Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Max Marathon


I used to only ever read self-help/spiritual books or the bible. A while back I realized that was the same with music. I used to only listen to Christian music. Secular/Non Secular call it whatever you want, but over the years I have realized it's all the same to me. That is my 2 cents worth about that topic, take it or leave it. It's funny when Moses and I talk about music because many of the bands of the 80's and 90's I have no recollection of because of this. He will say something like, "Don't you remember that song" to which I will respond " Nope never heard it" to which he will say, "Man where were you?" and I will think in my head I was in a bubble. I am glad in many ways to have bursted that bubble. Who did the bursting I am not exactly sure but all the same it has bursted wide open.
So anyway, that was a rabbit trail thanks for following back to the topic at hand... back in the day when I was inside the bubble my favorite author and still he is one of my favorites now is/was Max Lucado. I used to work at a Christian book store and every new release of his was quickly purchased, read through, and placed on my self at home. I just love the way this man writes in pictures. Well, since outside the bubble I haven't picked up any of his new releases and or read the old ones in a long time
SO.....(the whole point of this blog is coming.... wait for it... wait for it....)

I have decided over the course of the next few weeks of Christmas Break that I am going to go on a Max Lucado Marathon. While studying the shelves of books that my hubby so masterfully assembled from Ikea I realized that I have almost everyone of this man's titles(except new titles as stated above). After realizing it has been a while since I have dug deep into one of them I thought it's about time, so I am going on a Max marathon. His books always make me cry so I will make sure I have kleenex nearby.

The titles on the road map are as follows:

Next Door Savior

Just Like Jesus

And The Angels Were Silent


I will report back in a few weeks if I survive this marathon without a bucket load of tears and hopefully a good reminder or two.
Until then please enjoy some more new pictures.



The pics are of the Space Needle in Seattle, A butterfly that Landed on Sol's hand while in the Butterfly garden at PSC, and one from Sol's birthday party in October right before moving(seems so long ago now).



When I look at all the boys in that last photo my heart aches to think of the next time we will see them all. I sure do feel a case of homesickness coming on. Good thing this city has many distractions to hold me over until the next time we all are able to meet again.

6 comments:

nashelle said...

You fill my heart with love and admiration for you. You are such a beautiful woman. I am very glad my son married you...now you are my daughter also. Thank you.

Jeni said...

Have fun with your Max marathon!

shontell said...

What a fun idea. I did this sort of thing with my movies that I love oh so much. I watched them in alphabetical order. OCD-ish, but fun. Good idea for all the books I have been given or started, but never finished. Maybe when I am not reading the really awesome workings of textbooks I will finally finish a few of those.

slogoin' vws said...

i refrained from tears welling up until reading your mil's comment there, then i was suddenly reaching for a tissue...dang it, i hate when that happens at work!

noel said...

thank you momma nash- i feel so grateful to have you in my life as a bonus to marrying the man i love. what a lucky girl i am.
jeni- it has been fun so far. already making my one through the first book.
shontell- i guess it is sorta ocd huh, i never thought i would ever have an ocd moment oh wait i am not reading them in alphabetical order though. nope no rhyme or reason for the order. it is fun way to read and not have to buy new books too :) just go through all the books i took the trouble to move up here... way to recycle... yeah me!!
tasha- yes that mil has a way with words doesn't she.

Jen's World said...

great picture of the boys, Noel. LOVE that!!

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