So I may have mentioned a time or two (and will again) that I love reading Debbie Macomber. She writes romances that are wholesome and more like a clean daytime drama than a true romance novel. Now I know why... she gets up at 3:55 am everyday to pray, read the bible and have a conversation with Our Lord. And she is a prolific writer that has had best sellers. She is doing something "write" ( a tribute to my Grammy that loved puns!). My first (evil) thought is, of course she can do that, her kids are grown and out of the house. Uh, as I read her book, One Perfect Word, I discover she has been doing this for decades. And I discover she has had tragedy and struggles along the way and yet, she rises each morning to pray, read and have a conversation with God. Wow. So that is why I struggled with this week's resolution... I felt like I too should resolve to do this. However, it is her thing and I need to come up with MY thing. And I will. Maybe it will be a system. Maybe it will be another week's resolution or a Lenten commitment. I will listen, He will speak, then I will know. I think. Maybe.
Anyway, this was a great book and an easy read that I read this past weekend. Debbie has spent decades choosing a word for the year and this book tells that journey. Fascinating and inspiring and overwhelming and yet satisfying. It has questions in the back for a book discussion group and I would read this book again with a group to learn more, ponder and discuss. This is my recommendation for the week. Happy reading!