I am glad that you guys enjoyed my review of The Shack.
I’ll admit, I was a little nervous posting on something that is rather controversial, but so far I have received mainly good feed back. I’ll take it.
I also wanted to share with you an e-mail that I received from my friend Rachel today.
I just read your blog about The Shack. I read it a couple months ago…and I agree with you 100% that it is one of those very few books I’ve read in my lifetime that changed my life. I am so glad to hear someone else say the same thing. I have gotten into so many arguments (maybe argument isn’t the right word; disagreement might be better) over this book! People can’t open their eyes past the fact that God is a black woman! It really makes me sad that people can be so closed minded. I loved the fact that they took it outside the box and did that…who ever said God was an old white man with a Santa Claus beard and white robes? I don’t know what Bible that came out of, but it wasn’t mine. God is for ALL of us, not just a certain race and gender. I feel that’s sort of what the book was trying to portray. And the relationship between God and Jesus was just beautiful. I had never thought about their relationship, but it was so intense and loving…I cried many times through this book. Just wanted to say thanks; I enjoyed reading your opinion and it being a favorable one, because I loved that book and I will definitely reread it many times!
I wanted to share her thoughts with you as well, because I thought she hit on several points that I overlooked, that were just as important as what I did mention.
Ok, enough about books.
Here’s what we all came for.
Oh wait, first I will note that I ran 4 miles this morning, but it was cloudy and muggy and kind of sucked. Ok moving on.
If you can call that food.
- 1 packet Amazing Meal
- cocoa powder
- frozen banana
As you can see, I was going for a mocha flavor here, plus I was out of milk. Of any kind. Cow, almond and soy. It was a sad day in my household. Honestly, it would have been good, minus the Amazing Meal. It gave it a truly gritty texture that I did not enjoy at all. Blech.
I drank it anyway, and was starving by 10:30.
Hello, dark chocolate chips that I found in the freezer. Please come keep my stomach company.
Those tided me over until lunch, which was what I call a working lunch. Also my cabinets are rather bare. I need to make a TJ’s run.
Yes, that was my whole lunch. Eaten at my desk.
Pro Bar that packed; ‘ello, 370 calories in about 3 square inches of bar.
It was pretty good though. Had a nice peanut butter flavor, and I liked the texture a lot.
By 3 pm my stomach was SCREAMING for something else.
I quieted it with another juicy plum, plus a bag of Oh Nuts! almonds. I almost ate the paperweight too, but it cracked my front tooth.
By dinner it was time for some Real Food.
Spinach mac ‘n cheese
- large handful of spinach
- 2/3 cup of whole wheat penne
- 1 LC wedge
- spoonful of spinach + artichoke dip
The dip was a last minute, but fabulous addition.
On the side I had some juicy homegrown cantaloupe.
Mac ‘n cheese and cantaloupe.
Yep, that’s real food.
For dessert I had a most creepy and unappetizing combo.
I KNOW! It looks like a creepy creature/alien/bug of some type.
In reality it was just TJ’s Nothing but Naners schmeared with Barney Butter and rolled up into frushi.
In the same frame as last night’s verse, I was reminded of this verse today whilst chatting with a dear friend via e-mail.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (New Living Translation)
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.
People are in your life for a reason, a season, or sometimes a lifetime. It doesn’t make the friendship any less special or meaningful whichever it is.
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