I have a new poll up (over on the right).... Please vote. (Thank you!)
On Sept. 23 - and the following days, I had a chip poll up. Cheetos won (over Fritos, potato chips, Doritos and carrot sticks).
On that day's post (Sept. 23) I got some great ideas on using chips - and cookies - by my cousin Audrey. Those ideas are used in prison... and can be used by poor college students - or poor anybodies. Click HERE to go to that post and read the first comment (by Audrey). The fourth comment (which is by Audrey) is also good.
(I was going to just copy and paste her comments on here - but it would be too long.... because I want to tell you something else......
Carla and I did it!!!! TODAY - (THIS VERY MORNING) we got through Max Lucado's book LIVE LOVED!!!
It has 145 little chapters - and for the last 145 days we have read one each day - and emailed our thoughts to each other on each day's reading!!!!
Now every 'thought' wasn't wonderful.
Somedays we wrote, "I'm too tired to think"..... or "I just didn't get anything from today's reading." .... or "I'm not going to write anything today ... I'll let your thoughts be enough, okay?" (Stuff like that.)
We also wrote stuff like, "Wow, today's reading is just what I needed.... etc., etc." We wrote more of that kind of thought, definitely. MOST DEFINITELY.
Anyway, I would HIGHLY recommend it.
Most of the time I would get more out of writing my thoughts about the readings - than the readings themselves. (Writing it out made me articulate it.)
Now, if you do this, don't get too wrapped up in it being an 'assignment' --- and do give yourself permission to not to do it every single day. (We quit for the weekends - but that just lasted one weekend!)
'Course we both like to read, we both wanted to get closer to God, and we both like to write our thoughts down--- so there's all that.)
Now we're looking for our next 'book' to do -- but we're taking a little break. (which may last a day or so!)
Now if doing this does seem like homework to you, cut yourself some slack.... you may not be wired like Carla and me.
But do get close to God, okay? Through the Bible.
It will change your life.
Yes, your ever-loving life!!!
It did mine! (.... and still doing.)
Don't forget to take the poll, please.