Monday, July 23, 2012

The Purposeful Mom: How to Encourage a Blogger {When You're Not a Blogger Yourself!}

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

From My Library To Yours

I added a Free Books page.  It is my attempt to give some books away from my own library for no other reason than because I want to do it.  I have been a book giver for many years. The most unique part of my wedding was that during the reception, the guests were allowed to take books from the bookshelves.  My church had built-in shelves which were empty. I thought it would be perfect to put books on those shelves and give them away.  I could not have done it without my husband-to-be's blessing.  I bought a bunch a books and included some from my own library to create the atmosphere I wanted at my reception.  It was our gift to our guests in addition to the normal wedding party favors.  I wish I had a picture to show you, but my photographer did not take a picture of "the library" at the reception even though I requested it.  As a side note to those getting married, make sure you assign others to take specific shots as a back up just in case the professional does not do it.

Now back to the original reason for this post.   I like to give books away when I can.  I always like to find a match between a person and a book.  I will change what is free from time to time.  I do not have a schedule yet on how often it will change.  If you e-mail or post a comment saying you want a particular book then I will mail it to you.  Since these books are from my personal library, the books will be used because I have read most of them.   They will be in an acceptable to excellent condition.  I will probably not have more than one copy.  The first person to request the book will get it.   I hope you enjoy reading from my shelf.  :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

My Reading List for 2012

I know the year is half over, but I decided to write my reading list for the rest of 2012.  The idea came from SarahMae.

Here is my plan for the rest of the year...

Every day I try to follow the Psalms and Proverbs reading plan from YouVersion.


Fresh-Brewed Life Revised & Updated: A Stirring Invitation to Wake Up Your Soul by Nicole Johnson


Dug Down Deep: Building Your Life on Truths That Last by Joshua Harris

Submerged (Alaskan Courage) by Dani Pettrey

Android Application Development For Dummies by Donn Felker


The Good Wife's Guide: Embracing Your Role as a Help Meet by Darlene Schacht

The Power of Small: Think Small to Live Large by Jennifer Kennedy Dean


When Ye Pray by Joy Haney


Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People by S. Truett Cathy

Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving by Lorilee Craker


Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy by Gary Thomas

I would also like to read Anne of Green Gables again.  I read the latest post from Blogging with Amy today and I also want to read The 100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future.  There are many more books that I want to read and they will remain on my wish list until 2013.