Wednesday, April 4, 2007
The Day the Ink Dried
Writing a book is like birthing a baby. The work ends in one sense, but new work begins. The ink is dry, the books are in stores and Amazon is finally shipping (today I noticed they only have 3 books left, but plan to stock up soon--oh good!).
Now I sit at my desk and wonder about some of the pages that never made final cut.
There were several sections I chose to cut out of Ruby Slippers. One was a series of short stories highlighting women from Scripture, ranging from Leah to Esther to Mary. I've saved them up for other opportunities.
One opportunity is coming up this Easter Sunday when Dale and I team up to speak.
I'll be dramatically reading a vignette I wrote. It's the story of Mary Magdalene's life and how one woman's testimony was key to Easter. My part will be integrated into Dale's message on hope. The event is hosted by our Little Church by the Sea, but it is for all of Laguna Beach. The city wide Community Sunrise Service (6:30 am or 9 am) might be a different way for you to approach Easter morning this year.
If you live locally, please consider coming. More details at our website here. Afterwards 100 copies of Ruby Slippers will be available.