Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
- Understand the importance of developing a positive and God-designed self-portrait
- Identify their life’s purpose and maximize their potential for success
- Discover the value of godly mentors and other positive relationships
- Overcome negative thoughts, fear, and lack of self-confidence
- Rejection is not about experiencing loss. It is an asset for fulfilling your dreams.
"If you have suffered from tragic feelings associated with betrayal, it is important for you to begin the healing journey toward wholeness. Healing begins by addressing the negative events that have taken place and then focusing on the positive takeaways that will help you be more discriminating in selecting who qualifies for your future." pg 118
The God-given ability to love is limitless. The capacity to give and receive love is a condition of our relationship with God, past exeriences, and relationships. Pg 75It is my sincere prayer that all who read this book be transformed in such a way that their capacity to give and receive love is equal to the limitless ability to love that God has given each person that He purposefully and lovingly created.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
"The problem, of course, is a misunderstanding of what worship is. When someone answers the question of worship by saying, "I'm not the religious type," he or she is missing the point. If that person is a member of the human race and comes fully equipped with mind and body and emotions, then it follows that the individual is, in fact, a worshiper. It's factory-installed, standard equipment - not a buyer's option.
When you subtract the religious language, worship is the built-in human reflex to put your hope in something or someone and then chase after it. You hold something up and then give your life to pursuing it. If you live in this world, then sooner or later you grow some assumptions concerning what your life is all about, what you should really be going after. And when you begin to align your life with that pursuit, then, whether you realize it or not, you are worshiping." pg. 59
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Monday, March 4, 2013
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
How am I going to keep myself from getting too confused....and thinking I'm reading The Way Home: Becoming a Loving Woman Who Lives Conflict Free? Well, that really wouldn't be all that bad...I could live with a little less conflict in my life!
I love having a cup of coffee in the morning with a good book, out there in my cozy nook. Or reading bedtime stories to my daughter (lately, those "stories" have been ancient copies of Calvin and Hobbes collections, discovered in some boxes of books from years past). It's so nice to have a relaxing spot of my own in which to read the books I enjoy.
How about you? Where is your favorite place to read? How many books do you read at once? What's on your summer reading list?
Saturday, May 29, 2010
But there's one thing a Kindle doesn't have...the sensory qualities that a book has. A new book has a delightfully intoxicating smell...a bouquet of paper and ink and sometimes the heady aroma of leather. An old book can have that nostalgic scent...of dust and time and untold fingers roaming through the pages. The cover can be made of many different materials...supple leathers, soft linens, coated papers...each with their own unique feel. Even the weight of a book can be comforting...there's just something about the feel and scent of a real, actual book in my hands that I just love.
I wouldn't give that up for a small plastic device! Nor would I be opposed to owning one, it definitely has its practical side. But to completely replace a book with that...no way! Sometimes, there's nothing more relaxing than snuggling up in your favorite space with a nice, thick book that not only captures your mental attention, but engages your sense of smell, and touch as well.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The book starts out as a page-turner - I couldn't hardly put it down because I wanted to find out what happened next! Murrow describes how he stumbled upon The Map in Matthew and it is suspenseful and full of intrigue and surprises.
The next section goes into detail about The Map and the journeys a man may take during his life and compares this to the Jesus of the Holy Bible, whom as disciples we should emulate. Murrow also talks about the 'feminization' of church, which tends to alienate many men. I had a more difficult time getting through this section, partly because of life getting in the way and partly because Murrow seemed to repeat some of his ideas unnecessarily.
I think this book is very good, but I did have some questions about some of his theories/theology. There were a few things he talked about that just 'didn't feel right' to me, but that only encourages me to investigate further in The Word and seek the advice of my pastor. It could be that, as a woman, I just don't totally understand where he's coming from. However, it did help me to reconcile the apparent contradictions in the words and actions of Jesus...such as he's a gentle lamb, yet He's in the Temple turning over tables and chasing the money changers out.
Murrow does a great job sucking the reader into the story from the beginning, and offering solutions to the problems men face while trying to be a man and a follower of Christ in the world. It gave me a better understanding of the struggles my man faces, too. I definitely recommend this book to any man looking for 'more' at church and in his spiritual walk.
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