Friday, October 24, 2008

I've read something that changed me...

Now, I do not often, actually I have never, endorsed a book on my blog. I read a lot of books. I have probably read at least 100 this year. Most of the books I read are fiction, from authors like James Patterson (love the Cross series!), and are nothing more than for entertainment. I rarely read books that are religious in nature, I just have trouble getting into books like that. About 3 months ago I started hearing about a book. People talked about here and there and I started to get curious. Dad started reading it, and really liked it, and offered to let me read it after him. What book? you ask. The Shack by William P Young. I read it in a just a few days. It is an amazing book. I loved it. I mean I LOVED it. It starts off slow, so if you have picked it up and haven't gotten really into it yet, give it a few more pages. I bet you will be glad you did. Now, I recognize that not all of us will like this book. But for those that do like it, it can be life changing. It changed my view on God, and my relationship with him. Brandon and I had recently had a discussion about how God can never be understood. That He is bigger than our minds can grasp. This book tied in perfectly with this idea, and I look forward to hearing what Brandon thinks about it. We are planning on reading it together, I will happily read it again with him. I love it that much!

Have you read it? What did you think about it? I would love to hear others thought on it, but I do not neccesarily want to spoil the book for others, so email me to talk about the book more in depth (if you don;t have my email message me and I will get it to you). It is just such a mind altering story. If you haven't read it, try it out. If you can't get the book yourself, let me know and I will see what I can do. It is that good of a book.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Brandon!

I want to wish my husband a Happy Birthday! Brandon, you are a great husband and you are for sure the best friend I've ever had. You are so intelligent, you know so much about anything and everything. You are my go to for any problem, and you are patient to answer all my silly questions about life. You patiently fix all of our computers, install anything electric, plus maintain and fix all our cars. I have been so proud of you as we have battled through the last few years, you have remained a man of integrity, even when I know it was difficult. I enjoy our drives, and there is no place in this world I would rather be than with you in a car discussing anything under the sun! There has never been another person that I have been able to drive for so long with without the radio ever being turned on! You have made my life so much sweeter, and I cannot imagine my life without you in it! I look forward to all the fun times that we have ahead of us. I can't even imagine where the road will lead us! May this year be your best year yet! I love you!