Countdown: Day 21, and a note on publishing.

Three weeks from today (!), Naked Spirituality will be available. Here’s today’s quote:

A lot of people spend a lot of money every day trying to keep you from being grateful. They want you to think a lot more about what other people have than what you have, so you’ll want more. They want you to think a lot more about what you don’t have than what you do have, so you’ll want more. And if you want more, you’ll buy something from them, so they’ll have more. But will they appreciate the money they gain from stimulating your greed? Probably not, because they too have been sucked into the whole ‘never enough’ vortex of consumerism, so they’re seldom grateful and therefore never satisfied – which keeps them needling you to give them more of your money. (Brian D. McLaren, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words. HarperOne, 2011, Chapter 6)

For my friends in (or interested in) the publishing world, here’s an interesting article about the state of things – challenges and opportunities. (Thanks, E.C!) Articles like this make me especially grateful for all my faithful readers. I appreciate you! Thanks for your ongoing interest in my work. I don’t take for granted the privilege of writing for you.