Well, we’re hanging out in Louisiana for a few days. We have already had a pretty exciting adventure involving drug trafficking. I’m not going to say any more about that until I can provide you with pictures! James is busy mowing the yard and I have been weeding and picking up sticks–between trips to assuage my fascination with this new satellite internet connection my parents have. It’s amazing! Same speed as a cable connection. Wow.
What else important happened after the 14 hour drive here? Well, I walked in the house and discovered a copy of The Shack. Despite my sister’s less than enthusiastic (alright, she was downright discouraging) review of the book, I was determined to read it. I stayed up late last night and got up early this morning in my quest to devour the story whole. I am ever so glad I made it through. Some parts are a bit cerebral (very C.S. Lewis flavored) but I am in love with Saruyo, Jesus and Papa. I figure any writer who can make draw you closer to the Father through his writing must be okay. So many amazing nuggets of truth. I feel like a need to take a day (or a week, or a month) and meditate on the truths in the story. As the website says, this story is a work of fiction but that doesn’t keep it from being true. Is that how he said it? Check out the book website: The Shack.
Don’t forget to stop by the author’s blog, Wind Rumors. I promise you’ll find it wonderful. Okay, lest I speak an untruth, I can’t absolutely promise that you’ll find it wonderful–but I find it inspiring. As the days and weeks go by, I promise that I have lots of stories to tell and tidbits that have been floating around my head. Stay tuned for some of what I’ve been thinking…
In the meantime, I do hope you are having a wonderful day and Papa says to tell you that He is exceptionally fond of you. 🙂