Kind of forgot to post this yesterday…
The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.
–Dorothy L. Sayers
So, this is not the usual Friday feature, but I thought you may like to know what some of my favorite books were that I read this year. In no particular order, here is the list:
Making Money by Terry Pratchet: Just an all-around cute and entertaining story. Full of puns and word play.
Stork by Wendy Delsol: A very interesting and unusual YA fantasy. It does well mixing modern and classic fantasy.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Love, love, love this series. I hope the movie does it justice.
His Princess Bride by Sheri Rose Shepherd: An uplifting devotional that imagines that God is speaking directly to his bride- you.
A Game of Thrones by George Martin: Probably the best non-humorous fantasy series of all time. And I do say this as a die-hard Lord of the Rings fan.
The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer: If you are a Christian, you will love this book. If you aren’t, you may still enjoy reading it to find out what real Christianity is all about.
So there you have it. Obviously, I really enjoyed the fantasy genre this year…
Today I attended the funeral of my friend Margaret. I only met Margaret last year when she was my bible study leader. Over the summer, she suddenly became sick and died. She was 63 years of age.
Today, Margaret is my featured person because she is everything I hope to be one day. Loving, kind, hospitable, giving and absolutely in love with Christ. Even though I only knew Margaret for a short time, she brightened my life with her laughter, encouragement and love. One day I hope people will speak as kindly of me as they spoke of Margaret today.
If you would like to read more about this amazing woman, you can visit her memorial site to see the fond memories that people have of Margaret.
Margaret inspires me to do more, love more and enjoy more. That is the best legacy to leave, I believe. My husband found a song the other day that I think fits Margaret.
”The flesh that lived and loved will be eaten by plague
So let the memories be good for those who stay”
Margaret, our memories of you are the best. Enjoy your new life in heaven.