Monday, January 22, 2007

Random Thoughts

I haven't posted in a long time. Work is busy. Home is busy. We just got a computer for home, so perhaps I will begin doing it there. But to be honest, by the time I've gotten the kids to bed, made lunches for the next day, and cleaned up the kitchen, I am ready to just sit down and watch TV. At 11pm I usually do my Bible Study/prayer time until about 12am. I love my life, but it is a busy one. Especially now with two kids playing basketball and one on a travel volleyball team.

No matter though, no one really reads this blog, so no one will be missing it! :)

I do have a couple of suggestions though:
Excellent Bible Study I am doing right now - Live a Praying Life by Jennifer Kennedy Dean. Prayer has always been difficult for me - knowing what and how to pray. This has been a life changing study!

Books I have read this year:
Watching the Tree Limbs and Wishing on Dandelions by Mary DeMuth - both excellent books!
Lost in NashVegas - a very fun read! By Rachel Hauck
Rachel Hauck

I'm looking for some new music to listen to - any suggestions? Here is a sample of what I like, Contemporary Christian - favorites - Third Day, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, etc. I just need a NEW artist - I am getting tired of listening to the same albums over and over.

Movies I watched on DVD this Weekend and LIKED:
1. The Illusionist - Loved it!
2. Broken Bridges - Made Me Cry! A "fluff" movie, but sometimes I just need a non-thinking movie!

Blog posts I'm still thinking about:
Life On The Road - wish Auny a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Living the Dream - sad, but happy it hasn't crushed his spirit
Escaping the Gray Twilight - again, sad, but it hasn't crushed her spirit!
A Life In Pages - Ghostwriting, wrong, wrong, wrong

Book my Book Club picked for the month (host gets to pick, I had nothing to do with the choice) - if you've read it, let me know what you thought of it!
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

What I really wanna do this year:

1.Start a Christian Book Club. However, I do not know very many people who would be interested/could commit. I LOVE getting together with book club, but the one I do attend are mostly younger then me, the books are far from what I would consider Christian, and are friends of a friend - I don't really know them and that probably won't change (we'd not get together outside book club).

2. Write a book. (Thus the Wannabe!)

3. Finish the remodel of my living room, kitchen, hallway.

Have a great week! Check back once in a while!


Goslyn said...

This may be a day late and a dollar short, but I absolutely LOVED "The Red Tent."

Hope you enjoyed it!

stephanie said...

Thanks for the reading suggestions. I'm going to pick those up. The bible study on prayer sounds fantastic! I'm going to have to check that out for sure.

Katy said...

Hi, Vail! I haven't read Rachel's books (yet...) but I adore Mary DeMuth. And I've met both of these gals at the American Christian Writers Conference. They are wonderful women.

Thanks for visiting!

Katy McKenna