Saturday, May 28, 2016

Book Review: Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

The historical aspects of this book were intriguing. I loved learning about some of the history and behind-the-scenes looks into Hollywood and "Gone With the Wind" in particular.  Actually, on several occasions I looked up additional information online- from looking for a picture of Scarlett O'Hara's green hat (that I couldn't recall from memory), to information about various actors, actresses, and studios back then.  I enjoyed the historical aspects of this novel very much- but I am a bit of a fan of history.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Book Review: Tell Someone by Greg Laurie

Tell Someone: You Can Share the Good News by Greg Laurie is a book that every Christian should have in their library.  It is a collection of personal experiences with the how-to's and what-not-to-do's of sharing the gospel.  This book is a quick read and very interesting.  I enjoyed reading Greg's personal testimony while at the same time being encouraged to share the gospel through telling my own testimony. 

Book Review: Looking for Lovely by Annie F. Downs

This is my first encounter with Annie Downs, but I already feel like we are best friends.  Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter is a collection of experiences recorded by Annie in which she exposes very unlovely periods within her life but shares the healing process she experienced and the lovely she found through it all. 
Annie is completely genuine, open and vulnerable as she shares her struggles with weight, being single, being a quitter, loneliness, and many other areas. Yet, through it all, she doesn't come across as whiney or grumbling.  She shares her story with humor and humility while focusing on Jesus as the source of ultimate lovely.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sometimes I Just Don't Feel Good

I have unfollowed people on Facebook recently because their posts make me angry.  And today, I find myself wanting to check their pages manually (as in going and searching for them).  The desire to do so is so strong, I had to stop and ask myself why.  Why when I know there may be something unsettling on there that is just going to get me all worked up, do I even want to look?  And then it hit me.  I am in a bad mood today.  And I think I want to have a reason.  I want that to be my reason.  But in all honesty, sometimes I am in a bad mood for no good reason at all.