Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Reading in Heaven

So, I've been reading "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn, and I'm finding it challenging to think about Heaven. I've always assumed that I can't imagine what its like, so I don't try. This book is a paradigm shift for me, so I've been pondering life and after life a lot.

I love to read. I could read for days...I read most of the day yesterday, and I love getting caught up in a story. So, in Heaven...the new heavens and new Earth...what will I read? I love fiction...but how would one write fiction without conflict. Stories tend to require some type of conflict..... man v man, man v nature, man v himself....but in a land without sin, where does one find this? There could be easily poetry there...and biography for we will have our memories of this Earth. But can a mind renewed and without sin conceive of stories with conflict?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Marketing works....

So, I have a LOST widget on my page. And those people at ABC are smart....as the Lost season closes, they stuck an ad for another show on the widget. At first I was kind of irritated...this is my LOST widget...but their marketing worked. (The weird part is that this show isn't even on ABC...but it is made by ABC studios)

The show they were advertising was Legend of the Seeker, and the ad was like a 5 minute recap of the season. So, I started watching...and it filled my story void. I may not know how LOST will start next season, but now I have something else to watch.

Legend of the Seeker is based on some books by Terry Goodkind. And I'm already planning a trip to the library to pick up the first book. And I've watched 8 episodes so far this week. So, their little scheme worked. I'm hooked...but the season finale is tonight...so I won't catch up by then. If I had no children, I might try...but then, what would fill my story void?

Only 84 more days til Broncos football!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Depending on Christ

As I plan to travel to China this summer, I know that I will be depending on Christ for every second.

I know this because it will be in the 90-100 degree range with 90% humidity. I'm a Colorado girl....I hate humidity. My husband has said he's glad he's not going because he remembers the first day of our honeymoon and how miserably I acted. I will be depending on Christ to NOT complain.

I know this because I will be away from my kids for 17 days. I have never been away from them for more than 2 days. They will be in capable hands--the grandmas and of course their wonderful dad. But the idea that I will not see them for that long will likely be the most difficult thing I've done as a mom.

And I'm laying it down in Jesus lap. I know He'll help me. And following Him is always worth it.

Dear blog

I'm sorry I've been neglecting you lately. I know you used to enjoy such attention from me, but my new friend Facebook has stolen my affection to some degree. But really, we can all be friends.

I wish I were a writer. I love to write, but I don't do it enough. I am good at writing when I do it, but the drive is not there. This is not to say I won't continue to write. I will work harder to get my thoughts down here...not just in quick status updates.

I love connecting with people most of all....and Facebook just can't have the same depth that you have blog, dear. I'm hoping to be a deeper person, so here's to a summer with more posts.