Thursday, June 10, 2010

Amazing Book!

That's right, I posted twice in one day. I have read this book multiple times... and every single time I find something new that I find makes it more and more awesome. Yes, this was written by the worship leader David Crowder. When I bought this book, I was a fan of his music.. so I figured that I would probably enjoy his writing. I wanna share a couple of good quotes. I apologize for the length. I promise it is worth it. :)

" Think Back. Try hard to recall what praise in its undiluted purity felt like. When you would dance with your arms fully extended rather than elbows bent, folded closely to your person in such a guarded fashion. Remember how effortlessly we sang the praises of things we enjoyed? It was so easy and fluid and natural. What if this kind of praise freely leaked from us in delightful response to God? What if life were like that all the time? What if we were so moved by who God is, what He's done, what He will do, that praise, adoration, worship, whatever, continuously careened in our heads and pounded in our souls? What if praise were on the tip of our tongues like we were a loaded weapon in the hands of a trigger-happy meth addict and every moment might just set us off? This is what we will do for eternity. What makes us think our time on earth should be any different? What keeps it from being so?"

"The universe has somewhere around 200,000,000,000 galaxies. In our galaxy alone there are about 100,000,000,000 stars, and there are over 6,000,000,000 people living and breathing right now. Why on earth would He bother coming toward me? I am tiny. I am a dot. Yet here He is with His heart in my chest and we're locked in an embrace and I'm not sure exactly when it happened but something fired inside of me, and now my arms are around Him, and people are watching, and I will tell you about it. I don't think I can help it." ( This is the highlights of this quote. The entire chapter is worth quoting... but, that's alot of typing.)

I strongly urge you to read this book. It will change you. I promise.

Things learned over the last few weeks

I've learned alot of new things lately...

1. Hindsight is 20/20. It's really easy to see things clearly once they are over. Recent events have helped me to see a few people for who they really are. It has also helped me to understand who my true friends are, and has shown me just how amazing those people are. I cannot say that I am not broken hearted about these recent events, but I have no control over them... So, I press on.

2. Pretzels make for weird dreams. After having a small snack of pretzels, I found myself dreaming of pregnant guy friends. Strange but true. I will not be enjoying pretzels as a bedtime snack again anytime soon.

3. Reverting back to your first job is a very humbling experience. Since there is a significant decline in patient number at Healthsouth, my mom was so fantastic to allow me to work with her to "bridge" the money gap until things pick back up. I'm glad I don't have to do it the rest of my life.

4. Sometimes honesty isn't the best policy. In this case you should revert to silence... or lie. Please spare others feelings. If it must be said, choose your words carefully. This isn't something I learned by myself being too honest.... actually learned that by someone else being too honest with me. He did not choose the correct words.