There is always a pile of books beside my bed. I normally read a little before bed. I have been challenged for 2011 to record what I read. My goal is to read 50 books (that are more than 35 pages in length!) and I challenge you to do the same.
1. Boundaries in Dating by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
2. Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime by Janet & Geoff Benge
3. Principles of Leadership for Women by Gail Mays
4. George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans by Janet and Geoff Benge
5. Hearts of Fire by Voice of the Martyrs
6. Jim Elliot: One Great Purpose by Janet and Geoff Benge
7. Ida Scudder: Healing Bodies, Touching Hearts by Janet and Geoff Benge
8. Crazy Love by Francis Chan
9. Forgotten God by Francis Chan
10. John Williams: Messenger of Peace by Janet and Geoff Benge
11. Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems by Janet and Geoff Benge
12. Lillian Trasher: The Greatest Wonder in Egypt by Janet and Geoff Benge
13. Wilfred Grenfell: Fisher of men by Janet and Geoff Benge
14. Corrie Ten Boom: Keeper of the Angels' den by Janet and Geoff Benge
15. Clarence Jones: Mr. Radio by Janet and Geoff Benge
16. William Booth: Soup, Soap and Salvation by Janet and Geoff Benge
17. Florence Young: Mission Accomplished by Janet and Geoff Benge
18. Loren Cunningham: Into All the World by Janet and Geoff Benge
19. Molokai by Alan Brennert
Friday, December 17, 2010
Christmas is a week away and I can officially say I am ready. Living on Molokai (and spending the holidays here) has so many simple treasures and sweet blessings...
- This is a very close kint community even though I have no biological family to spend Christmas with- God has blessed me with several hanai (adopted) families.
- This is one of the few places you can look at Christmas lights with your windows down and not freeze. (And people here go all out with the lights and decorations!)
- Because we have no serious shopping here, the commercial aspect of Christmas is not as big- the focus is more on Christ's birth.
- I love the intergenerational aspect of the culture with my little ones singing Christmas carols with the kupuna.
- Did I mention it is 80 degrees and my windows are open? :)
- Oh and while I am counting my blessings of all the things that make this season wonderful is receiving Christmas cards. I so treasure receiving them as it makes me feel connected to the rest of the world as well as news and encouragment that you are doing well.
- Last but not least is our dear Savior's birth- Jesus came with one goal in mind- To be your savior! The best gift of all.
- Mele Kalikimaka!