I just finished an interesting little book called Saint Therese of Lisieux by Kathryn Harrison. It is the life story of a little nun from France who rose up, after death from tuberculosis at age 24, and became a beloved Saint. I found her life to be very interesting, but had a hard time relating to her amazing…faith. I am a Christian, I was raised in a Baptist church, which may be where my lack of understanding comes from. But many times while reading this I had this thought…if this girl had been this obsessed with something else besides Jesus people would have thought she was crazy. At the same time, I really admired her persistence, her dedication to Him and I even envied her a little bit. While I believe in God and that Jesus was His son and that He died for our sins I sometimes have trouble walking the straight line. This girl thought that smelling a flower could distract her from God and from being the person she thought she should be. I found her to be very extreme in her measures to be closer to God. Personally, I tend to find God in things like flowers and nature and feel closer to Him when out in nature. All the same, I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
On the tube: Elmo, of course
In my tummy: Rice, a Bubba burger (yes, you read that right) and cumber (cucumber in Ellie speak)
Reading now: A little more Harry Potter and Babyville by Jane Green