March found me getting back on track with my reading list for the year.
Finding Your Purpose as a Mom: How to Build Your Home on Holy Ground by Donna Otto had some helpful ideas. The closing chapters emphasized hospitality, an area in which I’m definitely weak. I shared one of my favorite thoughts from the book earlier this week and will be writing a future post on the home based on another chapter. While this book was good, it wouldn’t rate as highly as some others I have read on this subject.
I began Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott. After reading the introduction, I decided to return the book to the library. While I think I could have gleaned ideas for improving my writing, I was uncomfortable with some of the subject matter she was discussing, and was unwilling to sift through more “dirt” to find the “gold.” I will be looking for a different book to replace that one on my list, so please let me know if you have a favorite title in that genre!
I’m currently re-reading one of my favorite parenting books, The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian. I’m taking notes as I go this time, using them to create individualized prayer lists to pray for our daughters.
Thanks to Aurie, I even took the time to lose myself in a fiction book this month!
What have you been reading lately?