Saturday, December 29, 2007
I've been doing some reading and thinking of Christlike Warriors. The guys who have encouraged and inspired the women in their life to find a deeper relationship with their heavenly Prince. When I first started reading "Authentic Beauty" by Eric and Leslie Ludy, I wondered, are there really any Warrior Poets left in this day and age? That was the reading part. As I read, about the qualities and examples of Warrior Poets through the centuries, God brought to mind a few young men I've come in to contact with who display similar qualities. These guys are amazing friends. I enjoy the times we've spent together at church, youth group, Bible study, or just haning out and having a fun time. I've never felt the societal pressures of "hooking up" with any of these Christlike young men. They're just guys who have shared and taught me things they've learned in their own personal walk with God. Another thing I learned from that book, was that guys aren't often told of the good things they do. We as women, need to encourage them to become stronger warriors. Encourage them when they show consideration for others, when they choose to protect a sister, mother, or any woman. Because I don't know how many of the Christlike warriors in my own life will read this, I plan to start encouraging them when I see the opportunities. If any of you girls are looking for a good read, not just a novel, but something that makes you think about the choices you make in relationships and life, I definately recommend "Authentic Beauty". I have a copy if you'd like to borrow it.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
I had a pretty Deadly McCool day today. Church was awesome, the best worship time in quite awhile. For me at least. Pastor Tyler addressed a tough but neccessary issue. Being comfortable in our faith and still expecting the Holy Spirit to do things in our lives. Sure, great things can happen, but if we're so comfortable that we don't want to go to the next level (ie raising people from the dead), it's not going to happen. I don't want that to happen in my life. It was for awhile recently, but then I asked God to increase my faith, and guess what, he did! Along with that faith has come peace and joy. I like having those two things around. It's a nice change from worry and depression. I had to leave church early because I was going to Cold Lake with Robin and the Handspiker family. I must admit, I never thought I'd be going shopping with a teacher and his family that wasn't on a school trip. haha, it was so much fun though. Todd and Janice are so funny. The kids rock too. We hit up the mall and good ol' Wal-Mart. I didn't find everything I was looking for, but got a sweet toque and mom's Christmas present. I was unsure of buying it, because I didn't know if Holly would've bought it or the other thing she wanted. Luckily, Holly called tonight so I got to ask her which item she'd got mom and we bought the opposite things, so it's all good. Plus, now mom will get both the things she asked for. It was a fun day.