Sunday, June 19, 2011

Book Of My Day #3

Outside my window  is a clear, sunny, but cold day. It's pretty quiet inside my window too as I'm home from church with two sick children, and they're sitting in front of "Tigger's Big Movie".

I have been listening to "Lord I Need You" by Chris Tomlin - a little taste of the words below.

Verse 1:
Lord I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You're the one that guides my heart

Lord, I need You, oh I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
I have been wearing my warm winter jacket most days.

I am thankful for Bash-boy and the happy little boy he is (most of the time).

I am pondering ways to be "natural" while sharing my faith with those I love dearly.

I am reading "50 Days of Heaven" by Randy Alcorn. It's interesting to read his perspective on what our eternal home will be like.

I am creating my plant diary for CIT. I'll show photos later - I only have until Tuesday to finish it.

I am hoping and praying that I'll never be happy with mediocre.
I am looking forward to sewing many new items for my etsy store while I'm on holidays from CIT!

One of my favourite things is hearing Bash-man (or Bash-boy or Bash or Bashy or Sebastian Paul Roberts) call me "Cai-cai".

A picture thought I'm sharing  is what comes up every time I turn my sewing machine on, so  I'm back to the dark ages of having to use a pedal to sew not just pressing a button ie I'm using Mum's sewing machine while mine is broken. :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

5 Books That Changed Who I Am

My sister Bethany tagged me to take part in this. I was reasonably excited about taking part, but when I actually started to think about the books that have "changed" me, I was a little stuck.  Books that have "changed" me - that's a little challenging. there are lots of books that I would like to think have changed me, but I'm not so sure that in all honesty I can say that. Anyway enough preamble, here goes...

1 - One Thousand Gifts

I loved this book! The whole idea of being thankful for every single little instance of life even the hardest ones was a great reminder. The openness and honesty of the writer was refreshing too! If I could choose one book (bar the Bible obviously) that I would really love to see change my life, I'm pretty sure this would be it!

                                             2 - Ester Reid

I don't think I could count the amount of times I have read this book. The main character is so much like me, and the way God changes her and molds her is so painful at times but the end result is beautiful. "Content to fill a little space if You be glorified" sums up the book perfectly I think. It's a sad book though.

                                        3 - Respectable Sins
This book is about all the sins we regard as not that bad or "respectable". Sins like selfishness, impatience, pride etc. The author takes a good look at each of them and helps us to see that in fact there is nothing respectable about them at all. You realise how much you need to change after reading it! :)
                               4  - The Heir Of Redclyffe    
This is an extraordinarily sad book but such a beautiful portayal of Christians trying to live in a way that glorifies God even under the most trying of circumstances. I cry every time I read it.                         
                                               5 - My Young Alcides                                                                                This book has such a great portrayal of what true selflessness really looks like - something to definitely inspire change. Oh and by the way it's sad too! :)

Once I started, I found that I could think of lots of books that I would at least like to be changed by. The characters in some, the honesty of the authors in other, but over all, God's powerful help is what will change me in the end!

I now tag: Carley, Deb, Alice, Emma, Chantel, & Sarah

Tag between 3 and 5 people (I tagged 6 since I couldn't help myself)

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Thursday, June 9, 2011