I leave with more weight than I came with.
Not just because of all the great food they served at the ACFW Conference in St. Louis, but also because of all the free books and those I bought after I resolved not to.
I’ve already paid for the airline to relieve me of my baggage, but now it’s so heavy I fear the cost might climb.
I stagger up to the baggage drop, and heave the biggest suitcase on the scale. I hold my breath as the meter thingie wavers between 47 and 51 pounds. It finally settles at 49. Whew! One pound saves the day.
Follow me over to The Barn Door today for the rest of this story.
Note: About those top books–My sticky sock sister and My Book Therapy therapist Rachel Hauck suggested I pick up Susan May Warren’s The Book Buddy. But then I “needed” the companion book From the Inside Out, and while I was at the book table, I “had” to pick up her Kiss and Tell (How to Write a Romance) that I’ve not been able to find anywhere else. (Susie tells me she expects to have a site link later this week.)
Then I came home to find Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity and Writing by L.L. Barkat (yay!) and Mindfulness by Ellen Langer (The High Calling’s current book club selection.)
I just keep taking on more weight. Really, I think it’s time to dump some of that weight into my own book(s).
How often do we drop our loads only to pick them up again?
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. ~Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV)
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ~Galatians 5:1 (NIV)