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Weekly Word

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Hi, friends! The past weeks I have really struggled with time management and taking the time to read the Bible as I should, but I finally got my life together enough to write this post! So at least that's something lol. Hopefully I will be better going forward as I decided to drop a class that was just stressing me out and taking all of my time.

The Weekly Word is a weekly post where I share what I've learned in the past week while reading my Bible each morning. I also use this to share my journey trying to be more faithful to God and His Word, as I think it is really important to share the truth of the struggle! Changing your schedule is hard. Making yourself get out of bed 20 minutes earlier is hard. Being consistent is hard. That is the truth, and there is nothing wrong with that! This is not a cute little hobby to post on your Instagram to show everyone how holy you are, this is a commitment to becoming closer to God and it is hard. I want to encourage anyone trying to do …

Book Club Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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Hi, friends! This past month I have had the pleasure of joining the Book Club along with a wonderful group of girls. I am so excited to be able to participate in this book club because it has always been a dream of mine to be in a book club! I think they are just so cool! 
This month we all decided to read The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris as our September pick, and it was so good. This book is beautiful, heart-breaking, courageous, and harrowing all at the same time. 


Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Author: Heather Morris

Pages: 272

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐






Synopsis:
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a T├Ątowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but …

Fall TBR

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Hi, friends! September is already underway, and a new season is upon us! It is finally time for the best time of the year- fall. I am so ready for some cooler weather and the opportunity to bust out my sweaters! I'm super excited about what I'll be reading this season because I have recently joined my very first bookclub!! It is a book club on Twitter for book bloggers created by the wonderful Lucy at Lucy Rambles. If you would like to join, the Twitter account is @BookBlogTR, we would love to have you! 
The books I'm hoping to read this fall are: 
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen I've already begun this one, and I am enjoying it! I hope to finish it in a week or so! Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuireI'm currently listening to this on audiobook via Scribd, and I am liking it so far! The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather MorrisThis is our first book club pick! Watch out for a review coming to you the last week of September!Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clar…

Weekly Word

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Hi, friends! Here we are at the beginning of another week, and I am not ready for it! School has been swamping me as always, and the constant tiredness is starting to creep in. I've done pretty well with reading my Bible this week, and I finished Genesis!! I'm so excited! I really enjoyed the book, and I learned so much more than I had expected from it. I hope that these lessons are a blessing to you, and they help encourage you for your coming week. 
This week I learned: 
We will be able to see that God was with us all along  I know when we are going through life, and especially rough times, it can seem like there isn't a reason for what is happening. But, once we get to the end of our journey, we will be able to look back and it will all become clear. I love this testimony from Jacob in Genesis 48:15-16- "The God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, the angel who has redeemed me from all harm...." Jacob says this to his sons as he is at the end of …

Summer Wrap Up

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Hi, friends! We have already found ourselves at the end of another season! This wrap up is for the summer season which are the books I read in the months of June through August. This summer I actually surprised myself and read way more books that I expected! I counted them up, and I read 12 books this summer!! I didn't think I read that much, so I was super excited when I saw this! This caught me up on my Goodreads goal, and I finished two series that I was in the middle of. Overall, I'd say I had a pretty successful summer of reading, and I'm really happy with what I read.


I ended up reading:
Cress by Marissa Meyer I gave this a 4 out of 5 stars I Have Lost My Way by Gayle ForemanI gave this a 3 out of 5 stars. This was also my first audiobook!  Fairest by Marissa Meyer I gave this a 3 out of 5 starsWinter by Marissa Meyer I gave this a 4 out of 5 stars. This was the concluding novel to the Lunar Chronicles, and it was the first series I finished up this summer! Stars Abo…

The Weekly Word

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Hi, friends! I am sorry that I missed posting the Weekly Word last week, but as always I let school get the best of me. I am truly trying to get better about this this year as I really want to make my blog better and get more involved in the community!

The past two weeks I have read chapters 37-46 of Genesis. I have read mostly about Joseph and his story, and I have learned some awesome lessons from his life and walk with God. Some of the things that stuck out to me this week were:

Jealousy and envy make it impossible to grow goodness and love  In Genesis 37 Joseph tells his brothers of the dreams that God has sent him, and his brothers become very jealous of him. They do not like the pictures that the dreams depicted of them kneeling to their brother and soon their jealousy grows out of control. They go from hating him to plotting to kill him in just 18 verses! You might say that they were just evil people, but that is not the case in my opinion. The problem here is they let jealousy…

All About Reading Tag

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Hi friends! Today I'm going to be doing the All About Reading Tag which I found through the blog, The Left Handed Reader! Thanks to her for opening this tag up for anyone to do! I'm excited to do a tag because I think it will be fun to answer some questions for you all to get to know me a little better!

1) What do you look for the most when you pick up a book?
a.) a beautiful writing style; b.) a character driven story; c.) a plot driven story 

When I'm reading a book, my biggest things I'm looking for are characters that I can connect with and a strong plot. A lot of times, I get bored with books that don't have a strong plot. I want lots of stuff happening and lots of action! Although, if I don't care about the characters that all of this is happening to, then I don't really enjoy the book either.

2) What are your pet peeves in books?

I HATE CLIFF HANGERS. They make me so angry, like I just spent all this time reading this book just to be left with no resol…