Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 Reading List

Just checking in, after a long dry spell.  How are YOU doing?  I'm doing very well, and continuing to stay incredibly busy.

I am a person who absolutely loves to read, but rarely has time to sit down and enjoy a good book.  When trying to figure out how to fit reading into my schedule a few years ago, I realized that I have plenty of available time during my daily drive to work & back, as well as during occasional drives to the city for doctor's appointments, etc.

With that in mind, I started "reading" audio books found at the local library.  It has been several years now, and I'm still enjoying this daily habit.  Have YOU ever tried audio books?  If so, do you like them?

I like them a lot, but I sure miss being able to flip back a few pages to review something I may have forgotten, or that I can't quite put together in my mind.  However, audio books are much better than NO books, so I'm definitely hooked.

I still greatly prefer a good old-fashioned hold-it-in-my-hands-and-turn-the-actual-pages type book, and I do squeeze in a few of those every year (I think I managed 7 last year) as well.  I'm hoping to increase that to at least one a month in 2017.  We'll see how that goes.  ☺

Anyway...just to document what I've read (mostly so I can remember in the future), I decided to post my 2016 Reading List here.  Have you read any of these?  If so, please let me know what you thought, and feel free to add your recommendations for my future reading!

I wish each of you a wonderful 2017 filled with lots of good books, love & laughter.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Taste and see...

I found this thought provoking article during my morning devotions today, and wanted to share.  It is such a GREAT reminder for someone like me...I hope it's a good reminder for you too!  Click here to read and savor it with me...

Have a TERRIFIC weekend my friends!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Life Lessons...

I've been reading Daily Guideposts for years, and Marilyn Morgan King is one of it's regular contributors.  One of the thing she shared this year really speaks to me, so I thought I'd pass it along to you as well...

“I’d like to share with you three of the many lessons my eight decades have taught me. One: Wrapped up in every difficult passage in life is a gift from the Spirit. In times of trouble, I’ve learned to ask myself, ‘How does this serve?’ and ‘What is its gift?’ Two: What happens to me does not really matter; how I respond is what counts. If I can keep releasing everything to Spirit, peace of mind comes. Three: Inner peace happens when I intentionally feed my sense of wonder by immersing myself in the beauty of God’s creation and by breathing in music, art and poetry, while trusting God to take care of the rest.”