Five Minute Fridays

Five Minute Friday: Song

Friday, May 17, 2013

Enjoying the songs of the birds, as I write for five minutes this week. Thanks Lisa-Jo for the prompt!

Five Minute Friday


There is no doubt that there are songs that were made to stay in your head, for hours, for days... Of course many of these songs are useless really... but there are some songs that are in my head and they serve a very real purpose.  They remind me of where I've come from, they remind me of who I am, and of my worth.

Do you have songs like that?

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Cozy Reading Spot

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Welcome to Cozy Reading Spot!  This is your chance to share your posts, and then grab your favorite drink to curl up with and read other's posts.  We share posts on books, reading, and all that is inspiring us.

What's been going on at Reading List this week:

Here's what I've been writing this week, just in case you missed it.


One Thousand Gifts

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

There are some books that are written because someone went through a life changing event and the audience is moved by the author's response.  There are others that are written to inspire an audience to strive for a better lifestyle. And often times these are pretty good books.

But when Ann Voskamp put together One Thousand Gifts she somehow allowed the life she has lived and the events that shaped her inspire the audience to try, with every breath, to live a life that is truly filled with joy. True joy.

I know many of you have read One Thousand Gifts, but in case it's still on your to-be read list, or your never even heard of it list, here's the basic summary:  This is a book were Ann shares how she has decided to live her life amidst daily responsibilities and long to-do lists of a mother of six and always accept the gift of joy even in the hard and trying moments of life. She shares parts of her life that could and did close her off from really accepting any gifts from God and that in that decision she found herself unable to enjoy life. However, after receiving a little dare from a friend to literally write down things she was grateful for, a list to 1,000, she started to find a joy in life as her perspective honestly changed.


Fall For Him

Monday, May 13, 2013

Have you ever looked back on your life and wish someone would have been brutally honest about things you could have done to prepare for where you are now?

For example, after you have been married for a little while, have you wished that someone would have shaken you into reality while you were still single to figure out some truths and realities?

Well Brenda H. Rodgers wrote a quick little ebook about just such a scenario  She wrote Fall For Him: 25 Challenges from a Recovering Single after she got married. Specifically, Rodgers talks about the "baggage" all women carry into marriage. (81) Granted some of that baggage has to be carried in because we've all lived and have a history. However, Rodgers points out some of the extra baggage that  she wishes she had found a way to let go of before she got married.

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