Monday, January 28, 2008

Douglas Preston - Blasphemy

What is science? What is religion? Should the two ever mix?

These and many other questions were addressed in the latest book entitled Blasphemy by bestselling author Douglas Preston. Preston, one half of the dynamic writing duo of Douglas/Child, has outdone himself with his latest solo project! This book is guaranteed to keep you awake late into the night, turning each page with great interest while saying out loud "What next?" with every turn.

Wyman Ford is an ex-monk and government agent brought out of retirement to report on a scientific project in the Arizona desert whose operations appear to be questionable. Isabella, the supercomputer in the desert, was created to re-create the Big Bang but instead does something much more, leading Ford to question his own sanity as well as faith.

News of Isabella and her primary function spread like wildfire throughout the US and quickly sparks the interest of two fundamental Christian pastors: Pastor Eddy and Reverend Spates, both of whom see this supercomputer and its highly intelligent creator, Hazelius, as the Antichrist, leading to a battle to destroy the evil that is gaining strength in the desert.

What can one do when presented with evidence of something beyond all human understanding?

I just finished reading the book and as much as I would love to give away the plot and the ending, I will leave it up to you to read the book and discover the truth for yourself.

GREETINGS . . . .(if you have read the book, you'll know what why I just said that!)


Friday, January 18, 2008

Happy: A Dangerous Word

For the first time in a long time, I am completely happy.

I no longer spend time with people who are emotional drainers, guilt trippers, people who lack the balls to do anything, etc etc. I removed many cancers, treated many sores and had the strength to move on knowing that it still hurt. My life has opened in new ways and doors I thought would be forever closed are now opening wide for me, inviting me to come inside and see what I have been missing.

For the past couple of weeks, I have been involved with a man that I should have been involved with in my past rather than the others that invaded my life. This man is someone I never would have considered back in the day and yet I feel much better for it.

Although I have been with people that did not work for me, I still learned something from each one; a little more of a puzzle solved than anything else. Those people and situations have changed me into the person I am today. I am full of flaws, burp when I am not supposed to, and am still horrible with money, but I now smile much more than before, even when I want to scream and throw things out of my window in frustration.

For the first time in my life, I now know what it feels like when someone truly cares for you. I now know what it is like to be completely happy. Not the fake Hallmark happy, but a happy that you can feel in your stomach, a warmth that comes slowly and steady.

Thank God I am not allergic to happiness.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Credo for 2008

I think this statement is fitting for 2008 and I want to live it every day of my damn life.

We are on earth to discover our own path and will never be happy trying to live someone else's idea of life. Lord, may I be happy with who I am and not evaluate myself in terms of someone else's success.