Life Goal: Accomplished


This happened Sunday.

When a friend texted me last week and told me that Frank Peretti would be the guest speaker at a local church Sunday and ‘thought you may be interested’…to say I was excited would be a drastic understatement. I quickly informed the midget that we would be visiting that church on Sunday! And she was only a little less excited than me.

The Oath was my favorite book for years, and to date the first Cooper Kids book is the only book that when I finished reading, I immediately started reading again. As a child, when I had stories in my head, but no real idea how to get them out onto paper (something I didn’t truly figure out until I was in my early 20s), I just wanted to write like Peretti. I read The Oath multiple times before I entered high school, and this book was the one that my entire junior high read. There would be dares for people to read it while camping.

As I do whenever I meet someone famous…I basically froze up when we went to get our books signed. But he was gracious and patient and really nice person. All three of us got our books signed- all of us The Oath even though we hadn’t told each other what we’d bring! I felt better because midget’s friend froze up as well.

If you ever get a chance to hear Frank Peretti speak- take it. I have never heard some so enthusiastic and animated. You would never have guessed this was a famous author on stage, he had come to speak for the morning sermon- and that is he spoke on. It was all about the amazingness of God. Actually, it was more like this: “ISN’T GOD AMAZING!?  WOW, LOOK AT THIS STORY, IT FITS IN THE WHOLE WORD! IT’S AMAZING!” Because you cannot start to express the enthusiasm without all caps. All caps aren’t enough. He spoke on the road to emmaus (Luke 24:13-30), and went on to talk on how the whole Bible fits together to tell the story of Christ.

Now if there can just be a Plumb concert in the Spokane area I will have seen every artist/author/actor/actress I wanted to see.


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Heidi Joelle

I identify myself as a storyteller. Sometimes I sound more like Nemo's dad from Finding Nemo, but sometimes the story tells itself and is beautiful.Thank you for stopping by. Sincerely, Heidi Joelle

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