Thursday, January 27, 2011

Trusting Jesus

Trusting Jesus By Jeffery R. Holland.

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. - Isaiah 12:2

A mother, struggling to cope when a family member is diagnosed with a devastating illness, finds hope and strength when her small daughter pulls her close and whispers, 'Trust Jesus.' Those simple words form the foundation for Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's latest book, Trusting Jesus.

"Everyone meets affliction in mortality," writes the author. "Everyone knows some sorrow. Everyone experiences disappointments, even despair, and looks for ways to bear up and keep on going. The answer for all times and all seasons is to 'trust Jesus.'"

This collection of some of Elder Holland's most memorable and powerful talks will inspire us to keep our focus and our faith on the one source of strength that will never fail us: Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Included in this collection are such classic addresses as "The Other Prodigal," "He Hath Filled the Hungry with Good Things," "Come unto Me," "An High Priest of Good Things to Come," "A Handful of Meal and a Little Oil," "As Doves to Our Windows," and many others.

The messages gathered here will help us to remember His promises in all our days of trial and challenge. When our souls are spiritually depleted, we can trust that the Lord will provide us with the bread of life and the living waters. When we struggle to fulfill our callings, we can trust that He will sustain and support our efforts. When our lives are hectic and overwhelming, we can trust that the Lord will bless us with peace."

I have been getting into inspirational books more and more, I guess that means I am growing up. :) This book was wonderful I learned so much about the life of the Savior before his earthly mission, after and during. I also learned a lot about our own personal missions on this earth and how we need to view Heavenly Father more like the Father he is to us. I really loved this book and recommend it to all.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond by Betsy Brannon Green:
Above and Beyond (May 2008) Once they had Caroline safely back, Savannah assumed that she and Dane would pick up where they'd left off years before. But Dane sends her and Caroline to Ft. Belvoir with General Steele and refuses to even answer her phone calls. Then Mario Ferrante's daughter, Rosemary, comes to Savannah for help. Savannah feels sorry for the girl and sees her request as an opportunity to involve Dane in her life again. Dane does agree to help - with near disastrous results.
This is the second book in the Duty trilogy. I really loved the first book but for some reason had a hard time getting through this one. It didn't grab my attention the way the other one did and the only reason why I continued is to find out about the love interest which in my opinion also ran a little dry. You can only hold someone so long with the will they or wont they get back together topic. I am not sure if I will read the last book.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January Giveaway From Queen of Happy Endings.

Every month Alaine gives away a book or two...or three. On her blog Queen of Happy Endings. January's giveaways are these two...
She has a description of both books on her blog as well as the giveaway. Just click HERE and Good Luck!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 100+ Book Challenge Part 2

Another 100+ Book Challenge this one hosted by My Overstuffed Bookshelf. Since I am already doing another 100+ book Challange I would like to Participate in this one as well. The more books I read the less trouble I can get into right. ;) Here we go to a great 2011

2011 Books to be read Challenge

The 2011 Books to be read Challenge hosted by Roof Beam Reader. I am really hoping that I am not to late to join in this challenge. I found it today and think it is perfect for me. I have a list that has been taunting me for awhile of books I want to read or finish reading. So what a better motivator to get them read then a challenge. Hooray! Now some of the books on my list are Series but I am not sure if I'll be able to finish the whole series, especially in the case of some books that I have been wanting to read I recently just figured that it was a series. Anyway so here is my list of 12 books I would like to read for this challenge. Enjoy!
1. The Host
2. The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
4. The Last Battle
5. The Last Waltz
6. The 5 Love Languages
7. Lemony Snickets a Series of unfortunate Events ( I am on #5 out of 13)
11.Wild at Heart

Okay there are my 12 Wish me luck everyone!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

100+ Book Challenge 2011

Ok So I didnt reach 100 books last year OR get my goal of 50. So I am really excited that Home Girls Book Blog is doing another 100+ book Challenge. I think I'll do better this year...heres to hoping. :D

Fantasy Challenge

I also did the Fantasy challenge in 2010. I do love fantasy and I thought what a perfect challenge for me. :D Here is my book Count for this challenge.

100 Book Challenge

So this year I took on the 100 Book Challenge and being a slow reader and a part time student. This was definitely a challenge for me. But it helped me in a lot of ways too. I have noticed an increase in my reading skills and a fluctuation in what I read... which I find rather nice considering all I usually read is Fantasy. It was nice to break from that mold and explore new kinds of books. Although I did continue with my beloved fantasy books it is nice to know that I can enjoy other books non fantasy related. :) So I know I didn't get to 100 or my personal goal of 50 I still did A LOT better than what i though I was going to. So I am extremely proud of myself. :)
Here is my list...

1- Christmas of the Cherry Snow

2- Wait till Helen comes

3- Miserable Mill

4- The Enoch Letters

5- What We Wish We'd Known When We Were Newlyweds.


7- Twilight

8- Little Women

9- Austenland

10-The Homecoming

11-The Halloween Tree

12- Wuthering Heights

13- The Tale of Despereaux

14- Fahrenheit 451

15- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

16- The Undaunted

17- Johnny Tremain

18- The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

19-Fablehaven 5- Keys to the Demon Prison

20-The Tiara Club: Princess Georgia

21- The Crucible

22- The Prophecy of the Stones

23- The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

24- The Narrows

25- Island of the Blue Dolphins

26- The Raging Sea

27- You Are Special

28-What I Wish I's Known When I Was Single

29- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

30- The Tales of Beedle the Bard

31-Hazardous Duty

32-The Hobbit

33-The Lord of the Rings-The Fellowship of the Ring

34-The Lord of The Rings-The Two Towers

35-Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?

36- The Lord of the Rings-The Return of the King

37- Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood.

38- Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood

39- Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo

40- The Polar Express

41- Bethlehem's Star

42- The Giving Chest

43- I Believe in Santa Claus