Friday, March 28, 2008

Random Friday Thoughts

Happy Friday! I just returned from my antique booth. It's been kind of a slow month. I am hoping for a good weekend to boost my monthly sales. I start to question my prices, my "creations", etc. when it is a bad month. I think my stuff is reasonably priced and I get compliments on it. I think I will just blame it on the bad economy Ü! I had my camera sitting out to bring to take pictures and then left it here at home. I will take some next time I am out there.

I did hit the one and only garage sale listed in the paper today. Bought four books for $1, but that is all. I think hubby and I will go to a few tomorrow morning, if it is not too cold. It was 16 degrees this morning!

I wanted to share with you all this book, called The Shack by William Young. It is a great fictional story about a father and a weekend encounter with God. The father's daughter is kidnapped and murdered (this is a very little part of the book and does go into details--it is not gruesome). A few years later he receives a note in his mailbox inviting him back to the shack where his daughter was killed. There he meets God as three persons--Papa, Jesus, and the Spirit. It really shows how relational God is and how much He wants to be in relationship with us.

It helped me on many levels. It helped me with the why questions I have had since our baby boy died of a heart defect. It helped me with parenting and with just seeing God's heart. It is an easy read. My husband, who is not a reader, has not been able to put it down. I highly recommend it. You can go to to find out more about the book.

Now, I did want to leave you with one creation. I wish I could take credit for this idea, but as many of you know, it came from Sharon S. on the HGTV message boards. It is a doggy bed made from two chair backs. It was fun and easy to make and I plan on making more. Have a great weekend!


  1. I'll really have to get that book, right now I'm really trying to help my son understand that God wants relationship with us and that is why he came in the form of a man and as the Holy Spirit. This book might help.

  2. Margo, It is an easy read. My 15 year old is reading it now. It's one of those books that holds on to you long after you have read it.


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