Saturday, March 21, 2009

back to blogging

It's been so long since I've written here. Wow, what a couple weeks it's been. God has called me to something new and really big. I'll write some more about it soon after I've had a chance to tell a few more key people about it. In the meantime, I've finished a couple more books.

Bringing Up Boys, by James Dobson.

This is the second time I've read this one. I read it when my twins were babies and it was good and seemed like it would help someday. Now, they are five years old and one section of the book helped me get a handle on an issue that was beginning to trouble me. It also helped me to rehash the chemistry (literal brain chemistry) of boys. I know that these little guys are just hard-wired to be little balls of energy. Dobson talked about how we often discipline and even medicate boys for just being boys. I'm sure not medicating my boys, but I do squelch their little boy spirits sometimes and I want to loosen up on that. There were various sections of the book where Dobson just pulled up his soapbox and went to town, specifically against public schools. I found myself yelling out loud for him to just shut up and change topics. I did skip a few small parts because I just could not take his ranting any longer. Overall, great book for parents of boys. I could use a little less soap, personally.

Ordering Your Private World, by Gordon MacDonald.

I think this is the 4th or 5th time I've read this book. It's one of my favorites. I would call it a classic if it's old enough. I just don't know how old a book must be to be considered a "classic". Well, it's a classic to me. If you're a Christian, especially a Christian leader, read it. End of story.

Keep reading. There is no standing still. If you're not growing, your dying.


Charity said...

I've been thinking about re-reading the second one. I'm still working on Wild Goose Chase though...I just can't find much time to read these days.

shawna lewis said...

Can I borrow that second one?