Monday, April 19, 2010

Currently Reading

This is one of the best books I've read in a long time.  Set in the 1930s, I Capture the Castle is a girl's diary of the going-ons in the castle in which she lives.  It's a bit of an awkward title, but it makes perfect sense.  I'm about 2/3 through it and am trying to slow my reading down to make it last.  I just love books that make me want to do that.  There was a movie of it made a few years back, I'll see how that compares.

I'm also listening to the audio of this.  I haven't gotten very far into it, but it's one of those books I've always wanted to read but never got around to it.  So far so good.  The nice thing is that there are a lot of books in the series so if I fall in love I have quite a bit to look forward to.

This week when I've picked up my Bible to read I keep getting drawn to 2 Corinthians 5:
1 For we know that if our earthly house, tent,is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 And, in fact, we groan in this one, longing to put on our house from heaven, 3 since, when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 Indeed, we who are in this tent groan, burdened as we are, because we do not want to be unclothed but clothed, so that mortality may be swallowed up by life. 5 And the One who prepared us for this very thing is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.
    6 Therefore, though we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight — 8 yet we are confident and satisfied to be out of the body and at home with the Lord. 9 Therefore, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may be repaid for what he has done in the body, whether good or bad.

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