Friday, April 27, 2007

A Friend is Like a Good Book. . .

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a good book with them. . . " ~Lemony Snicket


Our dear friends James and Christen have come to see us! Within the first hour of catching up, we exchanged books we'd been saving for one another. I'd gotten Christen Valley of Vision, and James What Jesus Demands of the World by John Piper. They have spring birthdays, so it was a given I'd be pulling out literature for gifts. But Christen completely surprised me with a copy of The Journals of Jim Elliot autographed by Elisabeth Elliot! I'm building a collection here.

We took them out to Sweet Peas (which seems to be the place to go when we have visitors) for supper. Above is the picture Daniel took of Hannah and me in front of the BIG rooster painting. It's worth a trip to Sweet Peas just to see the huge painting (and to dine upon succulent mac and cheese!). The owner gave the kids Sweet Peas t-shirts and was so kind to them, I'm happy to put in a little plug here.

Tonight we're heading out for a big carb-filled dinner, because tomorrow James is running in the Derby Marathon, so it should be an exciting weekend!

I feel the same way about James and Christen's visit as I do a terrific book with a compelling storyline: I just never want it to end (but I know it will, and then I go back to real life).



8 comments:

Johanna said...

I'm so jealous!!! I hope you have an awesome time with them(is it possible not to?!?!;)).

GloryandGrace said...

Everyone can use a copy of Valley of Vision :)

GloryandGrace said...

Oh, and I'm currently hunting for a book for you... just can't find it!

Did you say had or hadn't read Corrie ten Boom's books: The Hiding Place and Tramp for the Lord? (Those aren't the ones I'm looking for, but I saw them today and couldn't remember if you had read them or not)

Anonymous said...

We're having a blast too! Thanks for all your help with the kids today. I couldn't have followed James thru the marathon without your help. It was sooo much fun to do it with friends! Thanks!!

christen

James and Christen said...

Grace -- Yes, last summer I read all of Corrie Ten Boom's books. LOVE THEM!

She is amazing. One of my heroes.

James and Christen said...

Whoops, that last comment was actually by ME, Gretchen.

GloryandGrace said...

I was devastated this morning when I discovered that Sari-Sari no longer serves breakfast....

Anonymous said...

So not fair...because my weekend involved alot of driving...(9hours there and back)....so yeah the weather was lovely outside my car window...:(
I miss you guys like a ton right now and I cannot wait untill my graduation so that I can see you!
-emma