Monday, October 29, 2007

What's Your Wish?

Dreams are nothing more than wishes and a wish is just a dream you wish to come true. -from "You've Got Mail"

My daughter Elsa and I were talking in the kitchen after lunch on Friday and I noticed a piece of paper the size of a fortune cookie fortune on the floor. Well, it was a fortune cookie fortune which must have fallen out of one of my six or so junk drawers. Hmmm... What does it say, I wondered. "Your dearest wish will come true."
What is my dearest wish? Just as I was thinking this, Elsa said,"You know what I wish?" She did not see me pick up the little message. "You know how Lindsay Lohan and Brittany Spears have so much and don't do anything good with it? Well I wish that I had money enough to go on missions trips and not have to worry about how much it costs."
Now, we believe that God is the provider for everything, but the timing of this incident was so uncanny that I thought it would make a good premise for a story. Yes, it's been done-the wish thing, but this actually happening got me thinking...

What's your wish?

Friday, October 12, 2007

Crazy Love

Take away my trouble, take away my grief, take away my heartache, in the night like a thief...
He gives me love, love, love, love, crazy love-Van Morrison (girl singing version)

Crazy love doesn't make any sense. Noah Webster's 1828 dictionary defines crazy as broken, decrepit, weak or the state of being broken in mind. My emotions can be so intense that "crazy" seems to fit . So I keep them to myself, or maybe I throw some thoughts out there -like now- to see if there are others like me, looking for connection. C.S. Lewis said "I read to know I'm not alone." Technically I know I'm not alone. I've attended seminars, read books, and I pray. Yet, at times, I feel like an outsider in my world- face pressed against the glass barrier of disconnect.

It didn't make any sense for Jesus to die an excruciating and lonely death simply because he loved me. But it was the only way that I could ultimately connect with divine love.
It was crazy, really.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Tricia Goyer Blog Tour

My Life,Unscripted

If you are a mom of a teen-age girl, or any age girl, or know one, or was once one yourself then My Life,Unscripted is a must read.

Tricia Goyer reveals her life in heartbreaking detail in order to show the love and purpose that Jesus Christ intends for every girl. She uses scriptwriting as a tool for examining life,love and reality.

My sixteen year old daughter read it and said that she would recommend it to her friends- both Christian and nonchristian. It is a great conversation starter for those hard to broach subjects like sex,peer pressure and consequences. Tricia stresses the redemptive power of Jesus throughout the book and has a discussion guide at the end.

This book would be an excellent choice for a Bible study,retreat or to give as an introduction to having a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the real Hero of her story.
How cool is that?

Tricia's website