First off, thank you for all your support earlier this week!
Second, I wanted to give you another look at what Hope in the Middle is all about.
The book is divided into 2 parts…Unchanging Hope and Changing Hope.
Part 1 includes foundational chapters like:
-Hope in the Middle of Waiting
-Hope in the Middle of the Unexpected
-Hope in the Middle of Senseless Prisons
Part 2 includes more practical chapters like:
-I am not perfect.
-It’s easy to get fixated on me.
-There’s more to food than food.
And Part 2 is the one I almost deleted. Every. Single. Word. Of. It.
Because it’s pretty raw. And makes me feel vulnerable.
Basically, I’ve listed out for you the top 14 areas of life that I struggle with–The top 14 areas that tempt me towards hopelessness.
Here’s an excerpt from the introduction to Part 2:
“But how can I find hope in these long, mundane days? (No, not the really tough ones that force me to my knees.) I’m talking about the ones where all I do is change diapers and get snacks all day. What about the ones where I’m stuck in the same traffic again or dealing with the same nonsense issues? Where’s the hope in this?”
So there’s your warning. The outside of this book may be pretty (so thankful for creative people). But the inside…Well, you’ll see.
Praying somehow you can relate, and that we can all start living more hope-filled lives!
“And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.” (Colossians 1:21-23)
And if you’re wondering what I did on release day…well, here it is!