Spent Sunday afternoon finishing up my first "read" for 2017.
Incidentally, I keep a log of books I read under the tab "reading" below my header.
I can't remember how this particular title came across my radar,
but I read it with great interest.  
It was a somewhat sad but stimulating read about life in Europe in the 20's--
feuds and friendships, successes and sorrows.
After I finished, I typed out at least 45 quotations from the book
from page numbers I jotted down while reading.
(Not sure WHY I do this; I just do.)
I also thought of an empty Bible cover I had and pressed it into duty
as a carry-all for pen, notecards and my current read.
It's serving me well.  I'm glad I thought of it! 
This morning I ran into a tweet by Patsy Clairmont:
"We can grow as long as there is breath in our bodies and an earnest will to learn."
Growth is my current and conscious pursuit in 2017--
particularly in grace and the knowledge of my Lord Jesus Christ.
I want to keep expanding my reading horizons, too.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
2 Peter 3:18


  1. I'm such a fan of Ms. Patsy. She's adorable and an inspiration! What a neat idea to use a Bible cover for another use. I might have to 'steal' that!

    1. The Bible I currently use/carry is much smaller than this cover. It fit my book perfectly! (I like to have my book along with me about anywhere I go in case I have to wait, it works wonderfully for me.) I can even put my cell phone in the front pocket.


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Writing a Song a Week #3
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