I’ve been working from early morning to late at night for the last four days or so typing furiously on my laptop. To be honest I felt your prayers. God energized me through His Holy Spirit (and several Venti Coffees from Starbuck’s) and I was able to finish two thirds of my book!
As I reflect on the truths that God taught me before I was eighteen years old and how many of these learning experiences were directly tied to some radical chain of events that unfolded in my life, I stand in awe of God’s Sovereignty. While my story is pretty, well, crazy (the book is called Call me Crazy after all) your story is no less signficant. Just know this, God is working through every situation of your young, volatile life to put together something beautiful.
Don’t resist it. Enjoy the ride even if get’s bumpy.
Anyway, here are the chapter titles that I think that I’m going to go with…
Death encounter #1 War of the womb
Mom, the baseball bat and the purpose of life
Shattered glass, slit wrists and sin
Death encounter #2: Poisoned
Demon dogs are after me
Jack and Jesus
Hell made me pee my pants
Bob and God
Let Jesus into my what?
Bullets, Bibles and the Burbs
Death encounter #3: Butterscotch Candy
Adam, Eve and the missing link
A bad dad will drive you mad
Yankee’s Weird, Wild and Wonderful Church
$50 worth of pennies buys a lot
Report cards on Judgment Day
The cloud that haunts me still
A whole lot of shaking going on
The Phone Call from Hell
Oh brother where art thou?
The shopping mall and the essence of knowing
Holy Spirit Hustle
Death encounter #4: Massive Heart Attack
One Rogue Uncle
My Circle of Friends
Granny’s got a gun…run!
“Heaven is non-smoking ma!”
The Maker of Eric and Earth
Worship while you work
Each of these chapters ties into a truth about God that he taught me through the experience. Do you like these chapters? Any suggestions? What’s your favorite? Who loves ya?