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>still thinking…

Friday, June 20, 2008

>I just finished reading Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. And I can’t think about anything else right now. I’m still in that world. It shouldn’t be an uncommon story, but, sadly, it is extaordinary. Many of my friends have read or are reading it. If you have not or are not, you must. It was very moving and thought-provoking. I think that’s why the statement by O.C. that I posted yesterday was weighing so heavily on my mind. Talk about not being what you were before! Another quote that kept rolling around in my head as I read the book was by Rabbi Heshin (I’m sure I’m misspelling his name – I heard it, I didn’t read it). He said, “Some are guilty, but all are responsible.” As I read Denver’s story of cruelty and unfairness it was obvious who was guilty. And obvious who is responsible. We can make up for/prevent, in whatever way we are able, the damage the guilty cause. If we fail to try, then don’t we move from the “responsible” category to the “guilty”? I’m sure I do everyday as I miss opportunities that are placed right before my eyes. Surely, after reading this book, my eyes are opened, my hands and feet more moveable and my will, God’s.

Oh…and, another quote by the Rabbi, “Your life is the spelling of the answer.” I think that is beautiful and one more thing to think about…

3 Responses to >still thinking…

Flower | 06/20/2008 at 10:29 pm

>I haven’t read that book..but I will check it out! You are deeply thinking and that’s good for the soul and living today!
Our herb garden is mostly full of plants that I can use for culinary purposes and for tea. It’s been really fun putting it together. I’ve tried having a little vegetable garden in that spot but it doesn’t look so nice through the summer. I do keep lettuce and herbs close by for snipping easily while preparing dinner.
Tell me more about your studio. I have one too but it needs attention. I’ll leave my email with you. :) ) I also have pictures of Bruces woodwork to show you.
The day and night with my granddaughter was wonderful!! She is the dearest little girl!

winstonbot | 06/22/2008 at 3:03 am

>I have been wanting to read that book…right now I am reading the Shack..have you read it? thanks for your supportive comments..
amy b

Jo Carol | 06/23/2008 at 2:40 am

>By far, one of my most favorite books ever!! Deborah truly lived her faith and did not just talk about it. She showed what it was like to be the hands and feet of Christ.Mark just finished it,too, and he loved it as well!

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