Everything was all set. Ken and I were going to cook dinner for our house guest on a Sunday evening. Simple. Easy. Casual. Just the three of us. Then three became seven. My husband asked if we could invite a good friend of us all, her husband, and daughter over to dinner as well. My first response: no. I couldn't wrap my head around having a dinner party for six. All the excuses for why I couldn't host six people were racing through my mind. But then I stopped myself and started figuring out how to make it happen.
Those who know me well, know that I am not much of a reader. That said, I am intentionally reading more especially given that I am a budding author. What author doesn't read? Last July I set out to read The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. The book was given to me several years ago by my grandparents, but it landed where all books land - on the shelf of forgottenness. At the same time I signed up for a Kingdom Writer's Conference in San Diego, and Paul Young was one of the speakers. Made sense to read the book; I am so glad I did! In case you are living under a rock, or just choosing not to be connected to the world right now, The Shack is big news because the movie version released this past weekend. And the movie is just as controversial as the book.
"Do Not Disturb" signs are awesome when you are staying in a hotel. They are not awesome when they are hanging around your neck! Nothing I am about to write is original content. In fact, it is straight out of Joyce Meyer's mouth. She gave a message called Do Not Disturb Me Part 1: Living In God's Timing. I can't even remember what the whole message was about (hence I have included the link for my own refresher). But, I do remember her wearing a "Do Not Disturb" sign around her neck. It was a very striking image - one that will stick with me for a lifetime.