And I am still editing, round three. Writing a book is like thinking you’re running a marathon and finding out that you accidentally signed up for a triathlon. But, just as I imagine there are good things that come out of doing things like running marathons and competing in triathlons (and, as an aside, I will never discover those joys), there are also joys in editing a manuscript for the seventeenth time.
Today’s joy came from remembering some wise words of Barbara Brown Taylor and getting to include them in a chapter on bringing prayer to our bodies…
“I think it is important to pray naked in front of a full-length mirror sometimes, especially when you are full of loathing for your body…When I do this, I generally decide that it is time to do a better job of wearing my skin with gratitude instead of loathing. No matter what I think of my body, I can still offer it to God to go on being useful to the world…”
Learn more with Amy Julia:
If you haven’t already, you can subscribe to receive regular updates and news. You can also follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Goodreads, and you can subscribe to my Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast on your favorite podcast platform.