Saturday, January 19, 2013

On the Hunt

I recently started church hunting, and wow, can it be tough.  I joked at first that the church with the best pen wins, but it just takes a little bit more than that.  While you look for a church that's a right "fit" for you, you have to remember you're looking for a place where you aren't necessarily always comfortable.  You need to be challenged.  At some churches, it's just too easy to slip in and slip out.  I may have found one that is pretty great, and I feel that I could really serve there, and even better, it's super close by.  I do find myself comparing my old church to every new church I visit, and during Wednesday night services, I tend to find myself figuring out where my kid's class is at in their night.  So if you think about it, pray for me that I find a church that loves God and people where I can really serve and where I can bring people from work/life who are really searching for something.


Just finished Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic today.  My first thoughts about this book are a little bit conflicting.  Don't get me wrong.  I really did enjoy it.  His story is INCREDIBLE, but I just had a little bit of a hard time pinning him down.  I think I've decided "non-denominational" Christian.  I think that was a little distracted through the book trying to figure that out.  For those of you who don't know, Nick's story starts by being born without limbs.  After battling depression and hopelessness, he gave his life to Christ, and now he is able to speak all around the world about the hope he found.  Nick's abilities are only outdone by his strength to stand for Christ everywhere he is privileged to go. I really appreciated the chapter on surrender.  Nick explained that surrender is not really "giving up," but "giving in" to everything Christ has for your life.  Surrender doesn't wait for the time that's convenient or "makes sense."  The book is filled with stories of himself and others dealing with depression, hurt, abuse, bullying, and worry. 

If you're interested in this book, you can get your own copy here

I received this books a part of the publisher's blogging for books program.  I was not required to write a positive review.