Note to self to update more than you know; once a year here.
So my newest reads... is this:
It's an old copy I picked up on ebay.  Recommended by Jenny Penton's Momma so I just have to read it and see what I can learn.  Lately books on homemaking and creating beauty and living beautifully are so desirable to me.  Can't wait to start!  I have a brand new study I started about creativity and sharing my gifts and life.  And have another book on the way.  I ordered Lisa Bevere's book WITHOUT RIVAL.  It's supposed to be here tomorrow and I cannot wait.  So that's sharing what's new on my nightstand.  xoxo

So over Labor day weekend I finally finally finished the book Fervent.
Hang on... I gotta snap a quick photo.
 If you've not yet picked up a copy and read this book I would tell you to please condsider it.
I've always believed in prayer but reading this... opened my eyes so much.  
The beginning is good but honestly the second half I could barely get through because I kept underlining and rereading and dog earring and it took forever to finish because I stayed inside the pages for soooo long.  That says alot right there.  
Grab a copy if you haven't.  
I don't think you'll regret it.
Sept 4 2015.  A new box came from Amazon this week.  I have three new books:
Everyday Matters by Danny Gregory, and Creative License, by Danny Gregory.
Also The Life Changing Magic of Tidying uP by Marie Kondo.
But today, I'm starting one other I picked up... Fervent by Priscilla Shirer.  Inspired by the movie War Room.  I'm anxious to open it and start.

On my nightstand now... Farewell Four Waters...
-- the ending of this book choked me up inside.
    The chaos... fear... but most of all the not getting to say goodbye.
    The hugs not given... -- Why just writing that brings tears to my eyes; I don't even know??  But I feel it so big.  Why even feeling the need to write it "here."  Maybe someone reading this will understand more than me..  Today is September 4th 2015.  It's morning and for whatever reason I share this heart here today.  It feels important that today; ... "now"  I get to say that I am aware of things left unsaid.

I haven't updated in so long.  Since I got my kindle I've started getting a lot more books on it; but I still LOVE holding a real book in my hands and dogearring it and highlighting etc.  I even love the stacks on my side of the bed, and nightstand... and shelves and shelves of books.

So lately; this is what I've been reading: I'm almost finished with "Seasons of your Heart," by Macrina Wiederkehr,  and on my nightstand is Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist.  Loved  her book called Bread & Wine.  Thanks to Bookbub I have several new books waiting to be read on kindle.  Love those free and .99 cent ones.  This evening I splurged and bought an antique book on Ebay about Art.  It looked really interesting and after looking through it ... I may start using it in my art journals.

Finished the Old Testament again and in starting over in Matthew.
Finished Beth Moore's Children of the Day study book, as well as Idol Lies by Dee Brestin.
After watching the movie Divergent I read Insurgent and then Allegiant by Veronica Roth.
Sept 25th 2014  Now starting Jan Karon's new book of the Mitford series:  Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good. Got it on Kindle and kinda wish I had a real book to hold instead.

Today Oct 1, 2013  This morning I read in Isaiah.
New books on my shelf are:

 This antique book
is one I bought during Bargains Galore- miles of yard sales in our neck of the woods.
I grabbed it first because of it's ornate cover and thought I'd use it for ephemera but 
reading the title; decided it is one I might like to read.  It's  called
the Crusades by George Cox.  I can't find a copyright but it looks old and
very indepth.  -- Time will tell what will happen to it.  

Other books are filling the shelf on my ipad.
I just downloaded Shades of Mercy by Anita Lustrea and so excited 
to read it.  
I read "You're Made For A God Sized Dream by Holley Gerth.  
and also the 30 Day Praise Challenge by Becky Harling.  
Both were wonderful and I hope stick with me always. 

This book, A Time of Departing was sent from a friend.
Interesting but a harder read for me.  
It definitely opened my eyes about things.

Today, July 23, 2013 I'm reading Ephesians.  It's a Four Star Auto Day... so I'm in the office with my bible.  Just finished vacuuming all the daddy long legs and creepy spiders that multiply like rabbits in the window here and around the flurescent lights.  I spelled that wrong I know... don't sweat the small stuff.  Myguy and I have been going to Hastings alot lately.  Also I ordered The Hidden Art of Homemaking at Amazon and it's on my nightstand.  It's an old book but soooo inspiring.  It's all about making your house a home.  You know... filling your space with things that reflect what you're about.  I'm also reading again... a book I posted below... the Summer in a Garden one.  I so get it... and could read pages everyday... and often do.  When at Hastings I found some books to put on my to read list.  Girls with Swords by Lisa Bevere.  Fight like a Girl by Lisa Bevere.  Pathway to Purpose by Katie Brazelton, and actually found one by Elizabeth George that I've never seen and must read eventually:  A Couple After God's Own Heart.  There are just never enough hours in a day are there?  Oh and I almost forgot.  A recent discovery since I got an Iphone and Ipad now... I've been so blessed by kindle books... and ibooks.  I have Your Beautiful Purpose, Loving God with all your mind, The circle Maker and others now at my fingertips all the time.  If you didn't know this... you can go to Amazon and they actually have alot of free books you have sent right to your ipad.  Technology rocks doens't it?  Okay ... I'm babbling and this office needs cleaned and then of course there is the mens bathroom.  May the force be with me.  :)

Just finished Halfway to Heaven by Ruth Adams Knight. 
On my nightstand currently:
nothing!  I need a new book... a page turner.  Not a learning book... but something that can grab my attention.  Tried to read the Hobbit and I just couldn't get into it...When I was a little girl I would ride my yellow banana bike to the library across town; then  jump in the pool next door for awhile.  Before heading home; I'd stop by the library- still  dripping wet in a swim suit.  There was a long shelf  (I can still see it) with  all these really olde and well worn Indian books.  Oh how I loved them!  The librarians were so good to me; never scolding for leaving them a wet floor and I'd carry my borrowed books back home in a bicycle basket.  It was white with colorful plastic daisies.  Then I'd often sit in this hollowed out area smack dab in the middle of the lilac bushes.  For hours on end I'd be riding colorful Indian ponies and chasing buffalo and wearing Daniel Boone's coon skinned cap. Who needs tv when you can crawl into the page of a delicious story  in a land far from home. 
So glad I know how to read.

 The Christmas Pony by Melody Carson
Just finished The Chair by James Rubart, and
The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn.  (amazing and Myguy finished it as well.)

This was an interesting  read. 
In The Land Of Blue Burqas.
After this, I read The Chair. 
I also read the Hunger Games books.

  The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, and an 1898 copy of My Summer In A Garden by Charles Dudley Warner-So far,  I lovelovelove this book! --Discovered it on Ebay and although I know you're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover... - this cover begged me to read this book. 
The rich green and gold, ornate cover with it's garden title and beautiful design... 
and the man's  resting on his  wheel barrow?!!  It got me.    But I gotta tell ya... opening the cover
blew me away.  Coz I discovered this.....
I hope you can click the photo to resize it but it says, 
"If you know you're toad, it is alright."  

Now click this photo.  This is the toad I know.  
And love.  (grin)
I'm glad it's alright. haha!
I'm anxious to read this book cover to cover, and hope to learn something new 
from this man's summer in his garden. 

Please drop me a line coz I'd love to hear what's on 
your nightstand!  
Holykisses xoxo

Current  Mags--
My mag subscriptions are dwindling. 
Our mailbox finds envelope after envelope with warnings that "this is my last issue."  As much as I love magazines, I'm growing irritated that so many of them are now 15.00 each.  I pick them up and flip the pages in the store, and set them back in their place and walk away.  In a word:  Pinterest.  Thank you dear Pinterest.  It's free, and .... it's like looking through and sharing  beautiful magazine with all my friends.  

My book shelf:
My Antonia
Going Deep by Gordon Macdonald
Fool Proofing your Life- Jan Silvious
Having a Mary Heart In A Martha World by Joanna Weaver
What Women Tell Me, by Anita Lustrea
No More Christian Nice Girl by Paul Coughlin and Jennifer D Degler, PhD
Rewriting Your Emotional Script by Becky Harling
Health And Wholeness Through The Holy Communion by Joseph Prince
Half The Church by Carolyn Custis James
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
The Love Dare by Kendrick
Quiet Confidence For A Woman's Heart by Elizabeth George
Becoming More Than A Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa Terkeurst
What Happens When Women Walk In Faith by Lysa Terkeurst
Self Talk Soul Talk by Jennifer Rothschild
Behind Those Eyes by Lisa Whittle
An Untroubled Heart by Micca Campbell