Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy Monday!

Well, we're back in place after a nice Spring Break. Going to Cincy was a good call... we really needed that trip. Thankful for it.

Dustin taught on Sunday night at church, and I thought it was really encouraging and great. Of course, as he says, I'm his "wiff" so, of course I say that - but I really thought he did great, not just because of my love for him. Our Gracious Lord creatively gifted Dustin with a down-to-earth-ness that is encouraging (so sincere) and a super-duper Mathematical brain (super logical) to express Biblical truths in such a clear, winsome way. It's a blessing to see him grow in knowledge and passion. He teaches me a lot at the dinner table. :) Now, I wonder how long it is before he sees this post (not a huge blog guy these days) and gets on to the "wiff" for me posting this. =) Praise the Lord for using His Word and speaking through instruments that should have been vessels of wrath, but instead were granted (bought with blood) sweet mercy and forgiveness. I love seeing God teach and grow him.

Almost done with my book. Almost done with a few other projects, too. Now that I'm back to work, I'm really hoping that I can finish those things that I started last week. We'll see!

Here is the book I referred to a few days ago...

...you should read it. Upon finishing tonight (hopefully), I plan to try to read a few classics. I want to branch out a bit in my reading for awhile. I missed out, somehow, on several GREAT books growing up. I'm starting with a girly goodie... Sense and Sensibility. Any other suggestions? Mindy? Sarah? Amy? Seriously? Send me a "You should have read this in high school or college... it was wonderful... every person should read this book before they die" classics list.

6 comments:

Ben Bartlett said...

Dustin is an excellent teacher. He always does a great job!

Heather said...

Grapes of Wrath, A Tale of Two Cities, The Iliad and Odyssey, To Kill to a Mockingbird...some of the ones I really enjoyed in highschool

mindy said...

JANE EYRE!!!!! For some reason, I do not think that you have read it, but YOU MUST READ IT BEFORE YOU DIE! It is a classic that I have read multiple times. The only other novel that I read more than once was Number the Stars, and you know what a good book that is! It is long but an easy read!

Jay Scott said...

Must reads: Give Us This Day (its short, and you will never be able gain full appreciation for our countrymens' sacrifice until you read this) , The Hobbit, Lord of the Ring series (pure literary delight), Chronicles of Narnia (wow, madly entertaining with some subtle Christian symbolism), The Count of Monte Cristo, Robinson Crusoe, The Swiss Family Robinson...

I could go all day. I read all of these before jr high, and they are still up there with the most fantastic books I've ever read.

Mrs. Walker said...

Well, if you've truly missed out on classics, make sure Little Women is on your list. There are also two other books that go along with it, Little Men and Jo's Boys. All are great classics. I LOVE Jane Austin, so definitely read her books. I enjoyed Jane Eyre too, so I ditto that comment! I'll let you know if I think of any others. Those are the few that come to my sleep-deprived brain! :)

Me said...

If you're digging Austen, try 'Emma'. S&S was written really early in her writing career, and Emma pretty late. It is a cool contrast in styles.