When God Tears Off Your Skin

At some point in this back and forth, I stop and let the engine idle until it dies out. Then I sit in the snow silence and stare through the lines of trees to where the sun drops down behind the hills, over the river that’s too far away to see. I sit there and I marvel to myself about how much God asks of us. Nothing short of tearing off our old skin. Nothing short of baring us naked before the world, tender and stinging. Nothing short of that.

That’s a snippet of the blog I wrote that you can find today over at Deeper Story. Click HERE to read the entire post.

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I’ve found this whole break from social media and self-promotion an interesting and revealing practice – I’ll blog more about that next week. It’s not easy, when you’ve been shouting for a long time, when you’re used to the attention, to sit down quietly on the park bench and watch all the people walk by. But it’s a good thing.

I hope this is a solid week for you. I hope you find what you’re looking for.

5 Replies to “When God Tears Off Your Skin”

  1. Hi Shawn, I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your last several posts writing about social media and the idea of self-promotion. They were somewhat instrumental when I had those same thoughts that you had as I wrote my most recent blog post. I’m looking forward to reading more about the discoveries you’ve had and are having in relation to social media and self-promotion.

  2. Definitely not easy and I can imagine how much harder it is when you are a writer!
    I’ve been on facebook since July and at first it was way too quiet and so strange as you put it “to watch people walking by”.
    What if I miss something?
    What if I miss a pregnancy/birth/engagement announcement?
    What if I miss something huge?

    Now here I am in March and I’m doing just fine. My friends now update me the “old fashioned” way: through texts or emails or by…actually talking to me! :-)

    1. There’s something nice about simplicity, isn’t there, Laura? Something nice about withdrawing to a manageable pace. Thanks for commenting.

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