Last year, I wrote a popular post entitled ‘When Your Holiday is Not Heaven.’ I stand by that, but this year, my holiday was actually pretty darn close to heaven, and here’s some reasons why:
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(It seems I’m late on everything at the moment, but I’m hoping to improve… A bumper ‘What I’m Into’ will be coming soon – but in the meantime, these are the books I’ve read recently – some absolute diamonds here!)
We are all disabled. We are all weak in different ways.
We are all occasionally lazy, occasionally heroic. We are all needy, and rely on the kindness of others to survive.
In my chapter for Soul Bare, I write about how a book club exposed the truth of my life in a surprising way.
So – whether you are in a book group or not – here are five reasons to love book groups (plus Soul Bare GIVEAWAY!)
Our bodies prophesy to us before our mind registers their truth. Perhaps the ache in our shoulders tells us to take a rest, the migraines tell us we need to accept God’s love, the stomach pains are linked to a grudge we still bear.
Sometimes God can speak through hair.
To be drawn towards a people group or country doesn’t mean you swoop in to fix their problems, or try and make them assimilate to your culture, but to listen and adapt yourself to their culture. It is to open your eyes to the weaknesses and arrogance of your own culture, and to change not the people but yourself. True mission is not so much about giving as learning to receive; not so much about speaking as listening.
What if our hearts still dream big, when we are forced to live small? How much do you sacrifice of yourself to achieve your dream?
Summer Reads – Fiction – the best books of 2016. This post has 2 full reviews, and 8 more mini-summaries of favourite novels for the summer.