January 18, 2011

Your Secret Name - Read Along Week 3

Before you go off in search of weeks 1 and 2 on my blog, save your time.  I have been a bit of a slacker and while I have been reading along to the book Marla selected, I haven't made time to post.

Forgive me for diving in mid-stream.

I think because I come from such a “functional” family and have had so few real “problems” in my life that I can sometimes pretend that life isn’t messy, that there aren’t people suffering very deeply from all kinds of physical and emotional wounds.
Marla made this observation on chapter 5 of Your Secret Name by


  1. I used to kind of wish I had a more exciting testimony. Like some awful event or sin in my life that Jesus swooped down and saved me from. I'm slowly realizing that I DO have a testimony and God uses all kinds of stories and pasts to further his kingdom. To whom much is given much is required. That's you and me. Let's get busy seeing what God requires of us. Thanks so much for sharing, Brooke!

  2. what great messages, just what i needed to hear this morning!

  3. It sounds like a good, soul-searching kind of book. I'll have to see if I can find it!

  4. What a great book with thought-provoking messages. Wow.

    My mom used to drive a Chevette that backfired every time she turned off the ignition. It backfired whenever she took us to school and picked us up. The kicker was when it wouldn't start and instead of helping her push the car I hid in the backseat. Ummm, as if I thought no one would know? Silly, selfish teenager. That was me.


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