“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument]..." Jeremiah 1:5 (Amplified)
So since I'm still all springtime giddy out in the yard lately, I'll just give you lists today.
This first one, My (Current) Top Ten Crank-It-Up Songs, might make you smile. I still love these songs, turn them up louder, just as I did while a teenager in my bedroom listening to my clock radio.
Which sounds rather odd, except that I read somewhere it's kinda typical that the style of music we loved while young is the style many of us prefer for, like, till we die.
And that's ok.
So hear you go. Try not to laugh while you recall that Teenager Debra adored these mostly-so-mellow songs (my friends used to tease me). And today, Decades Older Debra had a hard time pausing these songs after listing each link here because she just kept wanting to listen and listen and---
Once Upon a Time
Yesterday Once More
What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?
Come Saturday Morning
Send In The Clowns
Starry, Starry Night
.... yikes! And I must add this one.
Oh! Oh! How could I forget this?
(And throw in some Simon and Garfunkel, lots more Bread and The Carpenters and some Seals and Crofts.)
And here, below, are the books I've read this past month. The gift of my 'reading room' returned me to The Land of Reading Like Crazy. It's awesome to be back.
Another odd thing? I read some of these books as a teenager, also.
Decades ago I learned that it's okay to love books (and music) that my friends (on the most part) do not. That it's possible to learn vital lessons from fiction as another person might glean only from non-fiction and how-to's. Just think of all the possible combinations of likes/dislikes God had to work with when He uniquely created each of us! It's endless, really.
Remember, God did not take the easy way out and, factory-like, just stamp a bunch of cookie cutter humans. Uh, no. So live your uniqueness and become a truer reflection of your incredibly creative Maker.
Anyway. Books I finished reading this month:
Lasso Your Heart
Spring Comes Riding
Spurs for Suzanna
A Year On Ladybug Farm
At Home On Ladybug Farm
Love Letters From Ladybug Farm
The Scarlet Sail
The Mystery of the Gulls
The Black Spaniel Mystery
The Secret of Mirror Bay
The Clue In The Old Album
And I'm currently reading these:
Mystery of the Missing Stamps
The Best of Bombeck
Nothing to Do But Stay
Donna Parker on Her Own
Dying To Read
If you don't feel you must follow the crowd, you're much freer to follow God upward through His unique path for you.
Oh, and I'd appreciate prayer for my friend (and a special encourager), Pam, who had to have emergency cancer surgery (scary!) and will begin chemotherapy soon. Thanks so much!
Oh, and I still love Barbie. So there. :)