Saturday, February 25, 2012

H.B. N! & Cup of Tea?

Before I begin today's entry, I would like to take the time to wish my grandson N, a very Happy Birthday!  We'll be gathering to celebrate this upcoming mid-week.

My goodness!  It's hard to believe I have fallen so far behind telling you about my comings and goings!

You may recall, if you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) that I am a member of Windsor Book Club

Each month, we have a book we are to read, then we meet to discuss the book.  Lately, we've been meeting in the basement level of a church near the University of Windsor, where a coffee shop is housed.

This month, we reviewed Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen.

Some people have seen the movie, in addition to reading the book, but I have not.  Not yet, and maybe not ever, actually.

Most people seemed to like the book.  In fact, some people loved the book.  As for me, well I agree that it was a well-written book, and while I enjoyed the storyline, there was one thing I did not enjoy about the book. 

In my mind, I felt there was too much sin. 

In fact, not just too much sin, but the author went into great detail, when it came to parts of the book where sin was written about.  In my opinion, this was absolutely not necessary.

Some people truly enjoyed that aspect of the book.  The sin aspect, I mean.  As I've stated, I for one, did not.  While there may have been a time in my life when it wouldn't have bothered me at all, to read the graphic details of someone's sin, today, it does. 

Even though the book was not my cup of tea, I still enjoy reading, meeting with my group friends and having discussions about the book of the month. 

Yes, I look forward to it, every month... and am looking forward to next month's meeting.  I've already read the book we'll be discussing next month, but you'll have to wait until after our meeting, for me to tell you about it!

Now, back to the idea of not enjoying the sinful parts of the book.  Think I'm a prude, now?  Well, I'm not.

Being a person who has been around the block, in the past, I am well aware what is out there, in the world.  And, to be truthful, I wouldn't give you two (2) cents for it.

I'm so very grateful God saved me, through the shed blood of my Lord, Jesus Christ. 

And, I am so very thankful that I have become a new creature, as spoken of in 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

Who can attest to this being the truth?  Anyone who knew me, before I recommitted my life to Christ.

Now, I am different.  Very different.  Yet, very much the same, in some ways.  I'm still a very loving person, who cares about people.  One who reaches out to touch others, especially in their need.

Am I boasting?  No.  I am only stating fact, so that anyone who doesn't know me personally, will understand who I am.

Who am I? 

I am a child of God.  A sinner, saved by grace (alone), through faith (alone), in Christ (alone).  Nothing more.  Nothing less.

Until next time...

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