Hear No Evil

You know when you’re zipping along in a book and you come to a funny part?  Do you laugh out loud or do you laugh on the inside? Mostly, I do the latter especially if I’m in public.  Hear No Evil, on the other hand, had me laughing, giggling, and smiling at the GYM! Yikes!  And, apparently, I’ve been in the “church” long enough to catch onto some of the lingo, jokes, and well messiness. Here are a few snippets of the book:

“Good music changes me, shocks me, makes me feel uncomfortable, and drives me to think and hope and believe differently.”

“I was learning that I didn’t know a lot of things. And I think a part of faith is learning how to become okay with that.”

“I can understand why some people don’t use their imaginations. Why is that? Because it gets you in trouble sometimes…People who play it safe rarely accomplish much.”

If you love music, can appreciate some church truth/humor, and want a speedy read with some nuggets to chew on then check out Hear No Evil. If you’re in the area…feel free to ask to borrow my copy though it has been to the gym with me…. 🙂

*This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. You can buy one here 🙂 Oh! and don’t forget to check out his blog here.

Song on Repeat

Everything Falls by Fee

You said You’d never leave or forsake me

You said this life is going to shake me

You said this world is going to bring trouble, o my soul

This I know

When everything falls apart, Your arms hold me together

When everything falls apart, You’re the only hope for this heart

When my strength is gone, I find You mighty and strong

You keep holding on. keep holding on.

When I see darkness all around me

When I see tragedy has found me

I still believe Your faithful arms will never let me go.

Still I know….

Sorrow will last for the night

but hope is rising with the sun, it’s rising with the sun.

There will be storms in this life, but I know You have overcome.

You have overcome.

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I love the beat and the background music in this song. So catchy, strong and confident that God has overcome and is holding us. Check it out.

Girl Talk Equations

Monday nights=girl talk

Girl talk=talking about all things girly including the book What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa Terkeurst

The book=some interesting quotes

Some interesting quotes=p. 68

p. 68=”It would surely be wonderful if life was so prettily packaged wouldn’t it? Every time we had trouble in our life, we could then see the good that came out of it. Oh, for sure, there are plenty of times where we clearly see the hand of God in difficult circumstances.  We look back and marvel at how God brought great things out of challenging situations.  But there are plenty of times when God, in His own sovereignty, does not open our eyes to what He is doing. He wants us to trust Him, no matter what is happening.

That quote=underlining in the book

Underlining=I can resonate with this thought

Resonating=I still can look back and have YET to see the good that comes out of certain situations.

Yet=knowing that God is still God and that I am learning ever yet to trust Him no matter what is happening.

L.O.V.E.

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything that it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.

-Erica Jong