Finally making turtle-speed progress on my book and its been over a week since I got off all social media. I spent 3 or 4 hours last Saturday at Flinn Springs Park gutting my entire book and hooking it on a new framework. I am pleased with the direction and form the story will now take, however, it required me to get rid of my old opening which I’d written while I was in jail almost 5 years ago. Really, I was attached to that beginning. Maybe I can use it later but it isn’t going to work for the beginning right now.
Other than that, I’m spending as much time being around people as I can to counteract the heaviness of what I am writing. Seriously delving into the past, no matter how healed from it I feel, still sucks. It’s helpful to keep some levity at the top of my mind because regardless of how bad things got, I did always still have a stupid sense of humor about it all. Mostly because I wished so badly I’d die and ya know, I couldn’t make it happen. It was a stupidly funny place to be to not be able to die!
If that sounds sick its because it was.
I went to church today and saw 4 men get saved by the Holy Spirit today. Usually, I clap and pray for the souls that go up there but today, I just felt supremely joyful for them. There really is so much power in the redemption Jesus brings, I can’t explain my life without it. So I pray that they continue being led by the Spirit that saved them and that their lives become more joyful and fulfilled.
Also, got to meet with my new sponsee today. It never ceases to amaze me how much I have in common with people after I get to talk to them one-on-one. The older I get, the more I enjoy people. I’m constantly reminded of God’s creativity and soul when I can sit with another person and see His image in them.
Anyway, here’s a pic of me because I don’t know what else to post and sending selfies to people just seems weird.