Monday, April 10, 2006

BLINK

Snap! I think I have discovered my new favorite author! Ted Dekker. I heard about him from my friend Brian and his friend Sherri (sorry if I misspelled her name!). It was a while back. But anyway I was looking for something new to read and decided to try him out.

He's AWESOME! I read THR3E first and then I just finished Blink on Saturday. Well done. Couldn't put either of them down. Looking forward to picking up another one of his!

He does a great job of building suspense and keep you just enough in the dark to keep it entertaining without being totally confused. And he also tackles a difficult theological issue.

Loved it!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

We watched Primetime tonight and it was interesting. There were several different things they talked about but the one that amazed me the most was about these people who desperately want to be handicapped. They want to cut off parts of their bodies. It’s an obsession. The thing that scared me the most is that the interviewer was actually talking to these people like they were intelligent people who knew exactly what they were talking about? This husband was supportive of his wife’s desire and decided to help her instead of hindering her process so that she doesn’t kill herself. I guess I can understand the feeling of not knowing what else to do. I mean you wouldn’t want your spouse to die. You’d rather have a spouse with no legs then no spouse at all. But why not try psychiatric care first? There is obviously something messed up in her head if she desires to cut her legs off?

My husband made an interesting observation (which he usually does) and he said it was the extreme of body modification. He said you have those people who pierce their ears, then various body parts, tattoos, bars and gages, things implanted in their skin, plastic surgery etc. It’s just the next level. I think I would put these people on a different level then people who want tattoos. But I guess there is a logic in the thinking. People are always wanting to push the envelope. They desire to be different. To stand out. To have people notice them.
It's happened! I am currently reading 3 nonfiction books and 1 fiction book! I always tease Brian because he is reading all these different books all at once and I said it would drive me crazy to do that. But I have several books I wanted to read and couldn't decide which one to start with so I just started them all. It is kind of confusing as to which book I read what in, but it's helping me be better with journaling what I'm thinking so that is helpful.

The small group thing seems to be going well. People are having fun--at least they say they are :) And Josh and I are having a good time. It's good just to hang out with people and laugh. It's life!