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(1) I got almost zip writing done as I researched what an acoustic guitar might have cost in 1969. Anybody out there know for sure? Both for something nice, like a Gibson, and for something that would be sold to a beginner with no money. I can come close using a price index, but that’s not definitive.
(2) Friday evenings are Celebrate Recovery at the Boise Vineyard. The program Celebrate Recovery, based on the Beatitudes and the 12 Steps, began in Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church and has spread rapidly across the country. It’s for anyone trying to overcome hurts, habits, and hang-ups. If you’ve read my novel, Beyond the Shadows, you know my life has been impacted by the alcoholism of a loved one. Because of it, I deal with codependency traits that I’d love to change. God has delivered me and changed me so much over the years, but He and I know there is much yet to do. (Sanctification takes a lifetime. We’re never done. But at least we don’t have to stay stuck where we were.) Most 12 Step programs, although helpful (and I learned so much about alcoholism through the literature of Al-Anon), don’t quite do it for me. I need to be with believers who understand and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the Higher Power, the one and only true Higher Power. I highly recommend CR to others, no matter what your issues — addictions, codependency, eating disorders, bad habits, old hurts, etc.
[Note to self: Do not drink a can of pop shortly before bedtime. It makes one have to get up in the middle of the night.]
As I snuggled back into my pillow and beneath my warm down comforter, I had the pleasure of hearing Sean Connery’s voice whispering to me: "Don’t think. Write!" I don’t know if I’m quoting from the movie Finding Forrester verbatim or not, but it’s close. And that’s exactly what I need to do today. DON’T THINK. WRITE! I know that every writer who saw that movie responded to that scene and to those words. There are times we have to get out of our own way and just write.
That’s what I plan to do today.