Friday, July 17, 2009

From Me

First I'd like to say thanks to one and all for the well wishes and encouragement to rest, and I have been going with it.

This pic is one my niece sent me in an email I just had to share! That's about the only way us humans can walk on water! And should be reminded of that! Wow isn't that some pic? I understand no one was hurt! memo to self ' don't go boating with him!'

Believe it or not I have finished 2 books while here in NJ on the air mattress!

#1 is really a chick book, very entertaining "the Undomesticated Goddess" by Sophie Kinsella easy read

#2 is "the Shack" by Wm. Paul Young" wow its a real grabber, I couldn't put it down! and I would love everyone to read it. It was particularly good for this season of my life but would have been just as appropriate when I was younger! Apparently many theologians don't like it, BUT it presents the trinity in a very different way. The story was so captivating! I really can't say enough good things about it! I actually am challenging some of my blog friends to give it a try!
IE. the girl who wore my shoes, Merci, Zelda, a Telling place,shoebee, Craver, all of ya who read my blog and anyone stumbling upon it.

I also am in the second book of 'Bookworm" a mindless word game on the computer. Teehee had to put that in, What am I to do with no lights, tv etc, but be on the computer and sleep! for some reason this computer doesn't like facebook so don't get onto that much and take those tests!
Hope one and all have a wonderful, safe weekend! Don't know if I'll have much time on the computer next week cause dua#2 will be here with the kiddos and we are gonna paint!
O I have seen some great friends while here, been out to dinner, lots of gab and catching up to do!
If you have something to say, then say it. If not, enjoy the silence while it lasts. The noise will return soon enough. In the meantime, you're better off going out into the big, wide world, having some adventures and refilling your well. Trying to create when you don't feel like it is like making conversation for the sake of making conversation.
Hugh Macleod, How To Be Creative: 24, 08-22-04


Rambling Woods said...

I love reading a good book and then I am sad to finish it..I am jotting these book titles down as I love a good read....

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is some picture! I'm so happy to hear you are enjoying yourself. I have started several books recently and finished none-- I don't know why.

Thanks for the nod-- happy painting!

Craver Vii said...

The books on my short list are two that pertain to a debate about justification. One by John Piper and one by N.T. Wright. After that, I hope to study the Heidelberg Catechism and the Westminster Confession. I have a deep passion (craving) for learning sound theology. :-)

I've read mixed reviews about The Shack. I heard that Oprah likes it. Please don't take it personally, but I'll pass.

Merci said...

I read it already. I appreciated the different take on theology in general and the trinity in particular, but it really wasn't my cup of tea.

Pax Romano said...

Isn't The Shack about the man who meets god? I think I heard the author being interviewed on NPR a few months back. I will order this book via Amazon.

On a whole different note, pick up The Soloist by Steve Lopez (skip the crappy movie) and give it a read, brilliant book, true story and worth every page.

Kate said...

I've heard so much about The Shack and feel like I really should read it, but I'm just not sure... still making up my mind. I'd love to hear you say more about it, though - what did you like most?

(I thoroughly enjoyed the Undomesticated Goddess, though - SK is great fun!)

secret agent woman said...

The Shack sounds interesting. I just orderd Julia and Julie, which I want to read before I see the movie.

Carver said...

I'm glad you've been reading and getting some rest. I love that photograph!