Saturday, September 7, 2013

Whoa, Where'd Summer Go?

It seems to me that every other post I do is explaining why I haven't been posting very much.  Well, this time my hiatus is result of my forgetting about it. Oops.  Here I had brilliant plans about how much I would post over the summer, but then along came mowing, reading, and Drivers Ed.  Oh, well.  

I am excited to have remembered about blogging again, and I am feeling very inspired to write, write, write!  

Over the summer I was also working on Health.  Because it's a Christian program, I read a book called I Kissed Dating Goodbye as part of it.  The book is by Josh Harris, who, though he was single when the book came out, now has kids and is a pastor somewhere on the East Coast I think.  I truly can't say enough good things about his book.  Now, I kissed dating goodbye a long time ago.  Even before I became a Christian I knew it was something I didn't want to do.  Josh's book, however, doesn't necessarily focus entirely on dating.  He discusses the slippery slope of guy/girl relationships even outside of dating.  I've read my fair share of Christian books on these relationships, and I have to say that this one is probably my favorite.  I was able to resonate with so much of what he talked about!  He specifically targeted so many of the points I think girls struggle with.  One of my favorite parts was his list of things that warn you when your friendship with the opposite sex is becoming more than just a friendship.  The heart of the book is to tackle the popular view (that even Christians have) that guy/girl relationships can be short-term, romantic, self-serving, and marriage isn't even in the picture at all.  His book's on a mission to renovate our view of these relationships by proving that guys and girls can be friends, that these relationships can bring the individuals closer to God, and that it's not impossible.  As you can probably tell, I can't recommend the book enough.  I'll get it up on my "books" list very soon.

I am currently re-reading the book and I'll begin working on some posts along the lines of guy/girl relationships/friendships and all that.  This is a topic I'm fairly passionate about, so I'm pumped about this!  

Oh, and I just can't wait for Fall.  The best thing about living in the Midwest is that we actually have seasons.  I think it     absolutely makes up for the fact that our scenery is zero.

I hope you have a great weekend!
xo, Ella


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