I’ve got a couple of birthdays to be grateful for. Today marks 64 years in this world. Life is good. Filled with delight and struggle, love and loss. Thank you for letting me share with you my reflections about my messy life and where I’ve found God in it. My hope continues to be that my writing invites you into reflections of your own.
The second birthday celebration is for my latest book. About six months ago Looking for God in Messy Places hit the shelves (and Audible). Thanks for all your kind responses. And please remember how important your Amazon reviews and ratings can be in inviting others into our community of hope and wonder.
Over the past six months I’ve been thrilled to meet with readers online. Zoom meetings with book groups. Podcasts. Webcasts. And now that the pandemic is receding a bit I’m thrilled to be meeting with folks at in-person events as well. If you would like to schedule something with me either online or in-person drop my assistant Holly Windham a line (email@example.com).
In the meantime, here are a couple of links to recent events:
Six Bridges Book Festival (Little Rock)
I’m so grateful to and for all of you. Take care of yourselves. And remember that you are the beloved.
Happy birthday, Jake. I celebrated my 70th on Thursday! So grateful for every day and every blessing.
Happy Birthday Madeline!
I’ve already said “Happy Birthday” to each of you and yet it’s still nice to take this chance to say have a great year, and my wish for you both is many happy returns! My birthday is today (the 31st, already 31st in NZ) so although Jake and I are a day different it’s like being the same day lol. I’m joyously thankful to both of you, for your kind, uplifting and insightful writing.
Happy Birthday, Liz! And what an October Birthday group we are!
Aren’t we? we’re quite an October birthday brigade! Pretty neat really.. the close proximity of our special days!
Indeed! And I admit to still getting caught off guard by the time difference between LA and NZ!
Both the date *and* the time of day are pretty out-of-whack, crazy to get one’s head around! Seasonal opposites too. Lol 😀
Happy Birthday. My small group and I have loved reading your books and have had our eyes opened to looking at things differently. Thank you so much. Have a happy day.
Thank you Helen. ❤️
Happy Birthday Bishop Jake! 🎉🙏🏼
Enjoy every moment !
You are a true blessing in a challenging world.
Thank you, Lorelei!
Congratulations and happy birthday!
Happy birthday to you!
I feel blessed to have “stumbled” across your FB page and have been inspired by your writings, your insight. They have helped me find a place in this messy world. 🙏🏽
Thank you Janet. Glad we stumbled into each other
Birthday Blessings, Jake!!
Thanks JoAnne! It’s great to hear from you
Happy birthday and blessings to you, indeed. I’ve enjoyed your blog and have just ordered your book. Will definitely leave a review when it gets to the top of my To Be Read list. Your message is so important in today’s world.
Thank you Elizabeth!
Bishop Owensby – We have the exact same Birthday! I was also born on 10/30/1957. For the past couple of weeks, the Beatles “When I’m 64” kept playing in my mind. The line “Yours sincerely, wasting away” was especially front and center. How did I get so old and when will I get the wisdom that comes with age. Happy Belated.
That is really neat! Belated happy birthday to you
A nice surprise that you and Bishop Owensby share the same birthday! Wishing you many happy returns. “When will I get the wisdom that comes with age?” is a great question, I’d love to know the answer to that one lol! [I’ve got 7 yrs before reaching 64, birthday 31 Oct :)] Best wishes for the year ahead!
Thank you Jake.