Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Baby" Sin

I love simple life illustrations that can cause us to check our spiritual selves.

Today I recorded a short thank you liner to a Business Impact Partner the station I work at, KAMB. I went into studio C and sat in front of the mic and hit record on our Sound Forge program. I read my script and went back to my desk. I asked our Production Coordinator and IT guy to come and constructively critique my liner. We laughed at the fact that it had been very rare that a woman had asked for his criticism.

He played it, then played it again. "This can't be good," I thought.

Then he asked me to say, "support."
I said, "suppordt."
"Support" he said, enunciating the "T" at the end. I was clearly leaving that "t" off my pronunciation.

I don't think people understand the difficulty of radio and speaking publicly. Trust me. It's more than talking into a mic.

We laughed about it and I went back in to re-record.

This little episode got me thinking about life and the "small" or "baby" sins in our life. Things we do over and over and probably don't even realize it's wrong until someone points it out to us. News flash! There is no "small or baby" sin, at least in the sense that all sin is disobedience.

Let us always be aware and accountable. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Women of Faith 2011, Sacramento

I'm going to Women of Faith!!! Thanks to my blogging and BookSneeze I am taking a friend to Sacramento.
I haven't been to a Women of Faith Conference since my oldest child, now 10, was a baby. I remember what she dress she wore and what color her bow was, and I remember Chondra Pierce. That it. That's all I remember.
This time I'm all in. Nothing will get in the way of my focus on what or how God will speak to me through the various speakers and musicians.
Speaking of the line up; I'm just getting into the music of Mandisa. Scandelous, I my defence I wasn't an "Idol" fan until season 7, so I'm really excited about watching her sing; Also excited about seeing Andy Andrews. I've recently read a couple of his books and anticipating the others I haven't read yet. (See my review of The Final Summit on my blog)

I attend a small church but I think even 3 or four of us together could be life changing. When I'm done here I'll head over to my Facebook and see if there's any one else who want to have an "Over the Top" weekend!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Book Review of Final Summit by Andy Andrews

I am so grateful for my Nook and Booksneeze. I recently received a FREE E-Book download for review called Final Summit by Andy Andrews. 

It started interestingly enough and I thought I knew the direction it was going. Then it took a turn I really wasn't expecting. However, unlike a poorly written story, I wasn't turned off. I was already engaged and attached to the characters that had been introduced.

The story is about David Ponder and his Travels. His wife has just passed and he has a spiritual encounter that leads him to tell us all about his first "travels" and how they changed his life and outlook on life. The characters that share the pages with him are historical figures and their lives really took on a new reality for me.

What I didn't know was that this book is a continuation of Andy Andrews book, The Traveler's Gift, which I will most definitely go buy now. Im sure that would be helpful in understanding some of the small nuances in The Final Summit.

The humor is real and the emotions are intense. It got me thinking about how my future would look like if I was deliberate in applying what I've learned through my difficulties and sharing it with others.

How would you answer this question, "What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?"

The Final Summit helps you figure this out, not by outright telling you, but by  encouraging you to work out your own salvation as Phillipians 2:12 teaches.

This is a fantastically written story and easy to read and follow.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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