I am so encouraged (continually encouraged) by reading Anne Lamott’s work. Just now I’m reading (for the second time since Phil gave it to me for Christmas) Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers. Good grief – I love her writing so much. It is funny, genuine, insightful, thought-provoking, unpretentious, and wonderful. There is another writer whose work I also love, Sheila Vamplin, who blogs at Folk, Flocks, and Flowers. Her willingness to engage fully in life through times of both pain and joy, to reject vain pursuits, to own her emotions, and to connect with God lends her writing a depth and peace for which my heart hungers.
May I be as honest and as gentle as these two unsuspecting mentors of mine.