Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Something to think about...

So I have been running constantly for the last couple weeks. Sorry I have not blogged yet. I just haven't had any funny or inspirational things to share. I just put my shoes on, go out and run. A little boring, but I know what I am running for, to see a best friends finish her half marathon. So I run and run and will run again tomorrow and probably the next day. Did I tell you I got new shoes? Shout out to Super Jock and Jill. They are fabulous!!! I did have a fabulous run last Saturday. AA ran with me for the first 4 miles and then I was on my own for 7 more. I ran pretty fast and I wished I would have worn my watch, but part of it is freeing without your watch. I have to figure out how to attach my Nikeplus thingy to my new non-Nike shoes.

While on my runs this week I started to think about all these new movies and books that are out that supposedly talk about God. "Eat, Pray, Love" "Woman, Food and God," and "The Secret". I know these have all been around a while, but with the movie staring the one and only Julia Roberts all of these books and movies have come out of the wood-works. It makes sense that ll of these types of books and movies are such a huge success. So many people look for purpose in their life, want healing and want to know why this world spins. The problem is these authors and producers use the words, God and Pray way too liberally. I was watching an interview with the lady that wrote, Women, Food and God. When asked what the God part of the book was about she was quick to say it wasn't about a God or a spiritual God. It was more about how everything was God, the trees are God, the orange is God, ect. Comma Wha??? Then I started to hear more about Eat, Pray, Love and how to pray part of the book is taken not a literal sense but a figurative sense. That everyone has a different view of pray. These two things struck me and struck a cord in my heart. So many different people are learning about "God" and "Praying" and the sad truth is, they aren't learning anything about what those two topics actually mean. Ths weekend I just read about a woman who went to a "camp" with the man who wrote "The Secret". She ended up dying in a sweat tent, because the man told her she could push through her own limitations. Not only was that sad, but these people spend tens of thousands of dollars to be told an utter and complete lie. I don't care what Oprah says, or the "radical transformations" people have had with these books and movies, they are filling people's heads with the non-truth. The only truth that talks about the real God, what prayer actually is, and that there is no secret is the Bible.

I am still not quite sure why I have gotten so heated in the last couple weeks about all of this. It doesn't bother me if you write a book about dieting or traveling, but it does bother me when you through words like pray and God around. So the point of this post...well I guess there is no point, other then I am extremely worried with the direction that main stream media is taking eternity. This topic sure gave me a lot to think about while running the last couple weeks. Hmmmmm....your thoughts?


  1. Amen to that Shelby! I don't know how a woman is getting closer to God by having affairs as in "Eat,Pray,Love"...all they are teaching women is to be incredibly selfish and to pursue sin! I think that is exactly the opposite of finding God. Yup-a lie is a lie-come on people.

  2. Totally right on Shelbs. I bought the book "Women, Food and God" thinking it sounded good until I read the chapter on God ... "About God" where she basically says over and over again that she doesn't believe in God. Hmmmm ... you title a book "Women, Food and God" yet you don't believe in God. Interesting. Needless to say since chapter 1 is "About God" and after reading it I was totally turned off I didn't get very far in the book. Thanks for bringing up the topic! Lv, Sara

  3. I agree Shelby! More so than "what the truth" is people don't want to know "who the truth" is! It's our job as believers to spread the truth with urgency (as paul writes and says)

  4. Soooooo can you get me a discount on the race?? With registering for Boston coming up the race fee needs to be low.. my buddy Amanda said that she paid $25 the day of last year with no t-shirt... Thoughts? email me tallmomontherun@hotmail.com