Archive for May 18th, 2005

Blue Like Jazz

I am in love with the book – Blue Like Jazz, "Nonreligious thoughts on Christian Spirituality," by Donald Miller. It is amazing. I think I will give y’all a little excerpt (I haven’t read the whole thing, but so far it is awesome):

Chapter 1 – Beginnings
"I started to sin about the time I turned ten. I believe it was ten, although it could have been earlier, but ten is about the age a boy starts to sin, so I am sure it was in there somewhere. Girls begin to sin when they are twenty-three or something, but they do life much softer by their very nature and so need less of a run at things."

Chapter 3 – Magic
"Everybody wants to be fancy and new. Nobody wants to be themselves. I mean, maybe people want to be themselves, but they want to be different, with different clothes or shorter hair or less fat. It’s a fact. If there was a guy who just liked being himself and didn’t want to be anybody else, that guy would be the most different guy in the world and everyone would want to be him."

Chapter 5 – Faith
"The Goofy thing about Christian Faith is that you believe it and don’t believe it at the same time. It isn’t unlike having an imaginary friend. I believe in Jesus; I believe he is the Son of God, but every time I sit down to explain this to somebody I feel like a palm reader, like somebody who works at a circus or a kid who is always making things up or somebody at a Star trek convention who hasn’t figured out the show isn’t real."
I get really excited about new books to read.  They are like new friends.  Betsy told me about this one, and I love her.

Is today Wednesday?  Happy Wednesday!

p.s. I love my new family I am living with – they are awesome.

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