First, if you haven’t seen the new Mac ads on TV, visit the site and watch all six of them. They are a hoot, even if you aren’t a Mac user. One of them played tonight during American Idol. As my regular readers know, I joined the Mac "cult" in February of this year after 22 years as a PC user. I have truly fallen in love with my Mac (both the machines and operating system).
Speaking of AI, what will I write about in my blog when the season is over? Hmm. I chose not to "live" blog tonight. Whether the contestants did great or poor, I’ve got to salute these kids for how far they’ve come since try-outs began. Predictions for who will go home tomorrow? Most at risk, IMHO, are Paris, Taylor, and Elliott. That’s not to say they didn’t do well; I just think they are at risk. I didn’t care for either of Chris’s songs, but I think his popularity will carry him further than this. I loved Katharine’s second performance, and I think she is safe for now, too. No matter who goes home tomorrow night, I will be conflicted about it.
Recently, I had a reader write to me, asking how I handled infidelity in my novel, The Forgiving Hour. She said she didn’t want to read something that showed cheap/easy forgiveness for this type of betrayal. I answered her question as best I could. Tonight I heard from her again:
I cried and grew from the depth of your characters and how God moved in and through them. Like Francine River’s character Michael in REDEEMING LOVE, I marveled at Michael Dakota’s ability to reach the core of God’s forgiveness of sin and see beyond it toward his dad and Sara. Kevin was a blessed touch, especially for betrayed and widow part of me, wanting to see second chances at love. THANK YOU for your gifted work. May the Lord continue to bless you, Robin.
That’s the type of reader response that keeps an author going, day in and day out.
In the grip of His grace,