Anyway, so far today, I've washed 4 loads of laundry, cooked two meals for the trip (I had already cooked one yesterday), and I have loaded up everything that is ready to go into my van. I'm still waiting on one load of laundry to dry, and another to finish washing, then I'll need to head to the grocery store for more fruit and a few other things that we'll need for the trip, and finally, when Ben gets home from work and gets all the camping gear and coolers down for me (I'm short, he's tall), I'll go through all of that. It's been a long time since we camped, so I need to go through what we have, what we no longer need, and what we need to add or replace. Then, we'll just pack up the vehicles and be on our way! Piece of cake.....ugh! I really do love camping, it's the prep-work that's difficult. Once we get there, it will be relaxing and fun....I'm holding on to that thought! :)
Finally, I wanted to make sure that I stopped in today to tell you about a book that I just finished. It is called "The Shack" by William P. Young and it is absolutely fabulous! I heard about it from my friend, Denise, and I truly loved it. It was so good that I'd love to purchase a copy for every single person I know....unfortunately, my last name is neither Rockefeller, Dell, nor Gates...so that won't be happening. However, I really, really, really want you all to read this book! I also won't be giving away my copy because I fully intend to read it again, more slowly this time. I'd have started it again this morning, but I had all those bloglines to read, and all the camping preparations to make....but I AM taking it with me this weekend!
It is a fictional book that has been compared to "Pilgrim's Progress" in that it has the same potential to impact this generation that "Pilgrim's Progress" did for it's generation. Here is the teaser from the back of the book:
"Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a
family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in
an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst
of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from
God, inviting him back to the shack for a weekend.
Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.
In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, 'Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?' The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!"
All I can say is that what I read in this book is the same stuff that God has been talking to me about for the past year or so. I can't go into details because the author asks that no one spoil the book for anyone else...but if you've read it, or if you do read it, I'd be happy to email with you about what you thought! It's truly an inspirational book and I highly, highly recommend it!
I also received my first book on the Blog Book Tour, so I'll be getting back with you all on that one soon, and the author wants to give away a copy of that one here on this very blog!!! So, there is that to look forward to. In the meantime, head on out to your favorite book store, or click on over to your favorite online bookstore, or just click right here and get yourself a copy of "The Shack" by William P. Young. You won't be sorry!