I'm still thinking about some things I want to change or improve this year. One of those is my morning / night routine. Okay, I know that sounds really nerdy to some people, but what I'm doing now is just not working for me. I know I need to get up early enough to get myself pretty much completely ready before I start my day with the kids. Once they're up, my day is off and running, and a lot of times I feel like it's leaving me behind! And, in order to actually get up on time, I know I need to get to bed earlier. Which leads me to my second "resolution" : doing some reading before I turn in for the night. I love to read, have learned so much from reading, and need to make sure I do more of it! Doing some before-bed reading (kinda like Mike and Carol Brady, lol) instead of plopping down on the couch in front of the t.v. or computer is better for me. Plus, it usually insures that I get to bed at a decent hour. So, that being said, here's a list of books that I've enjoyed over the last few years. Of course I can't endorse every premise made by these authors, but these books have either helped me or entertained me!
A Heart Like His by Beth Moore It's a Wonderful Life by Terrie Chappell Under the Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliott Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss Born to Win by Kevin Leman (interesting read for first-borns; not that I buy into all the birth-order psychology) Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson ( the best parenting book I read!) Creative Counterpart by Linda Dillow Following God with All Your Heart by Elizabeth George One Nation Under Therapy by Christina Hoff Sommers and Dr. Sally Satel (interesting; again, definitely can't say I agree with everything....) Churchill by Paul Johnson 1776 by David McCullough
Right now, I'm working on Esther by Charles Swindoll and Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I would love to hear what others have read and can recommend for the upcoming year!
I am a wife to Travis and mommy to Thomas, Daniel, and Addie. My husband and I serve in full-time ministry in a church and Christian school. I love the Lord and am grateful to Him for the gift of family and the privilege to care for them!