#88 read Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick
"With God's help, I intend to incite a riot in your mind. Trip your breakers and turn out the lights in your favorite hiding places of insecurity and fear. Then flip the switch back on so that God's truth can illuminate the divine destiny that may have been lying dormant inside you for years. In short, I'm out to activate your audacious faith. To inspire you to ask God for the impossible. And in the process, to reconnect you with your God-sized purpose and potential...if you're not daring to believe God for the impossible, you're sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian life...if the size of your vision for your life isn't intimidating to you, there's a good chance it's insulting to God."
Such an interesting book that my friend Kim let me borrow. Bauby was the editor of the French Elle when he suffered a massive stroke and was in a coma for almost 3 weeks. He then suffered from locked-in syndrome, where he could only communicate by slightly moving his head and eyes. His memoir was written by him blinking his left eye to select letters one by one as they were read off to him.
#201 play the piano in public
For our county trustee Christmas dinner, I busted out a classical masterpiece for playing the piano in public... The 12 Days of Christmas. Not my best performance ever, but people couldn't really notice since it was a sing-a-long. I think I should be good for another several years before I play in front of people again.
#99 read Getting Naked Later: A Guide for the Fully Clothed by Kate Hurley
"I do not want to give you the 'contentment sermon.' We will talk about how important it is to be thankful for where we are in life, but we will also talk about the need to be honest about our feelings. We will look at the paradox of being thankful while still being honest about our frustrations."
This is one of my friend Kristen's favorite books. Definitely tugs on your heartstrings and I have to say I now know way more about hearts & surgeries than I ever did before. But that's all I'm saying about the book because I don't want to say anything that will spoil it!
First game of the season that I went to was a huge win against the Seahawks. You know it's a good one when your voice is practically gone & your hands are sore from clapping so much. It was also the game where Robert Mathis got the 100th sack of his career. The man is a beast.
Game #2 was a win against the Titans (yay for dominating the division again like normal). Love getting to spend time with this guy!!
Good news...there is hope on the horizon of actually accomplishing some interesting things on my list by the next time I blog...so stay tuned!