Monday, April 4, 2011
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
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!