Vacation and Summer Reads

This week, I’m taking a few days off to relax with my daughter during her school break. She has four weeks left in her first year of medical assisting classes! I am so proud of her. It has been a wild year for my family as we’ve faced physical and spiritual battles. But God has been faithful through it all.

But enough about that. This post is about books. So what are you reading? Anything special? If not, I have a few suggestions. 😊

Read/Reading

No Longer Alone by Melinda Inman (Historical)

I’d love to see this on the big screen. Prentis’ and Avery’s love story is one I’m glad I didn’t miss.

A Love Most Worthy by Sandra Ardoin (Historical)

A delightful visit to Klondike country with Rance Preston and Hallie Russell. A story of hope, healing, and restoration.

A Southern Season: Four Stories from a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Linda Yezak, Claire Fullerton, and Ane Mulligan (Contemporary)

Haven’t finished it yet. But y’all! ❤ Just get the book.

Coming Home: A Tiny House Collection by Yvonne Anderson, Michael Ehret, Kimberli S. Mckay, Pamela S. Myers, Ane Mulligan, Chandra Lynn Smith, Linda W. Yezak (Contemporary)

Short sweet reads. Perfect for the beach, pool, or anywhere you can sit or stand. LOL.

Fully Committed by Dora Hiers (Contemporary)

A lovely surprise. Rand Tenneson wasn’t the average contemporary hero. A story of second chances.

In Hand

The One Year Experiencing God’s Love Devotional by Sandra Byrd

Soul Care for Writers by Edie Melson

Next on the List:

Jessie’s Hope by Jennifer Hallmark

Hedges by Jerry B. Jenkins

Salvation by Olivia Rae

On Eagles Wings by Lynnette Bonner

A Tamale Christmas by Linda Rodante

A Father for Bella by Jill Weatherholt

The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman by Carole Brown

So there ya go. I hope this week will find you buried nose-deep in a book or two. Until next week, stay safe and have fun!

Let me know what you’re reading this week and how it’s going so far? Good? Bad? Meh?

XOXO

Gail

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Share the Love ~ September

Faithfulness to all generation Center of His Wheel
No matter the season we may be experiencing in our lives, we have the chance to declare God’s faithfulness to others. Today, I challenge you to look around, count your blessings, and share what God has done for you. Great is His faithfulness to all generations!

Reading

In the Stack and On the Kindle – Sandra Ardoin
Waiting for Butterflies – A Baker’s Perspective
Michelle Griep At Bleakly Manor – Inspired Prompt

Inspirational

God is a master at weaving the seasons of our lives together–the good, the bad and the ugly–and He knits them together with threads of grace.  – Lisa Preuett

And I was reminded that my true identity, and purpose, in life is found in the One who created me and gave me this gift: Jesus Christ. – Stacey Thureen

Failing to listen to God cuts me off from His springs of living water. The result is sadness and vulnerability to the fires of discontent and frustration. – Norma Gail Thurston Holtman

Photography

Is That Photo Copyrighted – Novel Rocket

Writing

Market Your Book From Inside Out – Novel Rocket
Why I Write – Cristian Mihai
Taming the Beast Called Time Management – Blue Ridge Conference 

Foodie

Indonesian Food Story in Melbourne City – Safiras Journey
Butterscotch Coffee Recipe – Amercia On Coffee

New Beginnings

I hope you had a blessed holiday. It is good to be back. I missed you guys!

You will probably notice a few things have changed since last year. I have a new theme. It’s called Misty Lake. Things seem to hide in the mist. It is less distracting. Or so they say. Not sure if I like it, or if I will keep it. What do you think? Distracting or not?

Another change is no advertisements! I do like that.

For the first post of this year I am accepting an award. Yippee! I would like to thank my beautiful friend, Robbie Pink of Captive Dreams Window ~ Dreams No Longer Captive Blog for nominating Center of His Wheel for the Blogger Recognition Award!

 

blogger-recognition-award

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Are The Rules For This Award:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  • You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you
  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Attach the award to the post (right-click and save, then upload)
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them

 

I started my blog for several reasons. Writers are encouraged to have a platform. However, I knew nothing about blogging so I waited for several years and gathered information. Finally, after much prayer and knee knocking, I decided to take a leap of faith (Even though I am still dumb as dirt on the matter!).

An expert I am not. 🙂  I am still crawling while honing my skills. Another reason was, and is, to share the blessings of God with others.

After almost a year, I have no regrets with my decision. I have met some wonderful people I wouldn’t have met, otherwise.

To the new blogger, I would say to swallow your fear and write. Never stop learning. Seek out the professionals and read what they are saying. There are some wonderful people who are willing to share their advice. Ask. Then do it!

Now for the blogs I nominate to receive this award.

Prismatic Prospects

Unashamed of Jesus

His Purpose in Me

Cherry Drop Princess

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist

Mustard Seed Budget

RJThesman.net

Rebecca Burtram

I Love the Psalms

RVJohn

Monday Morning Minutes

Redbird Roost

Labyrinth, Ideas, and Wanderings

Writing Straight

Tori Kayson

 

So, there you have it. An interesting group! They have made me laugh, cry, and think as I have read their post. Be sure to check them out. I have come to appreciate every one of them for many reasons.

This list is just a small list of what you can find. Looking forward to finding more in 2016!