I have read a book recently that has opened my eyes to sin, ignorance, pride, and humility. It is Francine Rivers "When the Shofar Blew". When I got to the middle of the book I literally through the kindle towards the end of the bed and decided I HATED this book! I called my husband crying over worries I had and was becoming bitter to any churches I could think of that wanted to just please its congregation instead of God. Forgetting about the people and only caring about the building. Jake told me to just stop reading. I tend to get emotionally involved with the books I read and let them characterize by behavior. This book kept me up at night! I wanted to scream and slap the man in the face, in the book, and pretend I hadn't ever picked this book up.
After a day, I had to read it. I could not get the words out of my head. So today I finished it. I'm not going to say it was better than Redeeming Love, Mark of the Lions, or even the Lineage of Grace but I HIGHLY recommend this book now! I feel so transformed after reading the scripture involved and how it was intertwined in the lives of the characteris in these books. This book hit a little too close to me and I did not like how it made me feel so incredibly uncomfortable!I also have had a serious issue with the 'comfortable' areas people allow in their lives today. Such as R rated movies. Just because you are over the permissive age, should people really be allowed to watch and hear such filth that is displayed before themselves; not to mention, their husbands, children, and friends? I was horrified to read a status that claimed they loved a movie that portrayed sin as a major influence in the ratings of this movie. It makes me so sad to realize people are accustomed to hearing bad language and it doesn't even affect them. I don't ever want to be in a movie theatre with my husband while a naked woman or man is on the screen or the F word is being yelled in my face and think "WOW, what a great movie this is!"
Philippians 4:8 states:
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I don't care if I live in a bubble or am secluding myself from the outside world. I want to honor Christ in whatever I can.
Anywase I wanted to post a picture of my cow. Yes, I have two cows. A few years ago, I was told to make an investment of some kind whether it was stocks, guns, or something. So I bought a cow. That cow had another cow and I am hoping for a new baby this fall. I know this is really random but I wanted to share her with everyone.
|Baby Emmy :)|
|Eaten some Olive Garden with my momma and Sarah. I have missed their Minestrone Soup!|