Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hidden pain.

Grey clouds hang heavy,
Hiding sun. Weeping sadness.
Songbirds gone. Crows screech.
Wind tortures trees, flowers. Moans.
God's creation cries my pain.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Books of 2010

Happy New Year--a new year and hopefully a better year of blogging for me. Just thought I'd start by listing the books I read (at least the ones I can remember) this past year. More for my own sake than for anyone else.

Books I read for course work:
A Passion for Narrative--Jack Hodgins
Canadian Short Stories--a compilation
Dr. Faustus--Christopher Marlowe
Faust--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Peer Gynt--Henrik Ibsen

Books that Doug & I read together while travelling (we do enough!):
Your God is Too Safe--Mark Buchanan
The Rest of God--Ibid
The Holy Wild--Ibid
(As you can tell, we discovered Mark Buchanan was a good read while driving)

Books I read loosely for beginning my novel:
The Tai Khamtis of North East India--L Gogoi
Shans at Home--Leslie Milne

Books I read as part of my devotional reading:
Addicted to Mediocrity--Franky Schaeffer
Man: the Dwelling Place of God--A.W. Tozer
If You will Ask--Oswald Chambers
The Ministry of Intercession--Andrew Murray
Epic--John Eldredge
Hidden in Plain Sight--Mark Buchanan
Run With the Horses--Eugene H. Peterson
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction--Eugene H. Peterson
The Journey of Desire--John Eldredge

Books I read simply for enjoyment:
Who Has Seen the Wind--W.O. Mitchell
Surprised by Joy--C.S. Lewis
The In-Between World of Vikram Lall--M.G. Vassanji
Journey--James A. Michener
Faither to the Fatherless: The Charles Mulli Story--Paul H. Boge
Into Thin Air--Jon Krakauer
La Prisonniere--Malika Oufkir
Art and Soul--don't remember the author

I was considering writing quotes that I had underlined as I read but that would take a fair bit of time. Just know there were LOTS--mostly from the devotional books. SO MUCH hit me--and SO MUCH more to learn. It is so exciting!!! God is SOOO alive!!!! I'm amazed and humbled by His work in my life.

Have a FANTASTIC 2011 my Friends!