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Books That Changed My Life #1

What can I say about this book?

Captivating

 

I place it on a list I call my “Pre” list.

Pre – Awareness.

Pre – Connectedness

Pre – Not knowing who I am

Pre – Knowing who I am

 

 

I was lost and broken, and the worst part, I didn’t even know it!

Isn’t it just the way it is , to long for someone to think you are worth the fight?

Isn’t it just the way  it is, to keep looking for something, not knowing what is is?

Isn’t it just the way it is to retain the hard outer shell to keep from feeling the hurt and loneliness?

Are you normal for wanting anything else?

Before the “Pre” days before the knowing, before the longing, before connecting the dots, I came across a book called “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge. It was a book about men. Who they are. What they are. What they need and what they were created to be. For the first time I began to understand my husband, my brothers, and even the guy who changed my oil.  So imagine my surprise when John and his wife Stasi wrote a book, about me.

This book, one I believe every young lady, woman and grandma should read showed me so much.

Mostly it showed me that those longings were normal. That they weren’t meant to be hidden away, but fully explored. Fully felt. It was normal to want someone in my life who thought I was worth the fight.

God wanted me to know exactly how He made me. The longings and desires He has put in me, were to be fully discovered. He wanted them to bring joy and peace to my heart, and if I did it right, I would bring glory to my Father in Heaven as well.

Isn’t wanting anything else being selfish? Isn’t it self serving? I learned that neither of those were true. But I digress.

In the book John and Stasi take the reader one step at a time into the intricate and intimate way that God created a woman.

A truth so hidden by the world we live in, that it can be impossible to find it without God’s help. This is the help I needed. Delivered in a delightful read.

I first found this book in 2005.

I read it, and stewed in it for a long time. Marinated in it if you will. Tenderizing my heart for what was to come.

Click here to find “Captivating” anywhere you buy books.

In reviewing the book for this post, I realized how much I have forgotten in those pages read so long ago. I do believe it’s time to read it again. Anyone want to join me? You can contact me on Twitter @DeborahSPC.

 

 

 

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Authorizing Update Part One

Authorizing Update         

Installing Update

Copying New Files

XYZ is calling for an update – click to continue

 

We’ve all seen them.

Those annoying pop ups when we’re trying to

update our computer to a higher level.

 

We know that their purpose is to be a failsafe so that we

Don’t do or undo something we will regret later.

 

Some things are un-doable.  Undo is often our friend.

Some things are not.  Some things require an Administrators touch.

 

There are times that a program on our computer tells us that an update is available for a

program we are running.

 

If it is a program we run frequently, we will take the update.

If the program is one we don’t use or are unfamiliar with,

 we will ignore it.

 

We see different pop ups when we accept the update.

Once we authorize our update, it will be installed.

 

After installation, we are queried again

 – copy new files – then one more warning, 

XYZ is calling for an update, click to continue.

 

If we click, then we are instructed to wait while these files are being

copied and update is being applied, this may take a moment or this may

take a while it will say, depending on the update.

 

I am not a “Techy”.  I learn by doing.   By putzing around.

Clicking here and  clicking there.

Sometimes this brings great results.

Other times it brings on disaster!

 

I have found this to be true, not only with my computer,

But I found this to be true with my life as well.

Maybe you have seen it in your life too.

 

You are just cruising along.

Everything is going well.

You are content.

You are comfortable.

 

Then, out of nowhere,

You receive the message that there is an update available.

The upgrade is easy to take if it is already on your screen.

It is easy to take if it is something you are already involved in.

 

For instance, you might be a blogger, and this great new update is

introduced that will make your blog look more colorful or focused. 

It’s as simple as clicking a few keys and your update appears.

Your blog looks great.  Your putzing has been successful.

Yay for updates!

 

OR

 

You are just cruising along.

Everything is going well.

You are content.

You are comfortable.

 

Then, out of nowhere,

Comes an opportunity so far off your radar,

That it obscures your vision and sends you for a loop.

 

All you can think is that this is not what you signed up for.

This is not what you studied for.

This is a totally different from the forte you are comfortable with.

 

For instance, you may have wanted to blog about home repairs.

You dreamed, you read, and you studied.

You set your blog up to welcome any one who would like to learn to

Repair their homes themselves.

It is going well.  Everything is running smoothly.

 

Then you realize that on your blog you spend a great deal of time

encouraging your readers.  You let them know that the choices they

make are their own, and yes, those choices are personal, and good.

You may find that you enjoy giving encouragement far more than

teaching home repair.

 

What do you do with this?

          

                                                                                                                        -Part Two on Wednesday-

 

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

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