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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Writing and Reading

It's been over seven months since I posted on this blog.  Life has been full and busy.  Beginning at the end of March, my main goal was to recover from major surgery.  With God's healing touch and physical therapy, I'm back to functioning and writing.

My "down" time afforded much opportunity to read.  I highly recommend the five book series by Lynn Austin: Gods & Kings.  These Biblical fiction tales deal with three of the kings of Judah: King Ahaz, King Hezekiah and King Manassah.  Intriguing and well worth your time!

I also just finished a memoir by an author who contributes to the New York Times.  "Mother Daughter Me" is a powerful story about loss and forgiveness.  Author Katie Hafner shares about her relationships with her mother and her daughter with transparent grace.  When divorce, alcoholism and abandonment impact a family, no one escapes unscathed.  And yet, when hearts seek to understand and extend love, the impossible is possible.

Well, I've reached the half way mark on my memoir.  It is a far more difficult task than I ever imagined!
Hopefully, by year's end, I'll be able to release it.

Wishing a very Happy Summer to you all!  

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jessica,
    Glad to hear you are back to normal functioning once again, I know that must be quite a thrill to say the least. Good you had some time to do some good reading........I have been trying to do more of that as of late too.
    How exciting that you have reached your half way mark on your book.......that is awesome. Look forward to buying a copy before too long.
    Good for you, you go girl..............
    Hope all is well with you and yours,
    Blessings, Nellie

    Don't know if you have been by lately or not,
    but looks pretty certain that Dee and Jerry are
    moving to Asheville the end of August, so we
    will be looking forward to new adventures in
    travel to Asheville............lol