Today is not only my birthday, it is my thirtieth birthday!
I’m pretty excited about it, actually. I think I’ve earned thirty by now: 11 years of marriage and a fifth baby on the way. When I was in my late teens I couldn’t wait to be twenty — a real grownup! I feel similarly with thirty. Turns out when you turn twenty, even if you’re married with your first baby on the way, people still act like you’re a kid. Well, so now I’m thirty. That’s a real grownup, right? Of course right.
Anyway, I wanted to do something fun on my birthday here at my blog, so I am giving away a book! I will imitate the hobbits and give a gift on my birthday.
I have a slim paperback called The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy, and Women’s Work by Kathleen Norris. It’s an interesting and thought-provoking little book, based upon a lecture she gave. Then she ended up incorporating the content into her full-length book Acedia and Me, which I now own, making the little booklet a redundancy on my shelves.
So I’m giving it away — maybe to you!
It does have some underlining and a note here or there, but all lightly in pencil.
All you have to do is leave a comment. I’ll pick a winner on Monday!
being rendered temporarily mindless as we toil is what allows us to approach the temple of holy leisure. When confronting a sink full of dirty dishes […] I generally lose sight of the fact that God is inviting me to play. — Kathleen Norris, The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy, and Women’s Work