Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Shack

I heard from a few people that I should read The Shack by Wm. Paul Young.
I finally broke down and went to the library to get it because I didn't want to spend money on a book that for all I knew would be something I really didn't care for.

So as I said I borrowed it and didn't read it. I left it on my desk for a few days and said okay I got this book for a Christmas read so I better get to it.

What I read was a compelling story of a man who learned that there is no love greater than God's. To forgive is a process not done just in an instant. That even if there had only been one person in this world Christ would have still come to die just for their sins. He learned that lying for the sake of not hurting someone usually meant that that was just a cover up to keep from experiencing their own emotions.

There are some people who have said that this book has too many discrepancies. To that I say, this book shows God's grace. It shows that its all about the relationship. Not just the one we have with God but also the ones we have with one another.

I am so over joyed to have read this book that I plan to buy it.

There is a quote in this book that I would like to share.
"Faith does not grow in the house of certainty."

Thank you Wm. Paul Young for writing this book, God truly spoke through you.

God is love~Jessica

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tea Quotes

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. ~Henry Fielding, "Love in Several Masques"

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. ~Author Unknown

Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. ~Catherine Douzel

I always fear that creation will expire before teatime. ~Sydney Smith

Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea. ~Author Unknown

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis

Friday, December 4, 2009

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

This title is so true.

Remember that we all have things going on in our lives.

But God has a plan, a plan that we sometimes don't understand.
But have faith. Because sometimes our problem is anothers lesson. A lesson that could only be learned from using us.

And when the Lord sends help. Let him. Don't fight it. I have learned this one the hard way.

Why is it we pray and pray and then when the answer arrives on our doorstep with arms full of exactly what we needed, we try to hide as if we aren't good enough.

Step aside let God be God. He sends certain people into our lives to bring us peace, laughter and most of all a glimpse of his unwavering love for us.