Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Shack

Finished reading "The Shack" this week and wow - what a powerful book. I highly recommend it, especially for anyone struggling with fear or sadness in their life. While I didn't feel that way going into the book, it surely made me realize many things even though the book itself is fiction. Plus, don't we all know someone who is struggling with sadness in some form or another. The great part about this book, is that you can turn the sad situation in the book into anything else - like a cancer diagnosis, loss of a job, fear of dying even.

One thing I am taking away from the book is "love" - or more like "loving". I want to put verbs into my living (see how I made that a verb instead of the noun "life") and by pouring more love into everything I do I will see it in others lives, especially my children. Most mothers probably wonder how they could ever love their children more than they do at this very moment. I feel the exact same way. I love them unconditionally, with all my heart. By changing love from a noun to a verb, we will be loving them in ways we haven't before. By doing, instead of having, we will reap the rewards of wonderful children and our lives will always be blessed by them.


1 comment:

  1. Love your new blog, Lisa! The girlz are so cute~~~Jeff-clones all ;)~~~Congrats to your clever ladies for their ribbons! WTG!~~~XXOO, Beth