This fall I am attending a class about the life of theologian, Howard Thurman. In this class our chief objective is to think of our own spiritual lives. How did our faith find us? What have we learned so far?
I got to thinking. Hmm...I've made so many bad turns and wondered down winding roads leading me back to where I was afraid to go. I really need to figure this thing out before it's too late.
Well, two weeks ago I received an invitation to review-one of my gospel favorites- Amy Grant's memoir, Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far." What I discovered is that she--like me-- has struggled on her soul's journey, worried whether her children would find their faith, and wondered if her life as an artist was what God wanted for her.
"I have been a part of several Billy Graham crusades since then. The last one was in Minneapolis in the late nineties. Before the evening started, I had a chance to visit with Billy.I felt pretty sure I was headed for a divorce, though no one knew it but me, and out of respect, I felt like I needed to tell him that my life was derailing. His organization sets a high standard. If I was going to stand on his stage as an invited guest, I didn't want anyone to be taken surprise by later events. He talked to me about his own children, reminding me that God is always at work in our lives, even when we take the long way home. The good news of the gospel was as powerful[to me] in the tiny curtained-off backstage area where we spoke as it was in the full-to-capacity stadium that night."
I invite you to read Amy's story and discover your own. This month Christian Fiction Blog is hosting the Fall into Thankswriting Contest. We are giving away three copies of Amy Grant's memoir through a drawing.
How to enter this contest?
- You must be a subscriber of Christian Fiction Blog.Subscribe to christianfiction by Email
- You must post a short comment about how Amy Grant’s music has inspired your life.
- And…pledge to write a piece of your own life’s mosaic to read to your family this Thanksgiving. (Girl Scouts Honor :)