Saturday, May 3, 2008

A meme this book addicted girl would of course love!

The rules of the meme:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

So, I wasn't tagged. However I did read it on "Recovering straight girl" (a pretty decent blog if I might say so) and I wanted to play along because I adore books and I love to hear what other people are reading about. In fact I love it so much I really hope even if you do not blog you come and leave your book and three sentences in my comments area. :)

So here's mine. My nearest book with actual page numbers is "When the Heart Waits" by Sue Monk Kidd.

page 123. I found the fifth sentence and here are the next three (plus one) sentences.
These were the questions I asked myself. Finding answers was made more difficult by the fact that so little attention is paid in our culture to the value of waiting. I could find no books about the process of the waiting journey, no blueprints for a chrysalis, no classes on how to wait. One evening I heard Professor James Fowler of Candler School of Theology at Emory University lecture. He lamented, "We are always wanting to put people on escalators to go to the next stage of faith as quickly as possible."
If she can I tag zuzu's petal's (although I doubt any of her books these days have 123 pages. :), polka dots and hiccups, a large number of small experiences, blogicalinks, and random reflections.


Anonymous said...

There are many books equidistance from me, so I grabbed the first one and it happens to be my mothers.

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (pg. 123 5th sentence and next three plus one):

If it grieves you deeply that your spouse seldom gives you a gift for any occasion, then your primary love language is "Receiving Gifts". If your deepest hurt is that your spouse seldom gives you quality time, then that is your primary love language. Another approach to discovering your love language is to look back over your marriage and ask, "What have I most often requested of my spouse?" Whatever you have most requested is probably in keeping with your primary love language. Those requests have probably been interpreted by your spouse as nagging. They have been, in fact, your efforts to secure emotional love from your spouse."

Hmmmm.... Interesting. Maybe I should read this one day.


But Why? said...

Thanks for the comment on mine and the tag - I've grabbed the nearest book and transcribed the relevant bit - will be posting at some point in the next week(!)

Cheryl said...

I did it. Check out my site. :)

Cheryl said...

Oh, and I meant to say that I really liked the thought in the sentences from your book! :)

Anonymous said...

What perfect timing/spacing. The sentences after the fifth start a prayer in the book Shaping Sanctuary: Proclaiming God's Grace in an Inclusive Church.

"We confess that the circle of love is repeatedly broken because of our sin of exclusion. We create separate circles: the inner circles and the outer circle. We confess that the circle of love is broken whenever we cannot see eye to eye, whenever we cannot link hand to hand, whenever we cannot live heart to heart and affirm our differences."


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titration said...

I am so fond of all of you for commenting here. I do love this type of sharing! :) Thanks for playing along.

Random Reflections said...

I have just noticed that you tagged me. I'll do this asap and post it on my blog.

I hope all is well.