The WINNER of the Veggie Tales devotional giveaway is Becky (entry #2 chosen by random.org). I actually deleted her entry by accident but put a comment in for her. (Sorry Becky, sometime my devices have a mind of their own).
A big thank you to all those who took time to enter. A new giveaway will be coming soon, so stay tuned.
This week I am reading A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanne White. I am on the last few chapters and have enjoyed it immensely. Every book in this series has been a thrilling, exciting read!
I am also reading The Raven by Mike Nappa. This is a first for me by this author. So far, I don't really have much of an opinion. It has been interesting enough, but I am only on chapter three, and not really into it enough to decide whether I like it or not.
I am still working through my devotional by Linda Dillow. Every week she brings to light a new area I need to work on in my life. This week (week 7) is about Focus. I only read two pages, and I can already tell, it is going to be a really motivational week. What is my purpose? What am I living for? She includes some really incredible quotes too! Here's a poem written by a 14 year old boy. She doesn't mention his name but it has a powerful message on contentment and focus.
It was spring but I was summer it wanted;
the warm days and the great outdoors.
It was summer but it was fall I wanted;
the colorful leaves and the cool dry air.
It was fall but it was winter I wanted;
the beautiful snow and the joy of the holiday season.
It was now winter but it was spring I wanted;
the warmth and the blossoming of nature.
I was a child but it was adulthood I wanted;
The freedom and the respect.
I was twenty but it was thirty I wanted;
to be mature and sophisticated.
I was middle aged but it was twenty I wanted;
the youth and the free spirit.
I was retired but it was middle age that I wanted;
the presence of mind without the limitations.
My life was over but I never got what I wanted.
WOW! If this is not convicting....
Friends, let's live each day in the moment, to its fullest, fulfilling our God given purposes.
Hope you have an amazing week!!