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!