Thursday, September 27, 2007

Name that bedside table




I bet you can't tell whose is whose, or maybe you can. I know it could be worse, but it does drive me somewhat crazy that Scott reads so much.

Don't get me wrong, I love to read as well, as you can see from the picture, but I also like to be able to enjoy me some webbed-toe girls on The Bachelor without feeling sooooo guilty about it.

Knowing your husband is spending The Bachelor hour sifting through C.S. Lewis just takes some of the fun out of it.

I know some of you are just aghast right now, and really, I don't blame you.

I'm just say'n....

Anyway, my friend Julie over at the Peapod Four posted her fall reading list, and well, let's just say I don't think she spends a lot of time watching The Bachelor.

She asked me what John Piper book I would recommend, and I'm having a hard time deciding. There are so many great ones, so I'm still thinking about what would be a good introduction to the world of John Piper.

Really, after reading this post, I doubt she'll be taking my advice on anything important.

But just for the record, I've heard John Piper say many, many times he doesn't watch much TV at all b/c there is really nothing worth watching. I totally agree with him in theory. So just b/c I happen to love him and have, on occasion, watched The Bachelor, please don't hold it against him. You can pray for me now if you haven't already.

For thoses 2 of you who also, on occasion, catch The Bachelor, by accident of course, you have to go here for the recap.

I doubt I will hit Publish on this post, because the guilt feelings associated with posting about The Bachelor and John Piper in the same post are almost too much to bear. I am going to need major therapy, well more major therapy than I did before. It's almost too much to take.

Okay, I think I've come up with my book recommendation....
Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper

Now how's that for irony??? Read this book and you will be shocked at the irony. Let's just say this, I am a work in progress. Some areas need a little more work than others, but John Piper has been a huge influence in getting me going in the right direction. Thank you, John Piper, you have helped God begin a good work in me. May no man, or should I say Bachelor, lead me astray!

1 comment:

Julie said...

You have no idea how hard I'm giggling! : )

You're right that I don't watch the Bachelor, but I am totally hooked on The Office. Oh and Extreme Makeover Home Edition. And if we had cable, I'd be watching the Food Channel all the time. And the decorating shows. And Fox News. Oh and definitely Mission Organization.

I'm going to go get one of those Piper books sometime this week!