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 you remember projectors in high school? Maybe I am dating myself, but in high school, all the teachers used projectors to show their notes or demonstrate a math or science problem. I would be surprised if they are still used today with all the advancements in technology. What does a projector do? It projects an item onto a screen or flat surface. It takes what is laying on top of it and shares it for all to see. Do you ever project? I project...a lot.
Sometimes when we discover the truth about who we are it hurts. I was bummed when I realized my obsession with the frayed chair was just a projection of my obsession with being accepted. But God is showing me the beauty of having frayed edges.