So, I finally have a computer connected to the Internet, after a few weeks off. But, I find that I still have some technical problems. We might have to scrap this one and start over, for all I know.
On the upside, losing the distraction of surfing and blogging helped me tackle, and even finish, quite a few projects I’d been putting off. I’ve been reading and researching and participating in study groups and have been settling into a new church home. On that last subject, I would like to officially take back everything I ever thought about people who talked about how hard it was for them to find a church home. I worked my way through seven other churches before I found this one. More on that someday, maybe. (Or maybe not. I think C.S. Lewis might have had a point when he said that public quibbling by Christians probably kept more unbelievers away from the Kingdom than it drew to any one denomination.) For the record, there was not one church along the way where the people in the congregation weren’t wonderful and welcoming. The main trouble was finding a church service that didn’t aim to be entertainment. (Sigh.)
I have two books published now – just self-published, but they’re selling pretty well, thank goodness (our area has been hit pretty hard by the recession, and we are glad of the added income) – and I’ve got a few more books in the ‘final edits’ stage. (This is an inside joke, by the way. Once a book gets placed in a ‘final edits’ folder, I usually work on it for another couple of years or so. I like to think that as I get more experienced, I won’t do this. But I have my doubts. I really, really like to rewrite.)
Well, my hubby and I both have been down with what is politely called the stomach flu, and I’m ready to go get a nice cup of tea or something. We’re definitely on the mend, but I’m definitely not well yet, either. (Yawn.)
Thanks to the downtime, I have several hundred emails to wade through, and a backlog of work to catch up on, and news to catch up on, and all this while I’m in a book-writing jag. But I’ll try to get this blog back up and running fairly soon.