Friday, January 19, 2007

A Conversation:

The deception:
"Some are so hidden in their own little world that they do not know what is happening in the world around them. True, there is evil in the world. But you must get used to it, or in the end thou shalt be dreadfully shocked."

The truth:
"I can think of no more dangerous position than to learn to tolerate evil in order to become accustomed to reality...The one who becomes comfortable with that which is corrupt is quick to accept it, and what one accepts, he will soon embrace. I pray that I will always be shocked by the evil of the real world."
Excerpt from: Before You Meet Prince Charming

"Guard your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the issues of life."
-Proverbs 4:23


Megan said...

Ooh! I really want that book--it sounds like it is a good one!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that an awesome book!!
Sarah puts SO many good verses in it, ones that I've heard so many times, but I never looked at them as being relevant to purity before!

Anonymous said...

If you don't mind me asking, where did you take that picture??

Bethany said...

Hey Anonymous -- The picture I posted is one I took this morning in Kansas. They had a huge ice storm, and the yard (where our bus is parked) is just one sheet of ice! Great for ice skating -- not so good for driving! We won't be seeing snow for much longer, as tonight we begin our treck down to Alabama.

The Ulmer Family said...

Ahhh!!! Then its a Shepard tree!! :)

Anonymous said...

Like the quote and the picture!! Definitely a neat picture! Have a safe trip!


Mrs. Hart said...

Alabama?! Then you are coming to our neck of the woods! We heard that cold weather was headed our way, now I know the Wissmans are bringing it! I'd love to know if you are coming close enough to where we live for us to come hear your family. I'll email you so you can contact me personally.
Mrs. Hart
Miriam Rebekah's mother

Mrs. Hart said...

This book is the basis for our mother-daughter studies right now. Miriam read it, then I read it. I was so impressed that I passed it around to several of my friends who were also impressed. In September we began meeting once a month for discussion and fellowship. Each mother/daughter takes a turn hosting and leading the discussion. Having it in our homes seems to allow for a more personal time of sharing.
If you haven't read it, READ it!
It will strengthen you in your own convictions and it is a powerful discipleship tool as well as an agent for "positive" peer pressure.
Mrs. Hart

Anna Naomi said...

Before You Meet Prince Charming is now one of my favorite books! I read it when we first got it, then I'm slowly going through it again for our mother-daughter meetings. That quote is so good!

You're coming to Alabama?? That's really neat! No, you're not likely to see snow down here... =)

Mandy Grace said...

That's so true. It's a blessing to be sheltered from evil. I love that book!

BrittLeigh said...

Wow, Bethany! That must be a good book! I appreciate that thought! Thanks for sharing.

And that picture is so neat!


Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Excellent quote! I am looking forward to reading the book. My sister has told me some great things about it.

My town got that same ice storm, and it wasn't fun. It is pretty.

Rachel Marie said...

I've enjoyed that book as well...

Thanks for posting!

Happymama said...

Bethany, great post. I've never read this book, but I've heard so much about it and it looks like I should get it and keep it for my daughter. Thank you for sharing the excerpt.


Dan Blankenship said...

Hey Bethany, every once in a while I take a look at your family blog and yours to see how you are all doing. You might recognize my name. Just wanted to say that pic is awesome. Its the best i've seen of yours. Well done.

Dan Blankenship

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a REALLY good book! How kind of you to share just a sneak peek of it with me!:) Makes me want to get my own copy...thank you for sharing!

Lots of love and hugs to you, 'across the many--many--many miles!!

BTW, the scripture choice and picture are beautiful!