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I have read so much over Spring Break. Not necessarily books for school (although I have been doing that), but really, a lot of my time has been spent reading books for fun. I finished Redeeming Love tonight. I HIGHLY suggest you read it. The book is based on the book of Hosea in the Bible. I won't give anything away, but I will say that I was moved so many times by the love displayed in this book. And then it hit me. Obviously, Redeeming Love isn't the Bible, nor should it be viewed as the Bible, nor is it a full picture of the book of Hosea, but the love Mr. Hosea has for his wife so parallels the love God has for us. It is kind of like a slap in the face. I can hear God saying to me through Francine River's words "Emily, I love you like that and so so much more than you can even imagine. Don't you get it? I am who I am, and I LOVE YOU." It is mind boggling, really! If you would like to borrow the book from me, please let me know, and I will be more than happy to lend it to you.

Also, I bought a Kindle this week. I am so excited! It will come in the mail next week sometime. I had it shipped to Baylor so I could start using it ASAP. Yay! I love reading, and I think it will be easier to load books on my Kindle than to get them in hard copy. I can also "borrow" books from the library on my Kindle. Pretty cool, right? I am thrilled to begin figuring out how to use this new gadget. (I'm not very technologically savvy, so it may take me awhile to figure out. haha) If anyone has any good ideas for books, let me know! I'm always looking for a good read.

I also wanted to tell you all about a new CD that I have listened to on repeat multiple times over this break. It's called Passion: White Flag, and it's the live recording of the songs from Passion 2012. (Passion is a huge college student gathering focused on worshiping God and getting fired up for Jesus). I followed much of Passion on the live videostream, but unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend this year. The CD has been such a blessing to me!! One of my favorite songs is "10,000 Reasons" by Matt Redman. I also like "Mystery" by Chris Tomlin and "One Thing Remains" by Kristian Stanfill. Actually, I like everything on that CD, who am I kidding. Look it up on iTunes or Spotify. Make a Pandora station of it. Google it. You won't be sorry, I promise!

Have a good night, everyone!


  1. Your comments on how much God loves us reminded me of Ephesians 3:20-21 which was in our BSF lesson this week. How big is our God!!!! (BTW, I just downloaded Redeeming Love on my iPad!)


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