Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday's Strength. Morning Glory Blocks 8 - 9. Book Date.

Monday's Strength

You know, I've been surprised at how calm and peaceful I've been these last few months.  Yes, there have been tears, but, for the most part, I've been walking in faith.  

I like this sentence from Jana Alcorn's book, Don't Throw in the Towel, Hope Again!  How can we grow our ability to handle disappointment?  By leaning on our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.  It's only through Him that our strength comes.  

I pray for His joy - which is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10).  Then, after my pain, trial, disappointment has passed, I can go on to comfort others with the comfort I have received from God (2 Corinthians 1:3-5).  
After the trial, comes opportunities to testify to His grace and our victory through Him!

Morning Glory Blocks 8 - 9
Yes!  Only seven more blocks needed for the Morning Glory quilt by Kate Spain that is my Mother/Daughter BOM!  Here are Morning Glory's Blocks 8 & 9!

Book Date
Current Reads
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them
The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird
Quiltfolk is a magazine, but it reads  like a book and I love it!
Reading these two books was a deeply moving experience.  I started The Nightingale as an audiobook, then switched to the hardcopy.  I then began listening to While We Are Far Apart.  Both books were about WWII, one taking place in America, the other in Europe.  I was reading about the war from both perspectives at the same time!  I was caught up in the stories, the characters as well as how they maintained their faith.  Deeply moving and humbling.    

While We're Far Apart
While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? @ Book Date

Your comments are so appreciated!  I read each one and will respond by email to you!  :)


  1. WW2 books are usually very powerful and I do remember The Nightingale as being especially so. Are you going to make The Farmer's Wife? Or are you already doing it?

  2. I loved The Storied Life, such a heartfelt story.

    Have a great reading week