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Dinner For Six…or Seven!

If you could choose five people – alive or from history – to have dinner with, who would you choose?

I would choose:
1)  Jesus – because I have a lot of questions for that man.

2)  Tony Dungy –  I want to tell him how I love the good ole days of the Indianapolis Colts and how awesome that Super Bowl win was!!  We can talk about Reggie and Dallas; Jeff and Peyton; Dominique and Edge.  I want to commend him on his stand for the Lord while in the NFL and never wavering.  According to Jeff Saturday of the Indianapolis Colts, he never heard Tony Dungy curse.  I love that!  And I also need to ask him a few personal questions about Peyton Manning.  🙂

3)  Priscilla Shirer – I love this woman.  I loved her in the War Room movie and I love her Bible teachings.  I have a lot of Bible study questions for her.  I want to go on a long walk with her and give her my phone number to call me for lunch sometime.

4)  Carrie Underwood – She is such an awesome package of a person.  I love that she and her husband did Bible studies over the phone while they were dating.  I love that she isn’t afraid to admit her faith in a “famous-person’s world” of being politically correct.  I want to tell her how I admire her for being such a good mom and wife and how she has the strongest voice of any person (along with Natalie Grant) that I have ever heard in my entire life!!  I want to ride around in the car with her and just hang out.  I think we would be great friends!  🙂

5)  Princess Diana – I want to hug her and tell her what a good job she did with her boys in spite of all of the circumstances.  I want her to know that I woke up to watch the wedding at 4 a.m. and never stopped “watching” her in the media from that day forward.  I want her to know that her compassion to everyone made a difference to the world.  I want to learn from her how to find more ways to make a difference in my world.

**And just for the record – since I’m writing this and this is my dream – I get seven place settings at Dinner for Six because I want my husband there with me, too so he can hear everything because I’m sure I won’t be able to remember all the cool things I will want to tell him later!

We would have all kinds of different food because I would want to be sure to have something everyone can eat (Carrie is a vegan and I’m not sure what all Jesus will want).  But one thing’s for sure:  we will have the biggest chocolate dessert ever!!

I imagine after we all introduced ourselves, that we would all have more questions for Jesus and with His calm demeanor and endless time, I think we would be there for hours  just sharing and sitting and listening to each other.  Oh what fun to have dinner with these folks.

Who would you have in your Dinner for Six…or Seven?

What is Black and White and Red All Over?

Novels. Short stories. Poetry. Mystery. Romance. Fiction. Non-fiction. Self-help.  Biographies.  There are a ton of books out there to read.  Do you like to read?

I love to read and if I find a particular author I really like, sometimes I read every single book they have published.  I think I have read every book in the Blossom Street series by Debbie Macomber.  I love reading books by speakers from Women of Faith such as Sheila Walsh, Lucy Swindoll and Marilyn Meberg.  I loved Lauren Jensen Walker’s Get Away Girls Series – especially Daring Chloe, and all of Tony Dungy’s books.  I couldn’t get enough of the Marble Cove Guidepost series books.

If it’s a Christmas “feel good” book, a biography of a favorite person or a book to help me be a better Christian, I have probably read it or have it on my shelf or list to read.

But there is one book that is black and white and red all over that I have not completely read all the way through and it bothers me.  And that’s the Bible.  I have read the New Testament all the way through several times and have started the Old Testament year after year but never made it through.  How embarrassing when I get to heaven if God asks me how I liked His book and I have to say I haven’t read it!!

It’s National Library Month, and I encourage you to go to the library and pick up a book or a magazine and take time to read and relax.  And over the next year, I hope you and I together can make it through the most important Book that is black and white and red all over (red signifying when Jesus spoke).  It would be a shame not to read the all-time #1 New York Times Best Seller; the non-fiction book that is a novel containing short stories of mystery, romance, poetry and biographies; the book that is THE BEST how-to book ever written but that tells you how to gain access to the writer for free and have Him available to you 24/7.

Wow!  Now I think that’s a book worth reading!

(See February 6th post for this weeks ideas for Make A Difference Month!)