Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I can't believe that I'm 20! I sure don't feel it or look like it! Yesterday to celebrate my birthday, my mom and I went to NYC. We went to see a Broadway play called American Idiot. It is a play with ALL Green Day songs. The play is about a guy named Johnny who is a starving musician. He leaves his home and gets into drugs. He also meets the girl of his dreams. Johnny also has two good friends. One stayed home and did nothing but drink and do drugs after he found out that his girlfriend was pregnant. His other friend went off to the war and ended up getting hurt and had one of his legs amputated. At the end, Johnny comes back to all his friends, gets a job, and realizes that he has messed up and he's an idiot. It was an AMAZING play! The plot may sound a little iffy, but all the performers had very talented voices and the acting was incredible. The best part was I was in the 5th row! We could see the sweat and see the actors spitting when they sang. I would highly recommend this show!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Every little girl has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are often swept up into a life filled merely with duty and demands. Many Christian women are tired, struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a "good servant," a nurturing caregiver, or a capable home manager.
What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating is doing for women. Setting their hearts free. This groundbreaking book shows readers the glorious design of women before the fall, describes how the feminine heart can be restored, and casts a vision for the power, freedom, and beauty of a woman released to be all she was meant to be. By revealing the core desires every woman shares-to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a grand adventure, and to unveil beauty-John and Stasi Eldredge invite women to recover their feminine hearts, created in the image of an intimate and passionate God. Further, they encourage men to discover the secret of a woman's soul and to delight in the beauty and strength women were created to offer.
Below are some phrases from the book that caught my interest:
God has sent me on a mission.
I have some great news for you.
God has sent me to restore and release something.
And that something is you.
I am here to give you back your heart and set you free.
I am furious at the Enemy who did this to you, and I will fight
Let me comfort you.
For, dear one, I will bestow beauty upon you
where you have known only devastation.
Joy, in the places of your deep sorrow.
And I will robe your heart in thankful praise
in exchange for your resignation and despair.
Jesus is extending his hand to you. He is inviting you to dance with him. He asks, "May I have this dance...every day of your life?" His gaze is fixed on you. He is captivated by your beauty. He is smiling. He cares nothing of the opinion of others. He is standing. He will lead. He waits for your response.
Overall this book was easy to read and gave me a lot of things to think about. I would rate it a 4 out of 5. Throughout the book the authors tended to repeat themselves, but they definitely got the point across: God wants US and He is waiting for us. We are beautiful to Him.