That’s right.. If I had taken the time to straight-iron my hair, I would be sharing a picture of me from this afternoon. But I was to lazy and wanted to give my hair a break. My princess even took a picture of me but it was WAY to scary to share, so now I’ll just have to explain it in words and you can imagine the rest.
It was a BEAUTIFUL Fall Florida day here! It was only in the 70’s and a cool breeze was blowing all day! The girls were busy working on their school, so I grabbed a hot cup of coffee and the book I just started reading and headed out to my back porch swing.
It was great. Two hours flew by before I knew it. Partly do to the great weather and the other do to the great book.
A dear friend of mine lent me this book last weekend. I wasn’t real sure if I was going to like it or not. I started to slowly read it the other day, but by today I was devouring each page.
I can’t even really put into words how great this book is.. and I’m not even done with it yet. It is a fiction book, but I am finding myself feeling hugely humbled by the message it shares.
It has struck me deeply how selfish and small my faith is. I am going to purchase a copy for myself because there are quiet a few times already that I have wanted to stop and underline what is said.
Here is one part of many that have stirred me to the core:
“And do you think your refusal to believe will convince God to change his nature? He is who he is no matter what you think of him. Despite what Americans believe, the universe is not a democracy. Truth is not determined by majority. As for hell, if you were as just and hold as God is, you would understand that all men deserve hell. It is no puzzle that should go to hell. What is the puzzle is that men should go to heaven.“
I love times like this. Just the quietness of my home, a hot cup of coffee and time drawing close to God.
But reading this book – even though it is fiction – reminds me that times like these are all blessings and gifts that my Savior gives me. It is by HIS grace and mercy and love for me that I even draw breath.
If your looking for a good book to read.. check out Safely Home by Randy Alcorn