Friday, December 16, 2005

A change in Values

For someone who really values their perceived originality and independence I'm not doing too well this year. I started a blog...How unoriginal...and after laboring over the title (okay so I thought about it for 15 minutes) I came up with "From My Texas Window" totally forgetting that my friend Carrie (who is very cutting edge) had a similar name for her blog. Then I decided since we weren't going to Laredo for Christmas this year I would make tamales at home...Kellie Avery however had already had the thought and has successfully completed the task. Gee whiz, I'm going to have to find something else to stand for other than individuality...hummmm lets see how about constancy.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

If I could buy every friend a book for Christmas....

It would be Soul Survivor...How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church by Philip Yancey.

This for me is one of those books that has quotes I want to paint on my walls...Oh for the days when I'm not living in a future rent house and can do very personal non generic decorating things! I dream of having this book written in a children's version so that I can read it to my son and give him modern day role models. One of the overwhelming thoughts I get from this book is that life is complicated and rather than feel defeated by this complexness, I need to focus on a few. I'm not very good at "sticking with" things, but I feel the responsibility to "stick with" a few that I know I should influence for their and the worlds good.