Monday, April 4, 2011

BookSneeze The Sacred Journey

The Sacred Journey is a book written by Charles Foster. I began reading his book about a month ago and have not made it past Chapter 3. This is the longest it has taken me to really get into a book. The idea and its message are truly inspiring for Christians (a word he does not want us to use).  We are disciples that should walk closely with God and follow him wherever he leads us. We should not take anything but a will to serve him and live on the edges of existence. We should not be at the "hub" of anything. We should be wanderers, outcasts among society. He speaks about pilgrimage and how it is the journey itself that is important. It is never really supposed to be about the destination. We should embrace the journey. There are certain parts of this book that I want to embrace wholeheartedly and live out in my life each day. I want to become a shoeless, hungry, ragged individual who is in constant movement closer to the Lord. I want to serve in many ways, I want to reach people right next door to me and as far away from me as well. The only hang up I have with this book that has prevented me from finishing it...has been the author's insults at a christian missionary for crying over the lostness of the lost. I do not understand this comment. Perhaps, I have missed something between the lines. I will press forward however, I will finish this book!

Friday, March 25, 2011

My Sunday School Class has a great ministry reaching out to the underprivelaged children in the local housing projects. They go out every other weekend and minister to them through activities. This particular weekend we went along to take the children to a farm! The kids absolutely loved every minute of it. They got to see all types of animals they usually don't have an opportunity to see in person, much less feed! Here are a few of the animals.






The kids loved the bunnies!

They were a little afraid of the pigs. No one wanted to get too close. They just threw the bread at them and watched them eat.

Chris and his little buddy, Anthony with the pig.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Too busy to blog

I have not been a very good blogger. I never seem to have the time to think of what I want to say or develop some cute side story to go with my blog. I rarely even remember to load pictures from my camera onto the computer, much less develop the pictures. I have started the Book Sneeze book and it is very inspiring so far. My only concern is that it seems to be written a little above my comprehension level. That being said, I do love the book and will continue pressing forward in my endeavor to finish the book, blog more often, and update my blog with pictures. Whew! That's definately a lot to undertake. Maybe I should add prayer to that list because I am surely going to need lots of it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I logged onto the BookSneeze website today. I have not checked with them since November when they told me there were no books available to review. Well, today they had six books to choose from and I made my choice. The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster and Phyllis Tickle. I am very excited and hope to find plenty of time to dive into reading something other than my Scott Foresman Reading Manual. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


1. I only just discovered Ten on Tuesdays.

2. I only have five really short chapters to go in the story of Rahab from the Francine Rivers book a Lineage of Grace. I will post my review of that story as soon as I finish.

3. I've been considering returning to school to work on my Master's Degree. In what, you ask? I'm not exactly sure yet. I can tell you that it is not education! I will add that at the moment, journalism is tugging one arm and human resources/management has a firm grip on the other.

4. Instead of waiting to be inspired, I would like to inspire others. This boring list of ten random thoughts may inspire my only two followers to find something better to do with their time.

5. I realized that taking pictures on my phone to include in my blog is useless. So there goes number 5.

6. I'm really working on maintaining a positive outlook despite common frustrations. So instead of a loud verbal rant about why the lady at the voting center did not do her job correctly, I simply rolled my eyes and walked away. I think my point was still received, minus the callous remarks.

7. I'm going to stop procrastinating. Also, on Monday I will start exercising more by walking. Hmm?

8. Since my posts need better quality, I will always try to include a cute picture of my child. That will in turn, reduce the stress I place on myself to be more interesting.

                                           So yeah, it is a really old picture. It is cute though.

9. Give my loving husband several random hugs throughout the day. (I had to let that one slide because it was my fault for leaving the computer)

                              It shouldn't be too hard to accommodate the hug thing. He is pretty cute.

10. I am no longer with my previous choice to allow my daughter to read the Harry Potter books. I will admit, as a christian, I should have been offended before beginning. I do believe though, with a proper education of what is acceptable behavior and dialogue, she should investigate all sorts of literature. However, I do not support the use of the word "effin" as good literature. That is all.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Montgomery Zoo

This picture was taken last year when we went to the Montgomery Zoo. My aunt is a volunteer at the Zoo and she was able to take us in the back to meet Aspen. Spirit is Aspen's sister and flies at the Auburn games.  Katie was very excited to get her picture taken with Aspen.

She also had the chance to visit the vet clinic and meet Charlie the Chinchilla. Charlie was her favorite.

We also got a peek at some sugar gliders.

And these guys too!

And for whatever reason, I cannot get my other picture to load properly. So, more to add later.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I went to Barnes and Noble on Friday. I decided to stop in the Christian Inspiration section and I picked up the book by Daniel Platt called Radical. I read the first two chapters and was in absolute awe. In those two chapters, I was convicted so strongly on so many different issues. I will definately be finishing the book and giving my full review on this site.
So, if you have heard of the book but have not read it I urge you to read it. If you have never heard of it I still urge you to read it. Once I review the book online, I would love to see comments.