I continue to be overwhelmed by your comments and e-mails. If I should ever think of closing comments again, I will go back and read your words. If (when) I have a BAD day, I'll go back and read your words. I've had so many e-mails, I haven't even begun to respond to them. Thank you, again. Your words are precious and life giving.
Did you click on the picture of my bedroom bookcase? It really is true that you can know a lot about a person by looking at their bookshelves. I think I mentioned before that I went through D. James Kennedy's Evangelism Explosion many years ago (before I was married so I must have been nineteen) and that is one of the first things he tells a person to do when entering the home of a new friend... check out their reading.
It wasn't until after I had typed out the fact you CAN click on the photo and really see the books that I had the thought... hmmm... just what books did I put in there? I wouldn't have anything really BAD but I do have some, shall we say... eccentric titles? I used to own Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and people would ask me WHY I had that book. It was a bet of sorts (not that I am a betting person)... I told a former boss that I would read his favorite book if he would read one of my Schaeffer titles.
Actually, there can be a lot of Truth in some of these books and ideas which provide a base of communication with others. Kind of like Paul in the book of Acts and his Mars Hill speech. Not that one should ever read books that are defiling but when one looks at the way another thinks... it sometimes helps to see where they are coming from when we are talking Truth. Hmmm... how did I get that serious?
I'm now off to do lawn work. It is hard to believe we awoke yesterday to temperatures in the 20s and we have a glorious, sunny day in the 70s today. This is our third spring on this property and we have learned from the previous two (the hard way) that one must "make hay" while you can or you end up with... hay! We are on less than an acre but our property has a very long fence, most of the way around it. That is where we will be working today. So... I trade in a mouse and keyboard for gardening gloves, a rake, and my pruners. :)
Picture: Rooster posters; allposter.com