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Reading: Same Kind of Different as Me, by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.
Once I picked this book up I had a hard time putting it down. The story is of Denver Moore, a modern day slave who escapes life on a plantation in Louisiana in the 1960's. Through a seires of events he ends up homeless in Fort Worth, Texas, where he meets Ron Hall, a wealthy art dealer, and his wife, Debbie. Debbie senses that God has a strong calling on Denver's life,  even though he is very cold and bitter. Through love and persistense she and Ron befriend him, eventually leading him to Christ. Denver goes on to become a very influential man, stirring revival in the city.
Woven throughout this story is love and redemption. It deals with rasicism and poverty and homelessness (and it might even change your response to these issues). It deals with sickness and death too, and how even through heartbreak and pain new and abundant life can happen.
"The truth about it is, whether we is rich or poor or somethin in between, this earth ain't no final restin place. So in a way, we is all homeless - just workin our way toward home."
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a riveting and inspiring read.
Note: This book was courtesy of BookLookBloggers.com in exchange for an honest review.
Loving: The winter sky. We usually can't see the sunset from our house, but last week we were able to catch a glimpse of it. Amazing! In winter everything seems more clear and crisp, the colors more vivid, the contrast more stark.
Dreaming: Always.
Wishing: To travel again, anywhere really. The thrill of travel isn't easily matched by any other thrill I've found.
Thinking About: How I should probably start planning for that garden I am hoping to plant this spring. It's on my 23 before 24 list, so I really can't back out of this one. I have a long-ish list of things that I want to grow. I'm already excited about fresh summer squash and juicy tomatoes and spicy peppers. Yum!
Listening: To this song, again and again and again.
Watching: Nothing at the moment. Any recommendations? What are your favorite movies or TV shows? I tend to be ADD / ADHD when it comes to anything that requires sitting for long periods of time, so I can't promise that I'll actually follow through with watching anything.
Trying: To start some sort of weekly menu plan to get out of this cooking funk I've been stuck in. In the winter all I want is a big bowl of hearty soup, but the men I'm feeding are getting tired of soup... I'm sort of scared I ruined their appreciation for soup completely, I've made it so often.


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