Thanks for the well wishes for me. Is anyone else glad there will be no need for dentists in heaven? :) I’m all taken care of now and feeling so much better. It was awful and extremely painful to have an infection in my tooth and a resulting root canal, but God used it for good. I could go on and on about the details, but in a nutshell, through all the circumstances of getting myself taken care of and through the kindness of my dentist, I know God was working to remind me how much compassion He has for me.
I’ll admit I’m dreading the bill for all this dental work, and I’m pretty sure my “value” dental insurance plan isn’t going to cover much of it. But God is also teaching me a lot about money/possessions through the series we’re doing in church and in small group on The Treasure Principle. Has anyone else read that book by Randy Alcorn? So far I’m finding it such a comforting reminder that everything is God’s. We’re just stewards of what He gives us, and He’s not worried about the economy or money, so why should we be?
My dentist and I also talked books in the three times I’ve seen him in the last week. He knows I’m a Christian fiction editor, so we discussed a little of everything from Ted Dekker to Amish fiction to The Shack. A comment he made about a recent Christian novel he read has really stuck with me. He was describing a little of the book’s sexual innuendo and fairly graphic murder/suicide scenes. And then he said something to the effect of, “You know, I used to read all that stuff in secular fiction. I started reading Christian fiction to get away from it!”
I’m not trying to open a debate here, but I just thought I’d share that bit of feedback. It’s good food for thought and made me realize again the importance of Christian fiction being clearly different, clearly much more purposeful than what the world has to offer.
And speaking of books the world has to offer, several months ago I read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and really enjoyed the story, despite my reluctance to read it. I haven’t read the rest of the series, and I doubt I will, but I watched the movie last night. I didn’t think it was that great. I did enjoy laughing at my husband and his comments throughout. He only watched it with me because I begged him to. Does anyone else want to share your thoughts on the book(s) or movie?
Okay, I’m done with this hodgepodge of a post! I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of my varied topics today.