I woke up this morning to the rain. It felt so beautiful to be home snuggled up in bed, and to be under no obligation. So after breakfast, relaxing, a few friendly phone calls and checking my emails. I decided to share what I’ve been up to lately, not that any of you asked. Hehe. I’ve been reading a lot, I mean a whole lot. I’ve always love reading, and it’s something I’ve always done ever since I can remember. When I was a teen, I was obsessed with V.C Andrews and John Irving books. Yeah, I know, some of the content is a little sick. That’s how I like some of my books, movies and art. I also read a lot of Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Eric Jerome dickey, Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner & Thousand Splendid Suns), Janet Fitch, Bernice McFadden (Sugar & This Bitter Earth), Terry McMillan and Karen Siplin’s work. Blah blah blah… I’ve meet quite a few new up and coming authors on twitter like @varrsity, I finished his book Married to the Struggle a few months ago, it’s pretty good, and on WordPress Sandee Harris, her book Mean-Spirited Tales . I just started reading, but so far so good. She’s an amazing story teller. I’ve read hundreds of books, some have left me wanting more, many have left me in awe, but very few ever change my life. Like Mary K Baxter’s controversial book , A Divine Revelation of Hell. Controversial because some people are saying it’s not real. Personally I believe anything that pulls us closer to God, can’t be bad. My friend Nadine Gibson recommended it me. Her book, Tangling with God’s Enemy came out last May. It’s a nonfiction memoir of her experience with molestation, rape, abuse and healing. I was so blown away and inspired… All right all right, back to Mary Baxter’s book (I read it about a month ago). My life is forever changed. I will never look at my life and the way I live it, quite the same. I felt a lot of fear while I read her book, but I read it believing that God wanted me to see, and understand, in order to share his words with better understanding and with greater urgency. I’ve passed the book around. Have been telling has many people as possible about it. I figure that may lead them to read and follow the laws of the most important book ever written.
I’ve been reading the bible almost everyday for months. It’s my manual, comforter and sword. Things just aren’t the same, though I’m far from perfect. I try my very best to stay clean and up-right. Once we know better, we have to try and do better. Knowledge is power. The greatest thing is opening the book, read, receive its good news, and try our best to live it.