Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Shack by William P. Young

After hearing all the buzz about this fictional book, I finally decided that I needed to read it for myself.  YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!!  

This book so impacted me.  There are several themes in the book and I don't want to give anything away but one of the most important themes is how God the Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit relate as separate-but-one being also known as the Trinity.  The story is about a man and his family that encounter a personal tragedy and through that he has an encounter with the Godhead.  

Here is a review that a friend of mine posted on our Kingdomscribes Forum:

"I was warned by my friends that if I had a religious bent, this book would be hard to read and I thought, no problem.  I'm not religious at all.

The book began with an interesting slow of well written and well described events. I liked it and liked his writing style, and finally I arrived at the chapter that caused me to pause, and I thought that this probably wasn't going to be the kind of book that my Christianity would work with, but then I remembered what my friend had said, and I decided to go ahead and push through and after I did, the book took a dramatic upward turn. I began to see the real meat of this book. It was creating in me the substance of great beauty and heavenly desire. I was spellbound and could not put the book down, there were moments of great sadness and joy, so profound I would cry: I related to this man's experience so personally that it was the substance of my dreams, my hopes, the tenderness of my heart as it relates to my heavenly Father, in short, this book has revealed all of the themes that are wrong with the Body of Christ and the world at the same time. It cast no condemnation, no blame and gives only the answers that eliminate everything that hinders love." ~Gary Kennedy

Wow, this book is this summer's MUST READ. ~ Shell

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Atalanta Victory Run 6/7/08

What a day this was!  That's me on the very left (of course) and that's Em below. He is the one that really makes most of this possible. He is my biggest fan and support. I love him so much!  

The race starts at the Arcata Co-op and proceeds through the Arcata Bottoms and loops around and comes back. I placed 3rd in my division. The Atalanta race is for women and children only. You have a choice of doing 2 miles walk/run or a 5 miler. There were many women with children and strollers. This is such a fun, community event. I was surprised to see a large group of hispanic women with all their kids. So many, in fact, that the event was MC'd in English and Spanish. It was a beautiful day in the low 70's -- unusual for the coast.