I have not always been a reader. I know, “Readers are Leaders,” but as a young Daphne, I wondered who had time to read? I was too busy doing, doing, doing…I read what was necessary (unless it was British literature…that was so painful ), but by and large, reading was not something I did for fun.
But in full disclosure, I don’t think I did anything special for fun…I was too busy doing, doing, doing to even know what I liked to do.
But that is another discussion for another day.
So this Christmas, my sister-in-love, Molly, wanted a book by a lady I had heard of before, Sally Clarkson. Since I had drawn Molly’s name for Christmas, I decided to get Sally’s book and read part of it before I wrapped it for Molly for Christmas. (Doesn’t everyone do that?)
The book she wanted was called “The Life-Giving Home.” Its first twenty pages were wonderful…so I borrowed it from the library and searched for all of Sally’s books in our library system.
“The Life-Giving Home” is wonderful and I found two other books of Sally’s that have been so encouraging to me: “Desperate: Hope for the Mom who Needs to Breathe” and “Own Your Life.”
And since my word for this year is “live,” I have been so encouraged by Sally’s writings. Sally’s encouragement throughout all of these books has been to live the life God has given to you and to live it to your fullest among many other encouragements.
I have been doing some other reading lately by two other authors that I highly esteem…I will share about them soon…but I need to do more reading first!
So what have you been reading lately? I would love great reading suggestions!