Looks like February came and went and I didn't get to read as much as I did the last month. Anyhow … here's what I read. As always I love to hear what you read this month too. Leave me a comment with your books. I love adding new books to my “to read” list.
I met Tsh a few months ago at a gathering and loved interviewing her for a podcast for the If Gathering. I have read her blog off and on for years and love her simple ideas for living simpler. This book, Notes From a Blue Bike, appealed to me because of it's tagline: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World. Isn't that just what we all want? To live intentionally in this crazy world we call home. The book is broken up into seven different sections that address different areas in our life. I really enjoyed this book and the way that Tsh honestly shares her advice, and also the ways that she is still trying to achieve this intentional living as well. I blogged more about my thoughts on this blog HERE.
I have gotten to know Glennon over the last year and love her. She has a spunk that's contagious, loves Jesus, and wants more people to know how much they are loved by Jesus. I finally picked up her book, Carry On, Warrior, and read it over a weekend. It is full of stories on parenting, marriage and her journey through addiction. Her honesty is something that I love and think is so endearing for a writer. I found myself laughing and crying throughout this book. She realizes the truth that this life is a journey that is full of mountains and valley's and I'm thankful she is sharing her journey with us. This book is great for stories about love and life, but I do need to add that I disagree with a lot of her theology.
Compared to last month my reading was light. In fact I didn't pick up a book for the entire last half of the month. Life got in the way and I couldn't find the time to read! My book club picked the longest book known to mankind and honestly just looking at it scares me, so I haven't picked it up at all. I know that's a dumb reason, but it is what it is. I plan on reading it this summer when I have all the time in the world. Right now I'm reading through Restless again and I hope that you will join Jennie & I on Monday nights as we journey through that book with you guys. I also started Melanie Shankle's new book The Antelope in the Living Room, and I'm loving it. She makes me laugh when I read and that is something that I love!
Hopefully March will bring more books to completion. We have started thinking about our summer plans and if there is one thing I love about summer it is reading. A good book + the hot sun + no agenda in life = PERFECT COMBO!
Those books are all on my “need to read” list. Right now, I’m going through Undaunted by Christine Caine and I’m loving it! I watched the If:Gathering with ladies from our church and wasn’t it so good? Oh, it was inspiring! I found your blog through your husband’s facebook page and I love it. You’re honest and genuine and I like that. 🙂
I have been wanting to read that as well! Thanks for your sweet words about my blog as well. 🙂
Hi, I came to your blog through Glennon’s blog after reading your Sacred Scared guest post. I have the same fears about my husband. Although they are not based in reality.I’ve spent the last few hours reading through your blog and really enjoying it. I’m trying to pull my life together and I’ve realized that a really big part that is missing is faith and trust in God. I noticed you said you have to disagree with some of the theology beliefs in Glennon’s book and since I’m exploring theology and trying to figure out what I believe I wonder if you could provide some links to posts that you have written that might help me gain some perspective. Thanks.
Hey Michelle – thanks for stopping by! Are you looking for posts that I have written that explain theology that I believe?