My journey through life as a Follower of Christ, as a mom, and as a Marine Corps Wife!
Monday, June 27, 2005
I am in the middle of the book: Captivating by John Eldridge and his wife Stasi.
Here is a section from the book that I felt was relevant to what I'd been discussing earlier:
"Take a deep look into the eyes of anyone and behind the smile or the fear, you will find pain. And most people are in more pain than even they realize. Sorrow is not a stranger to any of us, though only a few have learned that it is not our enemy either."
This passage comes from chapter four: Wounded. This is an amazing chapter. It deals with why we, as women, react the way we do. It deals with our need to feel wanted and depending on our childhood, affects the ways in which we desire to be needed as an adult.
Read the book...it's amazing. I am going to be using it as a jumping off point with my high schoolers this summer. A friend of mine and I are going to be meeting with high schoolers of all ages this summer and doing our best to dig deep and help them to understand who they are, where they come from, and who God calls us to be.
I love to get up early and work out. It starts my day off with energy while giving me peace and quiet as well as time to myself to talk with God. I am married to a wonderful man with whom we have a beautiful daughter and a dashing son! Life can't get much better than this!!