The Choosing {Book Review}

I tend to to prefer non-fiction books, however every once in a while I really want to be captured in a story. Ever since I read Divergent, I’ve enjoyed dystopian novels so The Choosing intrigued me by the description:

Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—to end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority.

But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. Though the whispers contradict everything she’s been told, they resonate deep within.

Then Carrington is offered an unprecedented chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, yet she can’t shake the feeling that it may be an illusion. With a killer targeting Lints and corruption threatening the highest levels of the Authority, Carrington must uncover the truth before it destroys her.”

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The Clothing of Friendship AND Grace &Truth

Ginger wrote a post called Are You Well-Dressed For Friendship? In her light-hearted and gentle way, she encourages us to clothe ourselves with those things that are profitable and beneficial for every type of relationship. The things that cause growth and edification to abound in friendships. It is a great post of exhortation.

“Receiving the fullness of God’s Spirit, our needs for love, acceptance, worth, security, and value are met. If we remember this truth, we are free to relate to friends without any ulterior motive of getting our needs met.

Please read this article from Ginger!

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Speaking Grace

Many times we – moms who stay home with the kids all day, doing the same routine and events every day – think we have no impact or significance in anyone else’s life. We wonder how we can impart grace into others’ lives while we balance the duties of child-rearing, home, and ministry efforts.

To be sure we have immediate and lasting impact on the little lives we are training, and that is critical work as we battle for the hearts of our children, as well as with our families and friends Yet, I want to encourage us all that we have a bigger impact in our community than we might think!

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We sometimes miss the opportunities God gives us to touch someone’s soul with the Truth of the Gospel because we just aren’t paying attention to those we have contact with on a regular basis.

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Monday Meanderings

This Monday kicks off the first week with no school! It’s going to be fun and laid back.

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Bible Study:

Memory Verse:
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)     Read More

Faithfulness, Not Perfectionism AND Grace & Truth

Tina wrote a post at Hope Anchors the Soul called Be Faithful, Not Perfect. It is about the weakness of perfectionism and the glorious result if we would instead focus on faithfulness to the Lord. This was a really wonderful reminder of what gives God glory. It’s not through striving to be perfect, our efforts have no weight compared to our character of faithfulness.

“Instead of striving to be perfect, let us measure ourselves against the biblical standard of faithfulness. When we start to do this, we will see that everyone around us is in the same boat (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Please read this article from Tina!

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