Thursday, January 18, 2007

I got tagged!

Thanks Dusty! As silly as it is... I've always wanted to be tagged! (Theresa was working on it but is busy being an auntie this week!) And thanks Jeanne and Angie.... for getting me off my unblogging kiester with encouragement as well. :-)

Brandon - WELCOME BACK!! Missed you, man!

I have LOVED being snowed in here in Tulsa~! I'd have much to catch up on... BUT I'm almost all caught up with everything else around my house! That's what 7 uninterrupted days do for me!!

Jeanne- glad you loved the book! (The Cross Examination of Oliver Finney) ! Now you don't have to take my word for it .... take Jeanne's !

And check out the video of Cindy's son sledding on ice up in Owasso. (In their BACK YARD! Seriously fun... and a long ride!!

Okay, Dusty tagged me, so here goes:

Here is how it works:
1) Grab the book closest to you
2) Open to page 123, go down to the fourth sentence
3) Post the text of the following three sentences
4) Name the author and book title
5) Tag three people to do the same

Here's the quote:
"Further, God sees great advantage in awaiting our cry because He is unequivocally driven by relationship. Throughout your ascent out of that pit, never lose sight of the fact that God will forever be more interested in you knowing your Healer than experiencing His healing, and knowing your Deliverer than knowing your deliverance. The King of all creation wants to reveal Himself to you."

- Beth Moore, Get Out of That Pit -Straight Talk about God's Deliverance

I'm not even that far into the book, but I love it already, and God has grown me much through her writings. When this title came out, I was excited to tackle it because it touches on areas I struggle with... doing well for a while, then 'cycling' through periods of disconnectedness, or confusion... And wondering why? and if I will ever grow up enough that it will stop? So I'm learning a little more about that through lives of Godly people who've found themselves feeling the same way.

I'm not far into it yet, but already identify with the concept that sometimes we're surprised to find ourselves in a pit, and other times we try to convince ourselves we're not even in a pit by just decorating it nicely and making it feel homey... but all the while feeling disatisfied. Sometimes we are thrown into a pit innocently, (like Joseph) and sometimes we dig ourselves into it. Beth does a good job a journeying through the biblical examples of pits, and what they teach us about our God.

I love learning from those who've been there before, don't you?

Had lunch with wise, relaxed friend who has lived the uptightness I try to at times and walked away from it. It's great being given permission to walk away from it too. I'm learning, little by little. Eventually, learning becomes doing.

So, who do I get to tag?
Cindy, Jeanne (since you both have so much time on your hands this week....) and Brenda,(my dear friend who needs something fun and cheery to do while recovering! (And Abbey..... who ISN'T in Paris anymore and needs to admit it to the rest of the world by UPDATING! LOL)

I'm off to watch the Weather Channel talk about more snow!!!!!!!!!!


Brenda said...

Oh Heather! I am SOOOO excited! I've never been tagged so don't really know what it meant until now. I feel so special! Thank You! I will go and post mine right now.

Cindy said...

This is assuming I read books over 123 pages...I do teach 1st grade you know. :-)
Sounds like fun. :-)

Angie said...

Whoa... That's just too much. You're reading that book too?! It's just amazing to see the things God can use to keep us traveling on the same path though we're miles apart. It's so nice for me to know we're sorta reading it 'together!'

In my pits, wrestling with my weight to be one for sure, I am plagues with past failures so much that it becomes a lie. It's wonderful to be reminded that I don't have to choose that lie over God's truth. And I really needed to renew the hope that I have in the God who not only can do amazing things for any of my friends... but that He extends Himself to ME too! Oh to seek Him more!

I love you and will be thinking of you prayerfully as I read through the book!!!

The Harris Family said...

Hey Heather! I absolutly love reading your blog and and laughing to myself at the similarities of our lives in our motherhood! Kids are the best, their unconditional love inspires me! Jason and I want to get together with you guys next time we are in Tulsa to visit Jason's mom and dad. Perhapes next Christmas or even summer time? I will keep you posted. Hope all is well, love you guys.
Michelle Harris

Heather Winter said...

Hi Heather, this is Heather (Meek) Winter...blast from the past! I enjoy reading your thoughts! Like Michelle said...funny all the things us moms have in common. We should have an AIM mom reunion! That would be funny! I am on the "connections" page at Angie's blog if you ever get a minute to catch up! Take care and God Bless!