Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Little Something To Do In My Free Time

A few months ago, a book publisher called. They had an idea for a book. And they felt the Lord directing them to call me to see if I might be the guy to write it.

Um, excuse me? Um...you know I barely even read books, right? Um, you know I say 'um' a lot, right? I mean, getting a song out of me is miracle enough. What makes you think you could squeeze even one chapter of a book out of this mountain boy? Seriously, I don't think Dostoevsky ever listed American Idol as one of his hobbies on facebook, if you get my drift. I don't think Chaucer would have counted Galaga as one of the great inventions of the last century. Know what I mean?

Well, the short version of the story is this: I am in the middle of writing this work. I have no idea what I'm doing. But I'm doing it anyway, somehow. And I can't wait to tell you all about it. It's about something of which I am very passionate. And when you hear the title and premise (soon), you will laugh at how God orchestrated the recent great adventures of our lives to fall right smack dab in the middle of writing this book. Sometimes God is subtle. This was not one of those times.

I will tell you more details about it later. But I wanted to share the news with you now because we need prayer. Our crazy life just got a lot crazier. And I would be really grateful if you all would cover my family and me in prayer as I finish writing this book...while moving...and while our travel schedule ramps up for a busy spring. Thank you so much.

I never saw this coming. I never even had the first thought that God would call me to put pen to paper for something like this. But I am so happy to be doing it. I'm excited to tell you more about it soon.

Thanks for your prayers. Gonna go get to work. And then...maybe a quick game of Galaga.

32 comments:

BooDaddy said...

Don't make me write. Ohhhh, they're making me write.

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

Oh my gosh Travis you just gave me goose bumps all over I am so glad that God is moving you and nudging you in all kinds of things I will be praying for you.
God is Mighty and is moving in your life hang on tight.
May the Lord be with you and keep you and your family and give you the strength to do what He has called you to do. We love you here in Blog land
Glad we are all in one body with Jesus. Could'nt think of a better place to be than in His arms.
Can't wait brother to se what the Lord is doing in your life.
Carol

Melinda said...

Man, your year's turning out a little different than you anticipated, huh? :o)

Don't you just love it when God's got a plan and let's you come along for the (roller-coaster) ride?

Rhonda said...

Looking forward to it!

BeechemBrightSpots said...

We'll be praying! Can't wait to hear all about this part of your adventure too!

fuzzytop said...

I have NO IDEA what Galaga is.... I am so uncool...

Will pray for you and Angela; you both have a lot going on right now!

Blessings,
Adrienne

P.S. My verification "word" is "pologra", which sounds like a good name for another game that I know nothing about! hahahahahaha

April said...

I am uncool as well, not sure what Galaga is either... but I will be enlightened to know what God has provided you in word form - just so long as there is some Travis-wit in it. I need me some Travis humor.

Fran said...

Oh, it's a children's book isn't it?
Bwahahahahahaha!!! I couldn't resist.

Saying a prayer for your sweet family.

Me and some of my local peeps will see you at Inside Out! Looking forward to it. Have a great rest of the week!

Mama Trelle said...

Can i preorder it on amazon yet???
It will be amazing :)
cannot wait!!!!

heids124 said...

Not gonna lie. I'm jealous.

BUT I'm also very excited to read it! You're quite the gifted writer. Too bad your gifts didn't extend into other areas of life, such as Nertz playing.

ForHisGlory said...

Travis, how fun! I can't wait to hear more details!!
Tiffany

Kelly S. said...

How exciting!!! So happy to hear a book is part of your great adventure!! I love to read almost as much as I love music!!!
PRAYING, PRAYING, PRAYING for you and your family :)

Valerie said...

Loved Galaga! Your book will be great too! Praying for your family during this season of life...

His Jules said...

It makes me smile to see all that God is doing in your life and your sweet family. God is doing a "new thing" and it is good! Praying for all of you on this new adventure and for all of the doors God is opening to you for ministry.

Melanie M said...

When I saw the title of the post, I thought, "he has free time???" Wow! I'm excited to hear more about this book. If it's anything like your journey writings recently, it'll be fantastic. Remember, He has made us competent thru his spirit to do what he's called us to do. (2Cor 3:5-6) I will be praying!

Christine said...

Oh, is it at all possible that Travis Cottrell is writing a book on worship?! Please, Jesus?! Whatever it is it will be fantastic! That Holy Spirit is so full of surprises! Praying for you all!

Anonymous said...

Prayer said! Can't wait to read the book!!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

HOnored to pray. Can't wait to hear more.

Leah

Linda said...

It is an honor to pray for you and for your family. I love it when the Lord does such amazing things!

Tiffani said...

Heckadoodle, man..you've got a LOT going on...

In the great words of ChikFilA employees it'd be "my pleasure" to pray for y'all!

God's got ya!

Susan B. said...

How AWESOME! I can't wait to hear all about it. Consider yourselves prayed for! :)

Sherri M - NH said...

Does it have anything to do with High School Musical? HAHAHA!!!

God is so good and I cannot wait to hear more about your adventure. Your blog has been so exciting lately! Thank you for letting us in on all this great stuff God is doing in you and your familie's life.

I'll be praying for you-
Sherri

Sheryl said...

Praying for you, Travis!

Sheryl

HIS Child said...

Loving the continued adventure for your lives.
I will be praying for the creative, musical, and relocation coverage. Have a blessed day.

Celeste

Cindy- My Life HIS Story said...

Travis,
I haven't commented much on all the recent events, so here goes. WOW!! AWESOME!!

Okay, that's it. That's as profound as I can be...and how ironic that we were all giving you a hard time about being a cliffhanger novelist. Can't wait to hear about the book!!

Nancy said...

Loved the word "heckadoodle" in one post--I'm going to steal that!
I am neither shocked nor surprised. After you wrote the great adventure and had us hanging on the edge of our seats, I thought-that man can really write!!
Definitely will be praying, and just have to say that it's an honor to do so.
Nancy

Moose Mama said...

How exciting! Will definitely pray for you and the fam.

When my husband and I were first married we played Galaga and Tron at the local Bally's arcade for hours. That was pre-children and mortgages....then we had to grow up. Now he plays some sort of Bubble thing and I read blogs. We didn't grow far.

Melana

Cindy said...

Praying for you and your family! Can't wait to hear more about the book.

Margie by the Sea said...

Covering all the Cottrells in prayer from South Carolina!
God is surely at work here.
Can't wait to hear more about all the blessings He has in store for you and your family for being so obedient to His call.
Margie

Looking forward to LPL in Florida in April!

PraisinYahweh said...
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praisinyahweh said...

Will be praying, but also looking forward to seeing what God is using you for. The words you spoke in Tucson today were so inspired ... do true ... so needed. I can only imagine what he will do with you and a whole book!

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