Saturday, April 9, 2011

David Platt hit the nail on the head.

This is my review of Radical by David Platt. First off, I have to say that this book was great! It is exactly what my husband and I have been looking for since arriving back home from after a year long deployment with the Army National Guard. While we were serving in Iraq, we attended many services lead by Army Chaplains. There was never a worry about how much money was coming in this week, or how many butts were sitting in the seats. It was about worshiping God and thanking him for protecting us for yet another day. We all came just as we were, nothing more, nothing less. David Platt challenges us to leave behind the false doctrines we've created by twisting scripture and follow Christ.
"We need to return with urgency to a biblical gospel, because the cost of not doing so is great for our lives, our families, our churches, and the world around us."
I absolutely agree with this statement. We have been lulled to sleep and we need to wake up. I believe this book is just one of many wake up calls we have been given. I just pray that people heed the advice Mr. Platt has to give. ~This book was provided free for review by WaterBrook Maltnomah Publishing Group.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I know it's been a long time.

I never have been good at keeping up with a journal or blog. Oh well, I am who I am, and I'm learning to embrace that. If you're coming here to see an up to date blog, you're in the wrong place. This really is just a place for me to ramble on about things that interest me at the time.

Anyway, I'm back because I have something to say. I've been reading a lot lately. I just finished Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. I loved it! It was an amazing account of heaven from a 4 year old's perspective. It's reinforced my thoughts on Heaven. I can not say enough about it. I believe that everyone should read it.

I've also been thinking a lot about parenting styles. Most of my thoughts are because I feel so lost some days in what to do with these children that God has blessed me with. I know I want to be a gentle parent and parent the way I believe that Jesus would have. It's so easy to fall into that trap of yelling and trying to control them. After all, that's what a lot of so called "parenting experts" would want us to believe. Their way is the best way, period. In the coming days, I will be sharing my thoughts on this subject. The good, the bad and the ugly.