Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Where I Am - Rambling Edition

Where I Am: Sitting on my couch, watching the snow blow off my roof and straining my ears for Selah's cries.  She is resting at the moment, but is sick - I'm guessing the flu - bad cough, constant fever for the last 24 hours, and the most pathetic "I'm really sick, Mom" whimper.  Those little watery eyes just make my heart break, and it is amazing how all that seems to matter is holding her.  Yes, the house is a crazy mess and yes, I have so much reading and studying that I should do...but my job today is to hold her - I have to admit that I love that job today...wow!  I really am one of those moms!  Well, maybe not fully one of THOSE moms...but that is another issue.

What I Am Watching: Honestly, I'm a little bit embarrassed to let you know, but in my job today of holding Selah I just finished watching a little made for TV movie - Revenge of the Bridesmaids...sad, I know!  But on a more sophisticated note, I would also like to recommend The King's Speech.  This is the only movie I've seen in a real live movie theater in the last two months and I loved it!  First of all, I love Great Britain...and I secretly love the royals - don't all girls really?  Didn't you ever secretly wish that you met an undercover prince and could become royal yourself?  Yep...me too.  So anyways, I highly recommend this film - the acting was fabulous...I learned a little bit of interesting history...and the story about the common man helping a reluctant hero find his courage and voice was inspiring!

What I am Reading: This happens to be a picture of my bedside table at the moment...

Why yes, there are seven books on my nightstand!  And why yes, I also happen to be in the middle of another 3-4 books at work.  I think this is a problem - a real problem...I also think it is a sign that I'm just not incredibly excited about any of these books right now...although they are all good books and I enjoy each of them whenever I pick one of them up...

Here is my highlight of the top 3:
Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers - I actually AM reading this book right now - I just love Francine Rivers!  And I gave my mom this book as a gift for Christmas.  She finished the book and handed it over to me to read - I define this book truly as the gift that keeps on giving!

Real Sex by Lauren Winner - Sorry everyone, this is not some steamy book that is addressing my sex life...in fact, the subtitle is "the naked truth about chastity."  And I'm reading it to prepare for our upcoming relationship series at zoe.  Here is what I have realized - I CANNOT - repeat CANNOT communicate the same reasoning behind remaining chaste to our college students that I was told growing up.  For one, they've heard it before & a large majority of them are having sex.  I'm realizing as I talk to girls (Christian girls who love God and yet who are very sexually active) that they need something more in order for them to make a decision to wait until marriage to have sex.  I don't have time to tell you what I think they need to hear (wouldn't that be a good blog though!)...let's discuss that one later...but that is the purpose of this book - I'm trying to see new sides to this truth...because I love those girls I talk to...and they need truth about sex...

Just Do Something - Terri Reed gave me this book & I like parts of it (LOVE parts of it actually), but I also have to stop this book often and debate in my head and heart a mix/mash of sermons I've heard over the years - you know...those sermons where I can climb a mountain and conquer the world and must find my purpose today...those sermons that I believed for so long...because this book basically says - STOP trying to find the magic purpose and just go do something.  I see truth in both camps...so that is why this small book still sits atop the night stand.

Wow, this has gotten so long and I've only covered 2 items...so, I'll just go ahead and sign off.  But, since I started off as one of those moms I guess I'll also conclude as one of those moms with 2 snapshots of my precious one!
  
What I Am Laughing At:  Josh taught Selah a new trick & it is her favorite thing to do now!

Learning New Tricks from Josh Allen on Vimeo.


What I Am Smiling At: From my birthday party!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Selah is hilarious! Love the video. Also sounds like you have some good books I would like to read.

Jenifer Davidson said...

this is what both Brad and my nightstands look like....oh to learn and research!

Jantz & Ab said...

Poor Selah, please get well soon!! And oh my gosh, I seriously enjoyed laughing at the super sweet video! She's just so stinkin cute! Also, I'm ready to read the Francine Rivers book when you're done. :)
p.s. I like the pic of your nightstand...you've become quite the photographer!

Sarah said...

p.s. LOVE your comments about the royals and totally agree and I am still working on meeting an undercover prince..;)

Lindsey V said...

Love the video of Selah! So cute!

And I have the next one of Her Mother's Hope....Her Daughter's Dream...that I am reading now. Such a great series!! My favorite of hers was still A Voice in the Wind and the Hadassah series

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