I love to read…it ties with sewing these days – when I don’t need more clothes, and sewing which has turned into my work. I escape with reading – and God speaks to my heart through good Christian writers. I’ve discovered 2 new favorites these last few months…Robert Whitlow and now Terri Blackstock. They join Neta Jackson and Karen Kingsbury in my list of favorites. Both write mysteries (hey – I loved Nancy Drew as a young girl..) that challenge the problems of life – especially suffering – and face it head-on with God’s word. No Pollyanna stories here – but true life, displayed in all its ugliness, hurt, and consequences of bad decisions – held up against the lives of the characters who know God through the life of Jesus…who know the Bible and let it live in and through their lives.
I praise God for these Christian writers and the others He has yet for me to discover. The lives of their characters are growing me – enriching my life as I think God planned all along when He gave this talent and this insight to these writers.
My church library has offered all this to me – and I’m very, very grateful for it. Reading stops my brain from working – and many days, that is just what I need.
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