Showing posts from September, 2011

Where Have All the Princesses Gone?

Psalm 45:13 "The King's daughter is all glorious within..." I recently joined a book club each month we meet and discuss the book we read over themed food inspired by the book. It is just a delight in my month now! How do we choose the books? Each of our names are in a cup and each month we draw names to see who picks the next book. Knowing this I have been trying to decide on a book for whenever my name gets drawn. Since we do themes for our meetings and you all know I thrive on theme.(I might have a slight problem but I just enjoy themes!!) Of course the first one that popped into my head was.....wait for it.........a princess/royal theme!!! I mean seriously the ideas are endless here!!! Almost immediately I started my search, sure there is the book I fell in love with as a teenager by Lori Wick called The Princess, but after re-reading it this summer I can not imagine this book being well liked by everyone nor sparking some great discussion; so my search continu

Racism Recovery

This has been a muddle in my heart for a couple of weeks now... "For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him." Romans 10:12 I recently saw THE HELP, you may recall that I absolutely could not put the book down this summer and I anxiously awaited the movie. I laughed and cried with and for these women for while their characters may be a part of fiction their stories are apart of a more recent history. The society that the generation before me grew up in baffles me. My mother and her best friend easily recall the days of segregation. So much energy wasted hating people because of a skin color or a culture. Closed minded and just plain ignorant my mind would RAVE as I read the stories of these women or watched them unfold on the big screen. I was just in awe that people lived like this and so many of them did not see anything wrong with these beliefs, especially the ones that called thems