Monday, March 15, 2010

The rules

If you know Yuma, Arizona at all you know it's home to thousands of retiree's (snowbirds) during the winter months. Including my Mom.

We're visiting her for a few days in her 55 and older retirement park. Here's the sign that greeted us on the way to the pool.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Friday, February 05, 2010

Imaginary Jesus

Thanks to my good friend Matt Mikalatos and the people at Tyndale publishing I got my grubby little hands on an unedited version of Matt's new book called Imaginary Jesus. There's now easy way to say it, so I'll just say it....I liked it :)

It's a partially true story of the Matt's interaction with his imaginary Jesus's as they race across Portland Oregon and through time. There's a talking donkey and the rugged apostle Peter to keep him company in his quest to find the real Jesus.

I know Matt fairly well, so I know that he's wicked smart and slightly crazy, thus my expectations were set for a ruckus of a good time. Imaginary Jesus did not disappoint. Hilarious at times and deeply moving at times, I found my own wrong perceptions of Jesus challenged. This book taught me theology in way that helped it stick. I heartily recommend this book when it releases this spring.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


I'm getting all this pressure to update this blog...and be funny.

I can't handle it. Aaaahhhhhh!!!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Sweet By and By by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

The Sweet By and By is the story of Jade’s life. She’s a young woman who has a one-eyed, faithful dog, owns a Vintage shop called the Blue Umbrella, has a broken family which has left many scars in her life and soul and is engaged to a wonderful man named Max. Jade and Max decided to leave the past in the past and only move forward into the future together. As the wedding day approaches the past and all the wounds that have been there begin to come to light. In the midst of it all God meets Jade and it begins a new story of redemption and freedom.

Overall I enjoyed this novel and plan on loaning it to others to read. Although I can’t imagine my husband picking it up to read. I found at times that I related so much to Jade and some of her past experiences, fears and desire to leave the past in the past. As a result of working with college students even if I didn’t relate I felt like I have met many people who could. It did a great job of developing the story of Jade’s life, her relationship or lack thereof with her family and the past relationship that broke her heart. It was sweet to see how God pursued Jade throughout her life even though Jade was not willing to see it until the end of the story. The ending seemed a little “too good to be true” but overall I enjoyed the story, how bringing her past to light and inviting God into her life brought healing, freedom and the ability to truly walk ahead into the future.

Please note: This review was written by Jody McComas