Yelobrd777

Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.


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Encouraging Fiction/Non Fiction

I am thinking.  Which can be problematic for me sometimes. LOL

If you are a writer, you might be a reader.  Not just a “one book at a time reader” either.books-1757734_1280

How many of you raised your hands?

I just finished five books, and yes I have been reading two at a time.  Yes, I am writing my third novel. Yes, I am trying to blog.  That is why my third novel is not done.  Another LOL!

But I decided to share these with you because I did find value in them.  I may even have to have a page on my blog/website to share more often.  I will provide links as well.

I just finished Jodi Picoult’s

Hardback: The Storyteller  

Kindle Edition:The Storyteller

Paperback: The Storyteller

Audible Trial:The Storyteller

It was a story that was woven into three stories.  I had to stay focused, but it was not hard to do. I actually took a trip and “listened” to part of it on audiobook, which was a first.  I told my son I actually crossed over to the “dark side” since he and his wife read this way all the time. However,  I ended up finishing it the old fashioned way.

Everyone reads books and gets different messages.  The book’s main focus was on the Holocaust.  The book contained different characters from different times in history with fact and fiction mixed within. In my opinion, the question of evil and whether we are all capable was woven throughout.  But the focus on grace and forgiveness were paramount in my opinion.

May be worth a read!

I just finished Karen Kingsbury’s Angels Walking Series

I will offer some info about it next time!

~Be Encouraged Today

Tammy

 


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Love to Read!

I think that my love of writing comes from my love for reading. I remember as a girl wanting to go to the public library as much as I was allowed to go!

I grew up in the era in which one could ride a bike from one end of town to another without much worry.  So my bicycle seemed to be set on an old fashioned GPS setting of sorts to the incredible building.

When I walked in our beautiful library, I was immediately engulfed in peace. The quiet often soothed my troubled soul.  Ahead of me was an adventure just waiting to happen!  I walked between the aisles of books and breathed in the smell that only a true reader of books would understand.

Adventure, romance, comedy, news, encouragement…..the whole world was afforded to me in this place.  A product of a broken home, which often seemed very broken … this place was my haven, my safe place.

I will forever love the library.  And I will forever love reading.  My preference is a “real’ book.  I know a lot of people like audio books and digital downloaded books, but holding that book in my hands and turning the pages will always be my preferred method.The world awaits!

Alas, as a reader who does not have enough room in her house for ALL the books I want to read, I have succumbed to the pressure of buying a Kindle several years ago.  And now as an author, my books are offered in this format.

No one was forcing me to do this…I was just greedy in my book collection and needed room.  It made sense.  So currently I have over 400+ books downloaded, and that doesn’t include the AMP Bible, two dictionaries and several reference books.

And I have a tendency to read more than one book at a time, so having them all in one place is a bit convenient.

Since I plan to add more to my collection,  I had to share these discoveries!  If you are like me, this has infinite possibilities!

Amazon Unlimited 1 Month FREE!    

Amazon Kindle 99 cents for 2 Months!

This includes unlimited reading, plus unlimited music. There simply are not enough hours in the day!

Reading….how many books in your collections? Do you agree that readers are often writers?

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy

 


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Not Just Reading Glasses…

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It used to just be reading glasses…

Do you like to read?  I must say it is one of my favorite past times…but usually it is late at night and I fall asleep before I get through three pages!  But I still enjoy reading anything put in front of me.

There in lies the problem.  When I turned 40 my arms simply were not long enough. As time went on, I transferred from just reading glasses to the tri focal version.  And at 58, they are the first thing I grab in the morning.  They certainly amplify the words, and quite frankly, everything else I lay eyes on! All these things appear larger than they really are…but they indeed are true in image and focus.

I am so grateful for the ability to actually see better.  Looking through these glasses really gives me perspective of what I am looking at.

I contend that the Father gives us His eyes if we allow Him to do so. If we see personal problems and issues of this world through His eyes, somehow they become so much clearer.  They don’t go away and we still might not understand.  But I have found that I can deal with personal problems with much different “vision”.

Jesus gets it folks. When no one else understands, He does. He sees it with clarity, and although we may not really understand, we can always trust Him. I know from experience.

So I need my glasses. I am grateful with the “clarity” in which I now see…trust me, they help in many ways…..

Don’t tell anyone I have gotten in the shower and wondered why my eyes got cloudy!

~Be Encouraged Today

Tammy