Saturday, August 27, 2011

In the meantime... what am I reading?

Last night Laurel, Lyric and I headed out to do some grocery shopping for the week (and Kevin's birthday!).  I got to thinking that we hadn't visited Family Christian Bookstore in a while so we headed over there for a little bit first.  When I remember about it, I like to see what their $5.00 specials are for the DVD's, but this time we had all of them.  I did find something else that looked good but wasn't a $5.00 special, and so far it has been well worth the few extra dollars. 

Orphanology, written by Tony Merida and Rick Morton, tells about the many different, needed, ways in which we can get involved in caring for orphans.  The writers share their firsthand experiences with orphans and the adoption of children into their own family.  More importantly, they write that "Orphan care is more than just adoption.  At the heart of orphan care is grace.  Grace that flows from Christ's redemptive work on the Cross.  Grace that reconciles us with God.  Grace that we extend through the care of orphans and others."

I'm really looking forward to reading this book!  Today is a very busy day for us though, so I will have to put it aside until I can give it the attention that it deserves (and the quiet time!).  For now, I am off to bake a birthday cake, zucchini bread for our adoption support group picnic tonight, and our dinner!  In the garden, the baby corn is calling me to be picked, and the basil leaves are telling me they want me to try them out in basil jelly!  Busy day! 

When I finish the book, I'll be sure to post what I thought about it here!


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