Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Treasures in Unusual Places

One of my favorite things in life is reading books. There is almost nothing better to me than this. And yesterday, Patricia brought me to a new bookstore, called Mardel in Cedar Park. It turns out, sometimes they have great stuff in the suburbs...who knew? I certainly don't intend to stay in the burbs forever, but it has it's perks.

I'm not sure how long we stayed in the store, but it felt like a couple of hours. Among my most favorite finds is the "Super Bargain" section. But this isn't like other bookstore's "Super Bargain" section. They actually had awesome books...FOR $5! Among my finds yesterday which I am excited to get started on are:

Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children
Singing Through the Night: Courageous Stories of Faith from Women in the Persecuted Church
Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside Out
Unshaken:A Novella About Ruth
Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers

The last of these I've read before, and it's been a while. Great book, and since it was only $5 I figured it was worth owning! I'm also reading, Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No To Take Control of Your Life, given to me by one of my friends at Austin Lifecare.

I really wish I had more to write today. But recently, I've not felt lead to write as much. There are sometimes in my life when it is hard to communicate what God might be doing in my heart. It's a little confusing, and hasn't yet come to fruition. Some days are frustrating, some days are full of joy and peace and most days are somewhere in the middle. But I know my God never lets go of me I know He is dear to me and never lets go of me. I know I can't make it through any day without Him, but what He is accomplishing in all of this I'm not sure, but I know He promises that it will bring Him glory and it will be for my good. So, I hope that on your own journey of life and love you experience this same intimacy with Christ in your life. Because whether or not I'm writing about what's in my heart, Jesus is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

I find that daily, He is making my relationships richer. My life richer. My daily journies with Him richer. My hurts, worries, and fears richer. It is often painful as I am forced to see how selfish I am and how impossible it would be for me to overcome this without Christ. This, my friends is a rich life, this is my journey of life and love....