Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale by Ian Morgan Cron
I must say this book was fabulous - for many reasons. This books was great! I loved reading more about St. Francis through a non-Catholic's eyes. Living in the South, it is HARD to be Catholic. There are so many around us that give the eye-roll, the cold shoulder, and more... It is really sad, honestly. I mean, Jesus said no judging, but whatever... This book was great. It tells the story of a mega church pastor who is falling apart in his faith and tries hard to get back on track. He learns about St. Francis through his Franciscan monk uncle in Italy. Yes, you read the way he thinks, "Ugh, what is up with all the bells and rituals?" We do have a lot of that. But, we have our reasons. Anyway, if you ever want to get a glimpse of the Catholic faith or want to read bits and pieces about St. Francis, read this one.
A Mother's Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot
This book was recommended by Olivia, from To The Heights, and I'm glad I read this before the new year started! This is fantastic! I needed some order around here and being the planner person, this was perfect. This is basically taking the Rule of Life used by religious orders (priests, nuns, etc) and fitting into the life of a mother. Mothers need prayer like we need coffee! Fitting it into the day though when there area MILLION other things to do can be difficult. But thanks to this Holly's book, I now have order in the house (most days). Our days are scheduled from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed. Sounds crazy, I know. But, guess what? I found that I actually have more time than I knew I had. I not only have a clean house, but I actually have time to play with the boys. They are happy and I am happy. And that means Jason's happy because we are all smiling people when he comes home (again...most days).
Living Well, Spending Less by Ruth Soukup
Loving this one, too! It's probably safe to say that all these books are going to be awesome. I've been a follower of Ruth's blog for a while now. The stuff she writes is great and hits you where you need it. This book I'm currently reading/working through. I'll let you know how the rest of it turns out and my plan of Living Well and Spending Less, too!
The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
This is another current read. Actually, it is the one we are reading for my book club the next couple months. I tried to read this last year, or maybe the year before that, but was warned in the beginning of the book that you really need to have older kids to fully know their love language. Since Andrew is about 5 1/2, I figured I'd give it a go. We are also reading/working with The Five Languages (adults), too. Good stuff.
The Waste Lands (Dark Tower #3) by Stephen King
I know. I just gave you whiplash with that title. Oh, and I lied when I said all these books are awesome. I love my husband and I promised I would read these with him. So there. The first Dark Tower book...I still do not know how Stephen King was allowed to continue with this series. Dark Tower 2 was kind of boring. This one, I'm still not sure. I'm only on, like, page 87 (they just got to the portal, if you have read these books). And, it's ok... But, we will see. How many of these books are there?! But, again, I love my husband and he reads the book that I pick out for us. it is only fair, right? <3
A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy by Sarah Reinhard
It's funny. When I got this book, I was in the 3rd trimester with Austin. Now, I'm in the 1st trimester!
|Christmas present from Jason <3|
Yep. We found out the Saturday before Christmas that Baby Woyak #4 is due in August!! Holy moly. 4 Kids. Jason said he feels like Jim Gaffigan - LOL!!! (you may need to click through the see the video below)
Well, that's all for now! I'll keep y'all posted on this Baby and everything else crazy that's going on!