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Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Little of TPDL

Hello,

I guess I am in a writing mood this weekend. I would encourage you to read my Whoa Baby post to see pictures of Baby Alex before you read this one. I have begun doing the purpose driven life again for the second time. I got a lot from it the first time, not nearly as much I am now as I currently study it. If Christians could truly grab hold of the Biblical truths layed out in this book, then I can't begin to imagine how Christ Centered we might become! We might have to relearn this truths again and again, until they become a part of us, but what a wonderful thought that could happen if we did. If you have done The Purpose Driven Life By Rick Warren, and didn't get into it, maybe the timing was not right for the lessons, but please try again. My plan is to go slowly through this book, learning the concepts and Bible verses, not just reading them, but rereading them, I know it can be done in 40 days, but it takes me longer for things to make their way from my head to my soul. So, if you have this book and want to follow along with some of my upcoming posts, feel free so you can better understand the insights from my posts. I don't know how much book content I can actually post on the blog, because of copyright, but I'm sure you will still enjoy it, and get the basics ideas. I'm already on Day 7, but for the Blog I'll begin with Day 1. Warning the book uses many different Bible Translations. Some I enjoy more than others, but the message of the Gospel Remains the same. I'm not a big fan, of paraphrases in general, like The Message, so as much as I can, I'll avoid those. We will see how it works. It may not be an every day posting, but we will see where it leads. I'll stop here for today, but just a little intro post here.

Life is good with me, I'm still sorting through the last few months, now that there is time to reflect and not just live through it. God is beyond good! Thank you to my new readers for stopping by!

5 comments:

lookuptoday said...

Hi, Thank you for your kind comments.They are encouraging to me. I think my bible study group will be studying the "Purpose Driven Life" next. I read it once and look forward to reading it again. We are currently reading "The Great House Of God" by Max lacado. I mainly enjoy my sunday school class,where we study the Bible one verse at a time. Dee

lookuptoday said...

Once again thank you for the encouraging words. Dee

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lookuptoday said...

Hi, I am so happy you visit my blog. Are you still going to share The Purpose driven life? Thank you for your comment on my disability. True it does bother me at times. like not being able to chase the grand kids around,not being able to wear pretty high heeled shoes, stuff like that. But i never worry about or very seldom think about being crippled. I know i can not change what is. I did have a horrible nail biting habit for most of my life and constantly felt ashamed of my stubby fingers. I wanted so bad to have pretty nails but struggled with quitting.It was something i thought about a lot and did not like about myself. I never felt that way, that i can remember , about my polio. Has it been a struggle? Yes. Painful? yes. But i have always found a way to do things or just move on to something else. I suppose after nearly 60 years i have accepted my limitations and because i was unable to do things i think i would have liked to be able to do, such as dance, i had to find something else to take the place of dance such as painting. i may never have been able to paint if i had danced. Good grief, i am rambling on and on. Sorry! I would love to hear your response.It is late and i just got home from shopping with my best friend so i am probably not making sense. Blessings Dee

lookuptoday said...

Angel, I was re-reading my blog about my diability and i realize how harsh my statement that a diability is just a nuisance. I changed the wording to what i meant to say. My disability is a nusiance (to me )and not something (i) worry about. As i stated above, Yes ,at times it bothers me not to be able to do things like other people can. Thankfully the Lord has given me acceptance of my situation as he did Fanny Crosby. I am sorry for my insensitivity.Dee