Wednesday, March 11, 2009

are you a boat potato?

I've been on a 'quest' of sorts to do things differently this year. To revisit some things I really love, as well as give up things that I don't need and take on things that I do.

I just realized how ambiguous that last statement is, whoops.

Anywhoo... I'm reading again. It's March 11 (which I'm pretty sure is somebody's birthday but I've quit my calendar), and I've read 5 books today.

They were stupid, vapid books that sucked me in and I feel gross knowing that I got so engaged in them. They were:

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Shopahlic takes Manhattan
Shopaholic Ties the Knot
Shopaholic & Sister
Shopaholic & Baby

For those of you who think I'm an idiot, I do need to let you know that this is about 1500 pages of book. Which is not bad, unless you're concerned with content, in which case, yes. It's bad. I suck. Whatev.

But I've also been asked recently about books I've read/enjoyed/loved, and before I give those books away, I feel some obligation to re-read them.

I'm starting with John Ortberg's "If You Want To Walk On Water, You've Got To Get Out Of The Boat". I looked back through my archives to find stuff I'd written about it, but I was kinda lacklustery then, so I've got nothing.

This book is so good!!! I remember why I loved reading it. Now I can see areas of my life that I used it to change. Areas that the Lord used it to change. Accepting fear as a part of life and choosing to go on regardless. Pushing through the fear. Not being afraid of the fear (in a disabling sort of way) anymore.

I'm excited to see what rereading it does for me!

1 comment:

Michelle said... read ALL of those books in ONE day?! That is incredible! I've only read the "Confessions of a Shopaholic" book, because I wanted to see the movie and I have a Thing about seeing movies when I haven't read the books. Even when they are vapid books like Shopaholic. And to be honest, the character in the book kind of drove me crazy, while I found her movie character lovable & endearing. Which is kind of a change for me. But I understand having to have those mindless reads sometimes. One of my all time favorite "vapid" books is called, "getting warmer" by carol snow. It is TOTAL chic lit, but was so wonderful during the season of life that I read it. I think you can find it on Barnes& for like, 4 dollars.

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