Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

So, I've been reading "Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go" by Lucille O'Neill, who happens to be the mother of famous NBA star Shaquille O'Neill.  The book was an easy read, written sort of like an extended journal entry of the author's difficult life and her journey from what she termed "mental welfare to mental health."  I have to say I was somewhat disappointed in the message Ms. O'Neill is sending to women who are keepers of the home and to those who are in less than satisfying marriages. 
To have the opportunity to have a husband, children and a home to care for is an amazing gift from the Lord, yet, the author consistently complained about how unfulfilling it all was for her - both in being a stay-at-home mother and also in her marriage.  Though I understand she was not at that time in her life seeking the Lord, I never did receive that one awesome 'God' moment, where the lightbulb went on and she sought after him with all her heart and was blessed for it.  Instead, she set out to prove her self-worth in going to college, divorcing her husband, and making it on her own... all of which she has done.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


At various times during a given year, I get really restless... I mean REALLY restless. From past experience, I have learned that many of my not-so-brilliant decisions have come during this time... those decisions are... well... radical... or reckless, if you prefer... I'm wondering maybe if I blog about it, it will subside sometime soon. If not, who knows... maybe we'll end up selling/giving away all our things and moving to the remote Outback of Australia, or to some remote African village or something. So, if you haven't found us for a few days, you know where to look. :)
I'm wondering what y'all do to tame the restlessness within?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Book Review

So I've been reading this book by Charles Stanley called, "How to Reach Your Full Potential for God- Never Settle for Less Than His Best." I was excited to have the opportunity to pick this book up and review it as I've appreciated the teachings I've heard from Charles Stanley on the radio, but I also met this book with a little hesitation. I wondered if it would turn out to be one of those books with the magic 3 steps to finding out from the Lord what His big plan is for one's life. I was pleasantly surprised. What I loved and appreciated the most is that the author did not leave out what the Christian life is to be centered around: relationship with Jesus Christ. He gives a great balance between a practical pathway to follow, and truly seeking the Lord through this process. All-in-all, if you're struggling in you walk and have gotten off track a bit, I would recommend this book along with its companion guide...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Blessed Redeemer

Up Calvary's mountain one dreadful morn;
Walked Christ my Savior, weary and worn;
Facing for sinners death on the cross;
That He might save them from endless loss;

Blessed Redeemer, precious Redeemer;
Seems now I see Him on Calvary's tree;
Wounded and bleeding, for sinners pleading;
Blind and unheeding, dying for me;

"Father, forgive them," my Savior prayed;
Even while His lifeblood flowed fast away;
Praying for sinners while in such woe;
No one but Jesus ever loved so;
Dying for me;
Oh how I love Him, Savior and friend;
How can my praises ever find end;
Through years unnumbered on Heaven's shore;
My songs shall praise Him forevermore...

This song 'Blessed Redeemer' by Casting Crowns is one of my favorites... I couldn't have expressed myself any better than this...

Thank you Lord Jesus for your Redeeming Grace....