Ever since I’ve been actively writing and preparing for my Easter ebook, I’ve been feeling sick about it. I can’t really put my finger on why but it’s been a hard write. I alluded to this struggle a couple of weeks ago. A few times I’ve hid from my computer and prayed, “God, either this ebook is really you or you really don’t want me to do it because I feel like I’m going to throw up.”
The story of Jesus’ death and resurrection is not an easy story to tell, to teach or to explain. Clearly, I’m up for the challenge–I want my kids to know it. I believe kids can handle and know more than we think they can. I believe Jesus died for my kids as kids as much as He did for me or anyone else in the world.
So, this book…or rather, this message is a passion for me. But for some reason, it just hasn’t felt right. It hasn’t felt like the burning thing that Truth in the Tinsel was. And as much as I wanted to write a cool ebook that would be as popular, influence families (and yes, even make money), it’s just hit a wall day after day. Then, yesterday, my designer hit a road bump and had to back out.
What I’m trying to say is that the Easter ebook is not going to happen this year. I thought I could make it happen. But I don’t want to just “make it happen”. I want it to be a God-thing that has been planned for correctly.
I have been sick about this for the last 24 hours! What if everyone thinks I’m an idiot? What if I disappoint all these people? What if it’s just all my fault and I should have been more proactive? Why didn’t I start getting the book ready last May? Can you hear the turmoil in my heart?!
I’m not good at this stuff. I’m just a normal person trying to juggle kids, family, homeschool, laundry (ick), my inbox and the blog. So, I’m swallowing my pride and letting you know I can’t do what I said I’d do. I can’t make it happen.
[swift transition into happy thoughts]
Never fear, you are my friend! I want to give you whatever it is I’ve got! I want to journey with you during Easter this year! My goal here is to share-life, remember?
So, I’ve set up an email blast with some great Easter traditions and ideas, including some of last year’s Sense of the Resurrection series. This series is the basis for the ebook and is what my kids and I will be doing this year.
If you sign up below, you’ll get 10-ish emails from me (once a day) with a fun, interactive idea to experience a part of the Easter story together with your kids. My kids have already been asking about celebrating Resurrection Day. They can’t wait–neither can I!
So, enter your email address below! It’s free and your email will start as soon as you click SIGN UP!
Don’t forget about the Upside Down Prayers Twitter Party tonight at 9pm EST!