I can’t decide if I should tell you about my new Amazon Fire stick today, and the ethical dilemma it poses, or if I should gloss over that and simply update you on what’s on my burners.

This April there’s nothing on my back burners. Everything is front and center.

This is also my Birthday month which means I’m getting older again, which means I don’t have as long to live relatively speaking, which means I need to get on the ball and stop being so lazy.

Anyone who knows me is rolling their eyes right now.

But honestly, this is just a typical day in the life of a single Christian. We might look like we’re being very productive but it’s just because we’re not spending time arguing with spouses or doing monkey business, and we’re not wiping snotty noses and folding laundry.

That saves us at least 18 hours in a day.

But we do Netflix, so take away 14 of those saved hours and it still leaves us 4 hours ahead of y’all married folks.

Anyway, as I was saying, this is a busy month.

I’m working on two new projects this month that I CANNOT WAIT to tell you about and this is not just me hyping it up. I’m totally serious. You’re gonna love what I’m putting together for you. Straight up.

This month I’m also going to Oklahoma. This is a thing. I mean, if you’ve never been to Oklahoma, baby you ain’t livin’ yet. I’m already making room for fried pies and well, fried pie.

I’ll be speaking at the BGCO again this year, but get this – someone made a typo in the program and has me on the main stage. Yeah, baby. I’m gonna be flying high in OKC. If you’re planning on being there, don’t say you weren’t warned. And if you’re worried you’re missing out, you better believe you are.

I’ll also be rounding up the local colleges this month – Judson next week and Moody Grad Chapel the following week. Eat your hearts out millennials everywhere. We’re taking this thing down.

Lastly, I’m headed to Lebanon at the end of the month despite the president’s electronic device ban for middle east flights. Not gonna lie, I thought about backing out when I got wind of this nonsense, but my soft heart got the best of me. There are refugees to care for and nothing’s gonna stop me now.

Seriously, though, we’re hosting our next Medical and Dental trip to care for Syrian refugees and turns out we still have room for more donations. It’s the craziest thing, but the giving has been below our expectations. No pressure, but if you like Syrian refugees this is the time to show it.

Haha.

Just kidding.

I mean, not really…but…sort of.

Anyway, I’m also hosting an Arabic Bible Conference in Lebanon for singles again this year – on my birthday. Yup. This is how truly amazing I am. I can’t get my friends to celebrate my birthday with me so I now host conferences to make sure someone does.

On a high note, my Bible is falling apart which according to Spurgeon means I’m not. Some of you might have been concerned about me after my touchy feely blog last week (read here) which is why I figured I needed to balance the touchy feely side of Lina with this other half that many of you know and love. Alas, we are both one and the same.

So. With that in mind, I was totally serious about you donating to the Leb work. Here’s the link to make it easier for you. If you don’t give I promise to….well, I promise nothing.

I love you just the way you are.

And don’t ask me about the Firestick cause I’m not tellin. Ever.

Yours,

L.

PS if you’re massively disappointed about the lack of spiritual emphasis on the blog this week, here’s a post from the archives, and a free chapter of my book Thrive, and a verse I’ve been meditating on: 2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us“, and just to make sure you remain a satisfied customer, here’s a link for a podcast that will surely rev you up. 


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19 thoughts on “A brief and riveting personal update

  1. Thanks for making me laugh! I’m so thankful God allowed us to get Right Now Media at our church. Scrolling through the different studies we landed on Resolved. It has been a fun and hard ride and we all feel like we know you.

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  2. Oh Happy Birthday soon to be!! 🙂 You are lovely!! 🙂
    Enjoy the moments, Lina!! It slips away like sand ..LOL..
    Blessings to you and your loved ones. ; )

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  3. Lina…my bible study gals cannot get enough of you. We did Resolved and they loved you so much we are now doing Stripped. Thank you for challenging us. We need more!! God bless you in your commitment to ministry.

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  4. Arbuckle Fried Pies are waiting for you Lina! Program typo real funny! The truth is the ladies from Oklahoma are saying “FINALLY Lina is speaking from the Big Stage at Falls Creek Conference Center”!

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  5. I really really appreciate your blog. I just want to share – everyone’s schedule is different and I am concerned about the busy label being thrust on families – and the Netflix bingers on singles. There are ton of singles – especially in my field of social work – who are fighting to have a work/life balance. As an attorney for abused children, I am one of those persons. To have community, I feel like I am constantly sacrificing something at work that needs my attention and at work there are friends, family, and sister/brothers in the body of Christ I would love to be spending more time with and oh how I desire to write more but lack motivation aftee my long work hours! I just wanted to share. You are one of the few Christian bloggers to singles in Christ so please hear so much gratitude and respect in this sentence. All of the above is just my heart wanted the body of Christ to recognize the valid cross of the unmarried. I know you do. Be blessed.

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