Last year, I TRIED to do a reading challenge and alas, I failed miserably. I did not follow my list, did not read from my TBR pile and bought more books instead.
So this year, I resolved to not make a list and just read. Read to my heart’s content, a book that I really want. 35 books in a year, ~3 books a month, in a span of 12 months. I also learned that to be able to do this, I need a real person to be accountable with. When I say real, I mean not just people over the internet, but someone that I meet with personally, in the flesh, weekly. No offense! 🙂
My goodreads is back up again and we are all set to go! Here’s what I’ve read so far:
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
There are times when weekends mean work. For me, my whole saturday was spent shooting a video for an upcoming singles conference. I had a blast as always, but come 10 PM, my mind was done. I had crashed.
I thank God for keeping me healthy and energized through days like that. But I know there are repercussions to my unhealthy saturdays. I usually end up sleeping the whole day come sunday and would need to drag myself to church. Some dark days, I would really decide to skip service just to rest.
“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (Col. 4:2)
I continue to hold on to Colossians 4:2. I’ve been reminded countless times to continue steadfastly. Unwavering faith requires consistency. I fail most days, but through Jesus, I still can. Plus, what a comfort it is to know that despite my dark days, I am blessed with a grateful heart. Thank You Jesus for the gift of prayer.
Thank You for giving me a monday where I got to exhale. What a joy it is to spent even a few hours under the sun, taking pictures, enjoying such beautiful trees, and spending time with Z of course. Haha!