Last weekend The Brain and I watched the movie Julie and Julia. Of course I loved it. I knew it was a movie about cooking, because - hello? Julia Child, right? But I had no idea it was also a blogging movie! Nobody tells me this stuff. Or at least if they do, I don't really listen.
So if you haven't seen it, here's your newsflash -- a lot of the movie is about blogging. And how could any of us not love a blogging movie? My heart even skipped a little beat when she got her first comment. Ahhhh, the memories.
But blogging aside, the second most interesting thing to me about the movie was Julie's relationship with Julia. They never meet in the movie. But several different times, Julie talks about how close she feels to Julia there in the kitchen as she cooks her way through 365 days of recipes. And I kept thinking - - really? You really think you "feel" Julia there with you?
But then again... why not? Not only did she spend hours and hours with that cookbook, and doing exactly what Julia told her to do, but she also read other books about her, and even found Julia Child rerun shows to watch. And when she was done taking in information and acting on it, she spent the evenings writing about her experiences, sharing them with anyone who wanted to listen.
It sort of made me wonder what would happen if I used some of those same ideas to study the life of Christ. You know... read The Book, do what it says, find conference talks to watch, read books others have written about Him, and then actually spend some time thinking about it, and write about it in my journal.
Would I feel closer to Him?
Did you hear that?
I think that was the sound of the teachings I've heard for the last 40 years finally sinking in.
I wonder if Glenn Beck will miss me...