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"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Where the Heart Leads

Last night I stayed up late to finish this book.
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At the beginning of the summer I read, Waiting for Summer's Return  and blogged about it. Where the Heart Leads is the sequel. I absolutely love stories where you can easily fall in love with the characters and want to see what they do with their lives. I was very happy there was a sequel because in the first book you fall in love with the Ollenburgers and you just want to know what happens next. 

In this story you find little Thomas all grown up and graduated from college in Boston. He returns to Kansas out of duty to his father and he spends some time in Hillsboro, KS because the family had moved there. 

This story is really all about Thomas and the decisions he has to make about his life and what God is calling him to do with it. Part of the time he is torn between two girls that he likes, one in Kansas and one in Boston. He is torn between the life style of money and power in Boston and the simple Godly life of his Mennonite background. 

Thomas gets a job back in Boston working at the newspaper that is owned by his best friend's father. His best friend's sister catches his attention and he learns the difference between loving someone fully and just being physically attracted to them.

This book was yet again another win from Kim Vogel Sawyer. I'm so glad she is friends with my mom, so that I get to know about her and her awesome books. 

I don't want to say anything else because I might ruin the book for you.

If you are looking for Christian Fiction to read then I recommend this mini series, and probably anything else from this author! :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Real Jesus

I absolutely love songs that catch you with a phrase or two, especially when they are humorous. I think my sarcastic self really likes when Christian Artists are willing to say the truth and not sugar coat things. So lines like Jesus isn't white, makes me stop and replay the song and look up the lyrics.

This is the song that stopped me this afternoon.

The Real Jesus by Downhere


Now this song is actually talking about the truth of who Jesus is vs who He is often made out to be.


So as I was thinking about the lyrics from that song, this one came to mind:

My Jesus by Todd Agnew


And so did this one:

God is Not a Man by Gungor


Ok, I will just do these three this time....I love music, and I love when lyrics are awesome!!!! :)