It was a commitment by bloggers to write for the 31 days of October, linking their blog to a main page so that anyone could follow along on the topics that interested them. It was wonderful! It was a great way to find new writers and meet new readers!
Ten years ago, in the midst of life with a 3-year-old and 3 1-year-olds, I wrote about how I could take the daily busy work that I was already doing, and use it to bless others. How to Use Your Martha to Be a Mary began!
Even then, I had every intention of turning the over 10,000 words I had written into a book of some sort.
10 years, a massive home salvage, a fifth child, and a whole lot of life later I finally managed it.
This book came out in 2016, it was one that I immediately pre-ordered and then it sat on my shelf. I wanted to sit and savor, to really enjoy this book, but in that moment life was burning and I was crashing.
I finally picked it up this week. MAN! What is it about picking up just the right book at just the right time?!
First off, if you have read this book before, I suggest re-reading it in light of the current pandemic situation: So BEYOND relevant, particularly chapters 5-6.
I first “met” Logan at the 2012 Allume conference, and had been following her blog for sometime, “Enjoying Life for Dessert”. I loved her bright sparkly personality, and absolute joy and zest for life. I still do!
Logan does a fantastic job of speaking to those of us who are “less holy” than others. Those who get angry at God, who are willing to wrestle with Him, and not be ashamed when they throw a few curse words around. She meets those of us who have big feelings and big struggles with God, without being sanctimonious.
She addresses throughout the book what it means to have a Curious Faith, to not allow ourselves to become stagnant and complacent, guided by fear and worry, but to continually seek God in such a way that allows us to see fresh His movement in our lives, as well as our ability to move in Him growing constantly.