It’s late summer in the Blue Mountains, and that means the boys are back at school, and I have lots of time to write, and occasionally water the roses. The book I’m working on at the moment features stories from Asia and the Arab world, of other people’s faith and service, rather than my own, so that’s been a wonderful gift – interviewing people in fascinating places, and immersing myself in their joys and struggles, and asking all the questions that would normally sound too nosy. Darren travelled with me for the latest interview, which occurred on a bumpy 12 hour jeep ride through the jungle of Orissa, directing hundreds of questions to a lady who has served there for 40 years. I filled up my notebook with glimpses of grace, and cerebral malaria, and perseverance, and rebels, and the deep, enduring love of God. I need to finish this book!
I’m also really excited about speaking opportunities this year, including presenting ‘The Zookeeper’ at schools and churches in Sydney. ‘The Zookeeper’ is the story that I wrote last year and it turned into a gospel presentation for families with puppets and drama and music and dance and interactive songs. The team and I (and the puppets) will be presenting at Macarthur Anglican School on the 3rd March, followed by Blue Mountains City Church and then Glenmore Park Anglican Church in April. For more information or to make a booking, please go to ‘The Zookeeper’ page, or contact my manager, Leeanne Smith on 95013421.
I’d love to be in contact with you, somehow. If you would like to know more about my books, go to the book page. If you would like to know where I’m speaking, go to the events page. If you would like to know what I’m thinking, go to the ‘latest news’ page. Actually, there may not be anything new there, so in that case, head over to my facebook page… and say hello, and I’ll say hello back, from my desk, as I think and write about the jungle.