Things worth remembering
- participating in a local road race with siblings + friends
- feeding cattle (punctuated by hysterical laughter) with a sister
- seeing the northern lights for the very first time
- contagious laughter
- FaceTiming the brother
- getting sunburned
- acquiring badly needed new windshield wipers and proceeding to keep them in my back seat for weeks
- shopping adventures with a sister
- Ultimate Frisbee
What I’ve been reading
A Man Called Peter – Catherine Marshall
“I’d like this clearly understood,” he went on, grinning like a small boy, “I’m not going to get mar-r-ied till I’m good and ready. I’m good enough now, but I’m not ready.” This remark soon went the rounds.
I don’t even feel like I’m reading a biography when I’m reading this…Catherine Marshall has such a gift for storytelling and description, and Peter Marshall was such a character!
Three Blind Mice – Agatha Christie
The fact that her breakfast had been excellently cooked and served, with good coffee and homemade marmalade, in a curious way annoyed her still more. It had deprived her of a legitimate cause of complaint. Her bed, too, had been comfortable, with embroidered sheets and a soft pillow. Mrs. Boyle liked comfort, but she also liked to find fault. The latter was, perhaps, the stronger passion of the two.
I listened to an audiobook of this short mystery. I so enjoyed this one. The characters were so intriguing, and the ending completely blindsided me! If you want a good snowbound mystery that won’t take too long to read, here’s your book!
Crooked House – Agatha Christie
Curious thing, rooms. Tell you quite a lot about the people who live in them.
I still don’t know what to say about this one. The ending was so dark, but it was clever. Most of the characters just didn’t come alive for me, either. I don’t know that I would recommend it.
Dead Man’s Mirror – Agatha Christie
Godfrey Burrows came in with a pleasant eagerness to be of use. His smile was discreetly tempered with gloom and showed only a fraction too much teeth. It seemed more mechanical than spontaneous.
This was an enjoyable short mystery!
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
“Why not now?” said Edmund. His face had become very red and his mouth and fingers were sticky. He did not look either clever or handsome, whatever the Queen might say.
I’m reading through this classic for the first time, and am once again enjoying C.S. Lewis’s style of storytelling.
This Will Not Last – Laurel Luehmann
when the world knocks the breath from my lungs, You fill them once more with Your own
Yes, I’m rereading my own book. XD
From the journal
I want to know You for who You are, not for who I think You are.
How is Christ changing the way I live my life? How is He altering my heart, my desires, my priorities? The way I spend my seconds?
I know You will provide, and I know Your timing is best. I lay down any thoughts of “I know better” and give this mess to You.
What were some of the most memorable parts of your April?
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