to “A Readiness to Die”

  1. What. Oh nooo. I had no idea about her loss. There’s a very good chance that if I had, I wouldn’t have namechecked MY mother twice in the post I did for her. Oh man.

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