Sunday, November 27, 2005

Deep Thoughts

I think if we're honest, we all want to change the world, or at least our corner of the world. We want to make a difference to someone, anyone, proving that our existence isn't in vain. To show the glory of our Lord, the One to whom we've pledged our lives.

Sometimes we don't think that all the little things we do during the day add up to much in the big scheme of things. I've come to believe this to be wrong. We may not have the best job or the best family life etc. etc. But we have a HUGE Savior. And the attitude in which we work, play and serve is all-important. There are a lot of things we can't change. Period. However, one thing we can change is our attitude. Find joy in the small things. Give praise to the One who gave you life, no matter what your activity is. Someone is watching and is formulating their view of God and Christians by your life.

So determine to be a good example. You'll be an example, good or bad. Lead the way to the ultimate Love and Power of the universe. Be thankful for your life and use it the best you can. This is your purpose. Know that it brings a smile to your Father's face.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Dark Star, by Creston Mapes

524721: Dark Star, Rock Star Chronicles Series #1Dark Star, Rock Star Chronicles Series #1

By Creston Mapes / Multnomah Publishers Inc.

You must read this book!
I am, for all intents and purposes, speechless.
This debut novel is PHENOMENAL. I am not exaggerating. The characters are real. The plot engaging. The theme inspiring. I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats. Please go buy this book for yourself, and any musician in your life. Heck, buy it for a musician you don't know. I promise you will not be disappointed.

And if you're like me, Creston Mapes will rise to the top of your top ten favorite authors list faster than you can say, "Rock on!"

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

My Latest Read

257670: Last Light, Restoration Series #1Last Light, Restoration Series #1

By Terri Blackstock / Zondervan Corp.

Truthfully, I wasn't sure about this book from the beginning. It starts with a plane losing power and crashing on the runway. Soon it's learned that the whole airport, even the city has lost not only power, but has most likely fallen under the power of an EMP - electromagnetic pulse. Cars stall on the freeway, nothing electronic works. Deni and her father have narrowly escaped catastrophe and must find a way to get home.

From here, the novel goes downhill a little. Heard of sagging middles? Perhaps I'm being too harsh, for I applaud the characterizations and treatment of theme throughout. The last few chapters were exciting, more along the lines of what I expected. I'm definitely intrigued enough to pick up the second book in the Restoration series, Night Light, coming July 2006.