A few days ago I posted something silly on my Facebook page. Asking facetiously, if slathering a saltine with butter is considered diet food. And it conjured up all kinds of responses, most of which had nothing to do with dieting.
I found out for those living abroad, saltine is a curious word. And for others, it evokes childhood memories of buttering crackers in restaurants to pass time while waiting for dinner. The mere mention of salty buttered goodness caused many to salivate.
A simple question affirming what you probably already know. We need each other.
Because your memories of saltines (or lack of them) inform, broaden and help shape what I think about them. And together, we find wonder in what might have otherwise been passed over.
And because we need each other and your voice matters to me, I want to ask you to join me on an adventure to find wonder in the ordinary of every day, beyond the saltine cracker.
Starting Wednesday, April 3rd, Duane Scott and I will be co-hosting a book club on Margaret Feinberg’s new book Wonderstruck (chapter four inspired the Sabbath Society for those in the sisterhood). We’ll fire up Redemption Beauty Book Club and throw the doors open on our blogs every Wednesday through April, engaging in conversation, two chapters at a time.
We’re inviting you to link up your stories on discovering the wonder of God whether you read the book or not. And if you don’t blog, we invite you to leave your much needed perspective in the comments. Heaven knows if we can start a conversation with a saltine cracker, we won’t be at a loss for words on wonder.
Then on Monday, April 29th Margaret Feinberg will be guest posting on my column, Living the Story at BibleDude.net with an opportunity to link up your posts from the theme Rise. Columnists will select a favorite from the collection of links to be featured later on the site.
Whew, think I covered everything. Oh, and did I tell you I’m leading a small group in my hometown on the book too?
I hope you’ll join us for this adventure through the season of Eastertide. And bring a friend too. Because sometimes it takes more than one day to absorb the mystery of the risen Christ.
Anyone remember those white after dinner mints with the flavored jelly inside? How about the Flaming Pit, ring a bell? Anyone?