O Me of Little Faith

O Me of Little Faith


Confessions of One Who Hasn’t Blogged

posted by Jason Boyett

I have no excuses for not having blogged this week. Actually, I have one fairly good excuse. Thanks to all of you who participated in the Great Pocket Guide Giveaway of 2009 on Monday and Tuesday, I have spent most of my free time signing, packing, and shipping books.

In total, over a 24-hour period, I sold 58 boxes of Pocket Guide to the Bible for $0.01 + $19.99 shipping/handling. That’s 58 boxes x 48 books per box = 2784 books total.

That’s a whole lot of books. Thank you!

Some things I have discovered over the last few days:

Pocket Guides are small, but 48 of them weigh 21 lbs. 13 oz.

I can comfortably carry two boxes into the Post Office.

If people see you carrying two large boxes into the Post Office, they will go out of their way to open the door for you. (At least, that’s what they’ll do in Amarillo, Texas.)

If you ask nicely, postal employees will let you borrow a hand truck to haul boxes from your car.

I can sign 48 books in exactly 6 minutes, 20 seconds. I know this because I have timed myself. I timed myself because I am a nerd.

The Chicago Cubs tend to win baseball games by a large margin when I sign books while watching them play. So I will take credit for their offensive explosion this week.

It’s easiest for me to sign books on the floor, rather than on a table or desk.

My kids are excellent book-signing assistants:

Again, thanks to everyone who bought books. Most of them should be in the mail by next week.

———–

In other news, I’m the guest blogger today at Stuff Christians Like, with a post about saints and holiness. If you’ve been missing this blog, head on over there for some good times.



Advertisement
Comments read comments(4)
post a comment
Ann

posted July 31, 2009 at 3:37 pm


You have adorable book signing assistants.



report abuse
 

Saskia

posted August 3, 2009 at 3:58 am


I wish I had read earlier about the giveaway thing. Although I live in Europe so shipping costs would have come to over $20. BTW, loved your post at SCL! I've been reading backposts here and I might have to put you and Jon both at 1st place for funniest bloggers.



report abuse
 

j wright

posted August 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm


Just a quick thanks…my case o' books came in today. I'll do my best to write a decent review, once I finish reading one of them.



report abuse
 

dac

posted August 10, 2009 at 7:14 pm


Got my case. I am busy infecting countless unsuspecting southern baptists and my 80 year old mother in law is sending copies to all her non believing friends.



report abuse
 

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

More blogs to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting O Me Of Little Faith. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Red Letters with Tom Davis Recent prayer post on Prayables Most Recent Inspiration blog post Happy Reading!

posted 2:25:22pm Aug. 27, 2012 | read full post »

Farewell, O Me of Little Faith
You said you had a big announcement coming today. What is it? The announcement is this: Right now you are reading the final post on this blog. Ever. Ever? Ever. So you're shutting this blog down? Well, I'm going to stop writing any new posts for it. But the blog will still be here. Th

posted 6:11:49am Jun. 01, 2011 | read full post »

My Introvert Interview
On Monday, author Adam McHugh delivered a guest post about the "snarling 8-headed monster" of the writing process. Today I return the favor -- sort of -- via an interview at his blog, Introverted Church. We talk about how my introverted personality has impacted my faith and doubt, and how the extrov

posted 3:05:36pm May. 25, 2011 | read full post »

Harold Camping: "Invisible Judgment Day"
When the rapture didn't occur as predicted on May 21, 2011, Harold Camping had a few options. Here is how he could have responded to the failed prediction, in descending levels of crazy: 1. He could announce that he was wrong. This is the most reasonable option and was therefore unexpected. I wou

posted 9:06:24am May. 24, 2011 | read full post »

The Phases of Writing (Adam McHugh)
If you've ever felt out of place among all the exciting, expressive, emotional enthusiasm of a contemporary church service...or an evangelist's demands that you need to constantly be sharing your faith boldly to strangers...if it simply wipes you out to be surrounded by people all the time,  then y

posted 7:46:00am May. 23, 2011 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.