Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Where Have I Been?

Goodness, it's been a long time since I've written. It's funny how busy I can be without doing much!! I can now relate to my Mother when asked at age 80, "What did you do today?" "Nothing much but I was busy all day."
Mother did read a lot, starting with the morning paper. She read it ALL, including every word of the Editorial page. I'm too cynical to read the 'letters to the editor' on the editorial page but I have been reading a whole lot more books than ever before in my life. The latest book I've read is called The Shack.

It's been a long time since, when reading a book, I have wanted to underline some profound truth that I want to remember. My copy of The Shack has several pages with bright yellow highlight. One that really hit me hard in the stomach is on page 142 and 'God' is speaking, "do you realize that your imagination of the future, which is almost always dictated by fear of some kind, rarely ever, pictures Me there with you."
The first four chapters are really hard but thankfully I stuck with it and I'm so glad I did. In another place in the book, it is said, "God is not in a box...and He's not in a book either." Meaning we confine God to what the bible says about Him. And He is SO much more and wants to BE so much more to me and to you.
I heartily reccomend this book. I got mine at Cosco for $9 in paperback.


Hummie said...

Wow...I like the idea of not confining God to a box or a book! He IS everything, all the time, everywhere--there is no box that can contain him!

Jann said...

I'll have to read this one--I've heard of it but haven't had a chance to get it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway! Smiles, Jann