Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s theme, chosen by The Broke and the Bookish, is a Halloween Freebie, and we’re supposed to create a list of anything Halloween related or scary.

However, I do not celebrate Halloween. Therefore, I have decided to create my own Top Ten list of Books that encourage and inspire me.

  1. The Bible, my preference is the NIV published in 1984 or earlier, and the 1599 Geneva Bible.
  2. My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.
  3. A Charles Dickens Devotional This book offers an excerpt from a Dickens novel, with a lesson and Bible verse for each day. I enjoy it because I have always enjoyed Dickens’ novels, though I still haven’t read them all.
  4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. This is a wonderful story of redemption.
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This story is a wonderful example of standing up for what is right, for what you believe, no matter what everyone else thinks.
  7. Long Way Gone by Charles Martin. This is a story about real unconditional love and second chances in an unexpected way.
  8. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd because it’s a great story of love and acceptance across color/race boundaries.
  9. Grey Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer by David Levy, M.D. This is a story of testimony of the power of prayer.
  10. Dirty God by Johnnie Moore. This book is about the amazing grace we can freely receive through/from Jesus Christ.

Flash Fiction Friday: Unspoken Attraction

She stared into the water, her reflection the only thing looking back at her. She dipped her fingers into the cool wetness and traced the outline of her face. With her other hand her fingers combed through her long brown tresses.

She sighed deeply, then arose and walked into the nearest house, but not before he had noticed the tears glistening in her eyes.

Why was she so sad? What terrible hand had life dealt her and could someone like him ease her pain?


Reflections and Opinions

I have been posting five times a week for quite some time now. If you visit here regularly or are a follower, you know that Mondays I have usually posted something about writing or my specific writing journey. However, I have recently attempted to start Tea Time Talk posts every other Monday, in the hopes that some of you would connect to it and we could build a little community of Monday blogs every other week. This idea seems to have no response.

Tuesdays I participate in Top Ten Tuesdays that was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Because reading goes hand-in-hand with writing, I like to include this post, and I tend to get the most comments on these posts.

I have been taking Wednesdays to be quiet and just post a photo that I have taken each week. This seems to be something that several of you like.

Since the month of April, I have been posting poems that I write each Thursday.

Finally, ever since I have seen the Flash Fiction Friday posts by Melanie Noell Bernard, I have been posting my own Flash Fiction pieces each Friday, some longer than others. I have been told by one person that she feels like I leave the stories unfinished.

Now, I come to the point of this post. Keeping in mind that my intent is to keep this blog writing focused, I would like your feedback. I would like to know what posts you like here. I would also like to know if there are any that you do not like, and what are they? Is there something you would like to see here that I have not done?

Please leave your honest, respectful comments because, as much as I write this blog for myself, I also want others (you) to find something you like here so that you’ll want to return, if not day after day, at least week after week.