Though one thing I used to always say was that I never wanted to live in the LA area - yes, right where I'm living now, and have been for the past 6 years. Now that I call this my home, I'm finding it's exactly where God wants me, and that it's actually a pretty nice place to be. We have a great church family, and get an opportunity to minister in an area that has a huge influence over the rest of the country - perhaps even the world.
I don't know where He'll want me in another year, but I don't need to know that. I only need where I'm supposed to be right now - and tomorrow if I need enough drive time to get there. :D
So, Thursdays books are a little of this and that.
First is Lost and Found, a collection of Inspirational Christmas short stories by Wendell Mettey. These sound like the perfect way to really get into the spirit of Christmas this year.
Next is the historical romance, To Have and To Hold, by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller. When Audrey Cunningham's father proposes that they move to Bridal Veil Island, where he grew up, she agrees, thinking this will help keep him sober and close to God. But they arrive to find wealthy investors buying up land to build a grand resort on the secluded island--and they want the Cunninghams' acreage.
And last is a non-fiction story called Rescue the Captors, about a missionary being held captive in the jungles of Colombia. Held at gunpoint deep in the jungle and with little else to occupy his time, Russell got ahold of some paper and began to write. He told the story of his life and kept a record of his experience in the guerrilla camp. His “book” became a bridge to the men who held him hostage and now serves as the basis for this incredible true story of how God’s love penetrated a physical and ideological jungle.
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