Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Reading List & 2012 Short Recep

A new year is upon us. I breathe a sigh of relief and embrace this new year. Last year has earned the title "The Year of Transitions". Now that graduations are over and our children are settled at their new duty stations, things are so different here on the home front. There's just the three of us. Although things have changed dramatically around here, my duties remain the same.

My heart is still centered around my home. I spend my mornings and afternoons homeschooling a 14 year old teenager that has a great attitude about life. She's funny. She's smart. Evenings are spent together as a family. My husband is still a solid rock in my life. We laugh. We play together. We love each other.

As I was gathering my reading list for this year, I really didn't know where to start or what to read. I'm in a new season on this path we call life. It's a bitter-sweet season. I miss my young adult children, but it's beautiful watching my eagles spread their wings as they soar across the beautiful blue sky. They've transitioned from my lap only to leave their fingerprints stamped on my heart.

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a grandmother. I'm a homeschooling mom. I'm a homemaker. I'm an encourager and friend. With that being said, here's my reading list of 2013. These books reflect some aspect of whom I am, most important, I'm His daughter.

Here are the titles and authors:

"Fascinating Womanhood" by: Helen Andelin
"The Beauty of Modesty" by: David and Diane Vaughan
"Lies Women Believe" by: Nancy Leigh DeMoss
"Feminine Appeal" by: Carolyn Mahaney
"Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" by: Joanna Weaver
"A Virtuous Woman" by: Ruth Mast
"Woman You're a Kingmaker" by: Dr. Wellington Boone
"Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman" by: Anne Ortlund
"Liberated Through Submission" by P.B. Wilson
"Passionate Housewives Desperate for God" by Jennie Chancey & Stacy McDonald
"The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands" by: Dr. Laura Schlessinger
"The True Woman" by: Susan Hunt
"Encouraging One Another" by: Women of Faith
"The Many Sides of a Woman's Heart" by: Brenda Hunter
"Woman to Woman: Life Principles From Titus 2" by: Barbara Henry


Keepers at Home
Crowned With Silver
Above Rubies

Here's a sneak peek at what I've been doing since my last blogpost:
Taken moments after I arrived.
My first time meeting this little guy.
We picked up where we left off almost a year ago.
As you can see, I got to visit my grandbabies! I love being their Mema

My youngest daughter got to travel with me. It was great spending time with both my girls.

Youngest son graduated from Army OSUT. I'm a proud Army mom. Hooah!
One of my soldiers got to come home for Christmas. I was one happy Army mom :)
Still keeping the flames alive ;)

Until next time,

*Disclaimer: Although these books and magazines are good and have practical tools that you can apply to your life, in no means do they replace the Bible. Also, I'm not endorsing a book and/or authors(s), I'm just sharing what I'm reading this year. Please use your own discretion when reading the books listed above or any book for that matter.