The Choice is Mine

This is what the world offers me:

Murder

Taxes

Deficits

Syrian Conflict

American Idol

Campaign Spending

Increasing Tax Prices

Bickering among candidates, world leaders, state leaders, US leaders

In other words, nothing.

Meaningless stuff.

Conflict.

Stressful stuff.

Stuff that keeps you up at night.

Here is what God offers me:

Peace

Victory

Love

Purpose

Vision

Meaning

Compassion

Strength

Comfort

Which will I choose?

From now on, I’m going to start my day with my Bible open instead of opening the newspaper first.  I’d much rather start with what God offers me and use that to put what the world offers me in perspective.

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The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without purpose.  Rick Warren in The Purpose Driven Life.

Review: Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Do yourself a favor and read this “kids'” book immediately. The drawings are fabulous and so is the story! Enjoy!

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Review: Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Recommend by my 13-year-old son. I liked the book, but kept thinking it reminded me of another story. Another reviewer of this book hit the nail on the head. It is like Of Mice and Men. My son is somewhat a reluctant reader so I was thrilled that he actually wanted me to read a book he liked. It is the story of two unlikely friends and their adventures. Get out the kleenex!

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Review: Explosive Eighteen

Explosive Eighteen
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A light, fun read. Sometimes that’s just what you need in a book. 🙂

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Finals Round 2

WonderBoy wins! He got a B on the Science final.  Unbelievable…couldn’t carry home the science binder because it was too heavy and he still got a B.

Round 2:  WonderBoy 1 Mom 0

 

For Your Listening Pleasure

Yes, Justin Beiber remade it, but no one can sing it like Michael and his brothers.

It is widely believed tha…

It is widely believed that in the age of television and consumer distractions, another Ludwig Beethoven will not develop.

Donald Miller in his blog post Remembering Ludwig van Beethoven.

Review: The Art of Fielding

The Art of Fielding
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was a pleasure watching this story slowly unwind on a small college campus. It is so much more than a baseball book. The characters are fully developed. A great read!

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