Saturday, May 07, 2005


I posted about "my soundtrack" yesterday - thanks for the feedback and for your own stories. I think what we listen to, what we watch on TV, the movies we choose, and the books we read speak volumes about who we are, about where we are in life, about what's important to us at a given point in time.

I'll hit on TV and movies later - right now, I want to spend some time today catching up on my reading (after finishing the bathroom of course!). Here's the library on my nightstand right now, stuff that's feeding my imagination:

  • Gilead, Marilynne Robinson - Just starting this one; I've seen alot of buzz, many awards, and it looks like a good read for me heading into the summer
  • The Gutter, Craig Gross - my brother never reads a book that fast, and he finished this one in two days
  • Colossians Remixed, Brian J. Walsh, Sylvia C. Keesmaat - wow, challenging the status quo of how we receive and respond to Paul's epistle
  • The Pressure's Off, Larry Crabb - who needs pressure anyway?
  • The Last Word, and the Word After That, Brian McLaren - end of the NKOC trilogy, and the beginning of some real controversy as the characters contemplate the "doctrine" of hell and possiblities of afterlife - woo hoo!

    Many of the books I read, like the music I listen to, won't be found at my local Christian bookstore. I'm still in a mode of enjoying truth wherever it's found, wherever it's written well. Engaging stories are engaging on so many different levels, and it's hard to find an author who not only makes you think but also challenges you towards lifechange.

    Well, I'm off to the paint and finishing our lovely master bath. And get in some evening reading time - gotta get ready for tomorrow's small group, for church, for a review, for life and living it out.


    Blogger Donna said...

    Rick, just a little hint for the next time to allow a tragic thing like running out of coffee filters to happen again...
    I sunk to that level once and in desperation used a plain white papertowel (cut to size) as a filter. It worked marvelously and I didn't even notice any lint floating in my cup.

    7/5/05 2:27 PM  
    Blogger Rick said...

    almost did that - but i knew we needed other stuff. early morning grocery run was nice, got breakfast and filters and sodas, and my wife said the coffee was really good, "smooth" - i got brownie points all over the place this weekend :)

    7/5/05 5:33 PM  

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