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Monday, December 1, 2008

3 profound books ...

on a seriously controversial note ...

this is a pamphlet published by the church of jesus christ of latter day saints, its focus ... same gender attraction. Controversial topic for these political days we live in. its a must read for EVERY member. my guess is you will be surprised and your perceptions and judgements will change if you read it with sincerity of heart. i suspect it has been available for some time but the knowledge of it has been limited to those who are directly affected by this challenge, yet i think with what is going on politically in this world today it is a must read for every member. we need to change our perceptions, we need to live what we say we believe.

this pamphlet led me to reconsider the depth of a novel i read earlier in the year. actually prior to reading the pamphlet had been thinking about how much better of a novel it was then i originally gave it credit for, why? cause it sticks with me. so it must be so much more to me then i realized. the pamphlet made me realize we all are here at war with ourselves. our physical self vs our spiritual self. let me say that again ... WE ALL ARE HERE AT WAR WITH OURSELVES! we all go to battle over different issues but we are all here doing it, perfecting and overcoming the natural man. this comparison i think is exactly what this book is about.

are we here to see through each other? or to see each other through?

on a lighter seasonal note ...

reading this comic joy to my children for the season. one of my fav xmas stories when i was a kid and i just cant help but read this hysteria to my loved totts. we are really enjoying the antics of the herdmans ... a highly recommended read!

we started our countdown to christmas unwrap one gift each evening tonite. i successfully found the best wrapping paper ever, its printed with pictures like this ...


i aquired it where else but wallyworld! our little present advent calendar allows one member of the family to open one gift per night leading up to christmas. this is all the not so fun stuff to be honest, like clothes. it makes those things a little more exciting though and the countdown a little more fun. this is also a great solution if your traveling for the holidays and your concerned about the logistics/traveling of a load of gifts too and from.

2 comments:

Engrained Emotions said...

love the card!!!!

Natalie said...

I totally found John a t-shirt last year from the christmas story. Good stuff.