Monday, June 14, 2010
May 2010 Reading List
I finished reading The Mitford Years Series by Jan Karon in May. I have listed a Quote from each book.
A Common Life book 6
This book is about Father Tim and Cynthia's wedding which I am glad that this book was written to give details.
Give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life, that each may be to the other a strength in need, and a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy.
-The Book of Common Prayer
In This Mountain book 7
In this book Father Tim deals with depression after his retirement.
At times God puts us through the discipline of darkness to teach us to heed Him. Song birds are taught to sing in the dark, and we are put into the shadow of God's hand until we learn to hear Him...Watch where God puts you into darkness, and when you are there keep your mouth shut. Are you in the dark just now in your circumstances, or in your life with God? Then remain quiet... When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message for someone else when you get into the light.
Shepherds Abiding book 8
Father Tim buys a nativity to restore for his wife for Christmas.
He took a deep breath, exhaled, and closed his eyes.
Thank you, Lord, for the grace of an untroubled sprit, and for the blessings which are our in numbers to great for us to count or even recognize....
He sat for atime, giving thanks, and then, without precisely meaning too, remembering....
Light From Heaven book 9
In this book father time becomes a vicar of a small church.
"This is from 'Michael' a wonderful poem by Wordsworth.
"The pastoral mountains front you, face to face,
But, courage! for around that boisterous brook
The mountains have all opened out themselves,
And made a hidden valley of their own.
No habitation can be seen; but they
Who journey thither find themselves alone
With a few sheep, with rocks and stones, and kites
That overhead are sailing in the sky.
It is in truth an utter solitude..."
The Mitford Bedtime Companion
I found The Mitford Bedtime Companion at the Dollar Tree a couple weeks ago so I was happy to add it to my list just in time. It is a mix of Mitford Moments including Quotes, Menus, Special Events, and Uncle Billy Jokes etc.
Life As Mom I’m Booking It in 2010!