Grateful For…

Grateful: warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received. Have you ever caught yourself using a word over and over again to describe how you feel, but then draw a blank when someone asks for the definition? That is how I felt when I asked myself what grateful meant. I use the word, along with blessed, to describe and express thanks for all that I have been given in life. But perhaps, I had let the words’ meanings turn bland or vanilla over time. Overused, taken for granted. But…

Book Review: Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly

“God wants you to be happy even more than you want it yourself.” Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly is perhaps the most powerful thing I have ever read. Powerful as in it truly struck a chord. I’ve read plenty of books that are supposed to help you get your act together, find happiness, be successful, etc. But none like this. Resisting Happiness By Matthew Kelly Beacon Publishing, 2016 242 pages (paperback), $10.61 (as of May 15, 2017) on Amazon 192 pages (hardcover), $16.84 (as of May 15, 2017) on Amazon “This…

Hot Reads 2017 – Take 2

Where to begin? I feel like I have read some real good ones this go-round. Yet, I always feel thirsty for more. Any fellow readers experience the same feeling. Even though I am reading far more than I used to, I now find myself yearning for a rainy day or many lunch breaks thrown together to lounge outside on a porch with a book. The Scam by Janet Evanovich (Fox & O’Hare #4) Guns of the Timberland by Louis L’Amour All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The…