Friday, January 16, 2009
Reading Robin McGraw’s latest book, “What’s Age Got To Do With It?” is like sitting around chatting with your girlfriends. It is as if Robin is sitting right there with you sharing tips and thoughts about life and how to take care of yourself. Robin addresses various aspects of a woman’s life, including age, fashion, hair, nutrition, skin care and faith, and how it is essential that each of us takes care of ourselves in regards to each of these. Robin stresses the importance of taking care of ourselves and while this may seem selfish when there are so many other things to do each day, it is so important that we do as this will allow us to be there for our spouse, children, parents, anyone we need to or want to help. If we do not take care of ourselves we will not be able to be there for others or give of ourselves. Robin packs this book with her own experiences and personal tips along with expert advice from professionals that she relies on for advice and help to take care of herself each day. I believe that there is something for every woman in this book, no matter what stage she is at currently, whether it be a fitness tip, how to better protect your skin or an encouragement to remain close to God.
Monday, January 5, 2009
I can't believe that Christmas and Christmas vacation are already over with. We spend so much time preparing for Christmas - shopping, wrapping gifts, decorating, baking, making plans with family and friends and then so quickly it is done and over with! With our family Christmas covers a span of about 2 weeks. During these two weeks we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus' birth and with this includes a Christmas program at church, although this year due to the weather it was after Christmas, but it still reflected the true meaning of Christmas, of course! There was so much time during these two weeks spent with family members, talking, catching up and playing board games and cards. Hours can be spent just playing games together, we have so much fun! This year the Christmas season was even more fun with Allessandra! It was great watching her see her first Christmas tree and touch it. Wrapping presents took longer as she liked to help by grabbing the paper and crinkling it up! Allessandra was able to spend time with her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and usually smiling all the time!
Friday, January 2, 2009
I have just read Max Lucado’s “For these Tough Times.” I have not read any other books by this author, but I will read others by him in the future. Lucado’s conversational tone makes this an easy read and also a must read for everyone. I would recommended for anyone who has questioned, “why me?” or “how can God allow this to happen?” or really for anyone as everyone experiences loss in his or her life. Using scenarios and verses from the Bible, Lucado delivers explanations and hope for the readers. The section that I found to be the most beneficial is the chapter focusing on listening to God. Lucado shares that during times of hurting we seek answers and talk with counselors, pastors, anyone who will listen. However, we just need to take a break from talking and listen to God and seek answers and reassurance from Him. The book ends focusing on the power of prayer which in my opinion cannot be taken too lightly especially in the world that we live in today. Anyone seeking for hope, comfort or just looking for an inspirational read should check this book out!