Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Da Vinci Code...Book Review

A new addition to my blog...book reviews as I finish them.

Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code is brilliantly written with an amazing understanding of art and European history. With the aid of a fast-paced story line and an air of superior enlightenment, the author generously sews poisonous seeds of doubt regarding the beliefs and history of the Christian faith. I'm not sure what disturbs me more, his clever way of weaving lies into the tapestry of Christianity or his carefully crafted word pallet that attempts to paint dark things as light.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Perspective Make Over

Like most teenagers, I always tried to help my mom dress "cooler". My sister and I were always ready with some fashion advice in those years. Recently, I'm amused at the changing tide. In the last years finances have been tight and I find myself gratefully receiving "mom-me-downs". The humor of this is not lost on me! I guess either my mom is way "cooler" than my teenage mind thought or fashion is just not as important to me as it used to be. Maybe both.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

How Tall Are You?

Yesterday my 4 year old stood right next to me and looked up into my face. Puzzled, he asked me, "Mommy, are you just a little bit taller than God?"

After I stopped laughing, I was remind how important my role is in his understanding of God's character. He needs to see unconditional love, a blend of mercy and justice, and a patient teacher. Help me today Lord, to grow a taller character.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Wishful Thinking

I love how kids see the world, especially on Groundhog Day. I briefly explained to the kids this morning with breakfast about Groundhog Day. When I picked up our daughter from Kindergarten the excitement had built. She exclaimed, "Mom, do you know it's a holiday today?!" She was sure there wouldn't be any mail because "the postoffice doesn't work on holidays." Then it occured to her, "We need to have a party and make special food!" This really humored me. (What foods are traditional for Groundhog Day!?!)

As if this wasn't humorous enough, later in the afternoon I picked up our son from school. Typical post-school chatter. I asked him, "Did you talk about Groundhog Day?" He matter-of-factly replied, "Yeah...I know all about it. The groundhog saw his shadow...and now there's gonna be 6 more weeks of school." Good luck buddie...try 16 more weeks of school!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Don't Miss This

You have got to hear this clip from you tube! Click. Listen. Contemplate.


Sunday, January 25, 2009


I'm sitting on the couch checking my email when I hear my 4 year old calling, "Mommy, I need you!!!" I run upstairs to see what is going on only to find him in the bathroom laying on the floor with his bottom up in the air. GROSS! He says, "I need you to wipe me." To which I reply, "What? When are you going to be able to wipe YOURSELF?"

He matter of factly says, "When I'm 18...." Oh, the joys of parenting.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

And the Book Pick Is...

Well, I didn't get much feed back on book ideas for 2009...so I did some looking on my own. Tonight I will start reading the classic by Henri Nouwen; "The Way of the Heart". I have a good friend who calls him her favorite Dead Mentor. :)