reading challenge

Finding the Forest in the Trees

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When life gets heavy, it is really difficult to see past this day (or this hour or this moment). The pain can cause us to wonder what the point is and why did life hand us a double portion of misery. Even for those of us who are Christians and…

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Reading Madness Hour 3 (10 a.m.)

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Today’s the day! Welcome to Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon! It starts at 7:00 a.m. CST—the clock has already starting ticking, as it is now close to 11:00 a.m. CST. Throughout the 24-hour duration, I’ll be reading, posting updates, and participating in reading mini-challenges. I’m starting off today with Creative Prayer by…

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How Bookworms Party

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Next weekend I plan to participate in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon (or what I lovingly refer to as the Reading Madness) from 7:00 a.m. Saturday to 7:00 a.m. Sunday. There are 293 bookworms registered so far who will be reading from across the nation. This isn’t my first Reading Madness rodeo—oh…

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SJC Month 6: A Look at Genocide

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Sometimes when I am driving about town, I am amazed at the workings of our traffic lights. The trio of colors tells us when to go, when to slow, when to stop. I drive according to the lights without thought, fully trusting other drivers to obey the signals they see….

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Summer Reading Synopsis

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My summer has been full of reading—so lovely! And the books have all been youth and children’s books from the library. Perhaps you read my post on the A.R.K.S. (Adults Reading Kids Stuff) program, detailing my vision for completing 25 books in just seven weeks . . . the deadline…

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A 24-Hour Walk in a Bookworm’s Shoes

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When you were a child, did you participate in summer reading challenges through your school or library? My sister had her kids participate in one last summer. As she described the challenges for kids and grown-ups, a wave of nostalgia swept over us. I personally do not remember participating in…

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