Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yesterday I finished my fourth and fifth book for February!!

In February I have read:
* The Messenger - Lois Lowry
* Eric Liddell Biography
* Gone Away Lake
* When Sinners Say I Do - Dave Harvey
* Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God - Noel Piper

Gone Away Lake was an awesome children's novel about these two cousins having adventures in the woods behind there house all summer. I really enjoyed that one.

When Sinners Say I Do is one of my favorite marriage books that I have read so far. I am giving it to Jared this weekend for him to read and then I told him that I would love to read it together once we get married. It is excellent. But I haven't finised John Pipers "This Momentary Marriage". I think, since I love his sermon series on marriage so much, I am going to LOVE him book. So it will probably end up being my favorite book on marriage.

Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God might have been my favorite book this month just because it is broken into five biographies of five women in history, Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Ester Ahn Kim, and Helen Roseveare, and each section we only 30 - 40 pages long. That meant that I could work out for forty minutes and finish a whole biography of a person. I like reading biographies while I work out, but since I only work out three times a week it takes several weeks to read a book and it is hard to remember everything you read. Plus, it was really encouraging to read about all these women's lives. They were great reminders of living Godly lives that reflected our master.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Opening of Maryland basketball games...

The lights go out.
The music starts playing.
All the students start chanting.
Then they announce the players names. I didn't tape the names part.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Please click on the plates link and look at what I want my plates to look like. I want pretty much this exact pink banded plate. Problem - the only place I have found it is in a discontinued Pyrex brand. You wouldn't think that this color and plain plate would be THIS hard to find. If anyone knows or finds a place to buy some that look like this I would be so happy. Thanks!!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

My goal this year is to read at least an average of four books a month.

In January I started and finished:
*Hudson Taylor biography
* Gathering Blue
*Amy Carmichael biography

In February I have already finished two books and am half way through another one. The more I read, the more I want to read. It is great. If you have any suggestions on good books to read please leave me a comment. So far on my list of books to read this year (and ones that people have suggested for me to read) are:
* The Road
* 1984 (rereading it)
* The Great Divorce - CS Lewis
* Screwtape Letters (rereading it) - CS Lewis
* Gone Away Lake
* Eric Liddel Biography
* When Sinners Say I Do

* Respectable Sins (rereading it for small group) - Jerry Bridges
* The Awakening
* A Brave New World
* The Silent Boy - Lois Lowry
* The Excellent Wife
* Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God - Noel Piper
* John Adams (I am going to finish this this year!!)
* Trusting God - Jerry Bridges
* Stepping Heavenward
* The Godly Man's Picture - Thomas Watson

That is enough to get me through the end of the semester, but what about the rest of the year? Leave comment!! Recommend books, send me books, let me borrow books. Books books books.