Monday, February 18, 2008

What Book Are You Reading Now?

"The Queen of Nifty Topics & Questions"
(you all may remember that
I'm gaga over the opportunities to come up with names!),
was so kind as to tag me for a Me-Me that is new to me.

I just spotted it last week, and I was like, Ooo! Pick me!

Of course, I did manage to keep such comments to myself!
Aren't you proud?

But I was hopeful!
It's called the Book Me-Me
Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the 5th sentence.
4. Post the next 3 sentences.
5. Tag 5 people

As some of you may know I am reading
by Gary Chapman.

I wish I had had gotten it 5 years ago, when I first heard about it.

It's worth gold. Truly.
So here goes:

Our teens are just like Kayla-in a state of radical transition.

When a person is in a state of transition-
things in their external world are changing
while their inner world of thoughts, feelings, and desires
are in a state of disequilibrium-the person responds differently.

Think of yourself the night before you're leaving on an extended trip.

That's all you get!

Please, run do not walk, to get this book if you have a child 11 or 12 or even older.

You have no idea how the changes sneak up on you,
and right off the bat, I saw what we have been clueless about.

But, that is for another post, Ya'll! :)

I am tagging:

If any of you have too much on your plate, No Pressure!
Save it for when you are in a "dry spot"!
Blogging is for fun, not for stress!
Happy Monday, Ya'll!


Mel's World said...

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH, that is so good!!!!!

I love this one! I will most certainly join in on the fun!!!

Give me a little time tonight and I will jump all over this one!

Thanks for the tips on that book...I might just need to get that one!


Heidi @ GGIP said...

That one is suspenseful in a different way.

Thanks for playing.

Denise said...

This was fun.

Mel's World said...

Ok, I completely forgot but will do this one first thing tomorrow...

Oopsie...Sorry about that!

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!