Sunday, October 07, 2007

Next Sonrise Meeting: 10/16

Hey, friends! Our next Sonrise meeting is October 16th! We have to find a new meeting place because Cowamunga's is closing on 10/14. I am so sorry to report that. We do have other options in the Grapevine area, including 121 CC which Ross offered up. Anyway, I'll e-mail everyone this week and we can "chat" further.

Next Meeting's Topic: Eat, Pray, Love...

The book Eat, Pray, Love is number one on this week and the author is looking like Oprah's newest bff. If you haven't heard, EPL chronicles a year in the life of a woman who dumped her husband and set off for twelve months to find pleasure (food in Italy), spiritualism (a mystical kind of yoga "stew" in India) and love (a lot of sex with a guy named Fillipe in I forget where). I spent about 45 minutes with this book at Borders this afternoon and found myself worrying about things like societal impact (no kidding!). It's a chatty book with TMI galore. It's reminiscent of Thelma and Louise, only without Louise and the violence. But, honestly, if you are a wife or mother battling discontent or depression... what do you do with a message like this? Do you stay or do you go? Do you chase after God or do you find "salvation" in the god that you can wake up from within? I can't imagine the author intended for anyone to model her. She's just telling her story. But, all the buzz is bound to plant some seeds that are just, well, icky.

So... with that as a bit of background... let's look at some Biblical angles on eating, praying and loving for our next meeting. This week, check out: Proverbs 23: 20-21... Isaiah 45:20 ... and Matthew 22: 37-39. Then we'll talk about all of this next time! Love, Sarah

Coming Tomorrow... Part II of my interview with Toni Trueblood!

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