Thursday, May 15, 2008

Yay for tomorrow!

I don't care what it takes...tomorrow I am getting in the car and driving. Don't know where I will go, or what I will do, but I'm getting out of the house! ;o)
I may use up a whole tank of gas just because I can!

I, like many others, have finished reading "The Shack". If you have not read it yet and want a closer walk with God, it's an amazing book. I struggle talking to God as if he were an actual human sitting here with me. This book has helped me in my faith walk. It's also helped me learn about living in the present and not looking back at the past and don't try to predict the future. It's truly an amazing book.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book:

"If anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will ever be the same again." Isn't that wonderful? It makes living as a part of the body of Christ sound personal and fun and possible in everyday life."

"just because I work incredible good out of unspeakable tragedies doesn't mean I orchestrate the tragedies..."

"Grace doesn't depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors."

"When I dwell with you, I do so in the present-I live in the present. not the past, although much can be remembered and learned by looking back, but only for a visit, not an extended stay. I do not dwell in the future you visualize or imagine"


Shane Coffman said...

Good quotes! There are so many pearls of wisdom and insight found in that book.

Hannah said...

Hey Brenda, I don't know if you'll get to read this or not, but I was wondering if you knew how I could get a hold of a copy of The Shack. I haven't read it, but what you have shared about it really makes me want to dive into it.
Thanks for sharing, and I hope you continue to strengthen and recover.
much love,

Brenda said...

I have already given mine to someone else or I would have loaned it to you. I bought mine at the workshop. You can get them at Mardel's and also only at for as low as $7.00. I paid I think $15.00 for mine.