Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Redeeming Love

I just finished reading Francine Rivers', Redeeming Love. Thank you to Betty for recommending it here. I think Elizabeth had written about it as well.

Wow! I have to admit I had a hard time getting into it and almost stopped reading. However, I was determined to finish and for some reason, this weekend I got very into it. It is amazing! It really made me think about how I try to show Christ to some people. Sometimes I have a hard time saying too much and thinking that I have to read them Acts 2:38 immediately. Reading about the life Angel had and knowing what she was thinking & feeling showed me that sometimes you just need to show Christ to others by your love & the way you live rather than preaching to them. Not to say that everyone doesn't need to hear the Word, but sometimes people aren't ready to hear it yet. I liked the way Rivers showed God talking to them. It was like He knew she wasn't ready but He wasn't giving up on her.

I'm not sure if this is making sense. I just know that we don't always know what another person is going through or has gone through and we must reserve judgment much of the time. Like Betty mentioned in her summary, God's unconditional love is amazing and we should try to pattern that in the way we love others.
I had Katie's hair cut yesterday. She has big girl bangs! It's still wild & crazy much of the time, but I've tried to resign myself that for the time being that's just who she is....a little wild & crazy! At least now when her bow falls out, which it does often, her hair doesn't hang in her face and that is a big improvement! We're having some pictures of the girls taken Friday in a pretty park, a
nd I'm hoping her hair cooperates for those!


jettybetty said...

I'm so glad you liked it! IMHO, everything I have read of hers starts slow and then gets to where I cannot put it down! I can't believe I can learn so much about how to live my life from fiction!

I think Katie's hair is darling--2 year olds can pull off wild in a great way!

Erica said...

Katie's hair looks adorable!! I hope the pictures later this week turn out great. They are one of the many unpredictable things in life.

When were you at ACU? Were you in a club?

Jacinda said...

I graduated in '95 and was in Siggies. I thought I saw you mention something about Siggies the other day, too!

elizabeth said...

So glad you enjoyed the book. It is by far one of the best I have ever read and I am making my sister read it this week before her baby comes!

I love little pixie cuts on girls. ME has curly hair so I don't think it will quite have the same effect!

Erica said...

I was a Siggie! I transferred to ACU in '94 and was there till '97. I am sure that you are someone I had to visit while pledging. Fun memories!