"How can there be too many children? It's like saying there are too many flowers." Mother Theresa

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Books and Grace

Who holds your hand when you feel bad? I love this sweet picture.

Is that Jack Sparrow, Beyonce or Mercy Bond?

We've started reading the Jesus Storybook Bible at night to the kids and then discussing what we read afterwards. It is such a beautiful book. The whole book is written as a story of redemption. It reminds us that Jesus didn't come to pay us back but to bring us back.

Interested in a good fiction read. This is one of the best books I have read in years. Lisa Samson is the author. Check out: The Passion of Mary Margaret.

This is the bible study I'm working on. It's called "Get Uncomfortable. Serve the Poor. Stop Injustice. Change the World...In Jesus Name." by Todd Phillips. It is wonderful. It opens with Zecheriah 7:9-10 The Lord of hosts says this: Render true justice. Show faithful love and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless. The stranger or the poor...
Last night we had soup for dinner. The kitchen was all cleaned up, thanks to Grace. This morning I noticed that the pot I had cooked soup in was still on the stove. I didn't give it much thought, just thought I'd wash it after the kids went to school. Noah called for me as I was doing laundry, he wanted to show me what Grace was having for breakfast...she had scooped up the old thickened soup that was left out all night and was eating it. She looked at me and happily said "This one I like it." Before I said anything in return I glanced down and noticed she was wearing the sandals she wore in the orphanage. The site of the old soup and the old sandals and my sweet daughter just got me. So much has changed for her. Doesn't she know she doesn't have to eat old soup? Doesn't she know she doesn't have to wear her old shoes. We have better things for her. That's how Jesus feels about us. He has good things for us and so many times we return for what's comfortable instead of whats good.


Kimberly said...

I'm re-reading "Redeeming Love" and being stirred. I will have to get the book you recommended. Just registered the other day for the IJM GLobal Prayer Gathering and Advocacy training in April. Love you sis.

Adoption Mission: Possible said...

I read this blog post just as I was finishing up a book and needed a good read. After your recommendation, I picked up "The Passion of Mary-Margaret" at my local library. I only have about 50 more pages to go and wholeheartedly agree it is a good read. Thanks!