>It is with great joy that I write the following…there are only 18 SCHOOL DAYS until summer!!! I love to teach and I love the students I have this year, but man, I’m ready for it to be summer! I cannot believe all of the stuff I need to do within the next 18 days (well, that they have to do and I have to grade :)) but I am so thankful summer is almost here! I’ve been getting more and more excited to have a chance to finally relax and read and sleep in…joy!
>Okay, I must admit…after hearing about spiritual warfare for the first time about six years ago while living in Spain, I freaked out. I didn’t sleep for two nights; instead, I laid awake in my tiny apartment just waiting for morning to come. I said “Jesus, I’m yours” over and over again, in the hopes that would preserve me, that it would take away my fear and shine light into my heart and onto my fear. With all of that said, I watched Never Let You Go by Erin Healy just watch me from the table for over a week before finally opening it up. Three and a half hours later, when I closed the book and sighed, I was left with two distinct feelings: 1. spiritual warfare still freaks me out, and 2. that was one strange book!
>I am not typically a fan of what I perceive to be “self-help” books…I find them somewhat cheesy, and I always feel they are “talking down” to the reader. I was somewhat hesitant to review Plan B by Pete Wilson because of this; however, I am so thankful I did. I was impressed by Wilson’s insight into hard times. He did not minimize any challenging situation — instead, he took the time to connect a story from the Bible to the pain and suffering we feel in this life.