If you are a reader of my blog you know I had difficulties with reading and comprehension as a child and I'm still amazed at how far God has brought me in this aspect of my life. Even though I was never diagnosed as dyslexic, I struggled with reading and spelling and was often made fun of for not pronouncing words properly. (I still to this day check and double check and triple check my spelling!)
I recently read this post from Mark Hall on the Casting Crowns Facebook page and it really encouraged me, so I thought I'd share it here:
"Dealing with dyslexia and ADD keeps me dependent on God. Keeps my knees on the ground and my head on straight.
"God uses the weak things of the world to shame the strong and the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. "
"We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us."
Instead of left brained, I'm right brained. Instead of organized and calculating, I'm a dreamer who can multitask.
Dyslexia is not a learning disability. It's a learning difference.
God knows what he's doing.
Love you guys,
No matter what difficulty you face in this life God can use it for good. Like Mark says, 'God knows what He's doing.' : )
Here are my favorites I read this past year in no particular order.
5 GREAT NON-FICTION READS:
I started this book in 2011 but didn't finish it until 2012 so I've included it here. This was a hard one to get through but so worth it. It's definitely one of my favorites now. :)
This book was a little slow at the beginning but went on to be a very profound book for me.
Great insights into prayer and how God always hears us and answers, just not always the way we expect.
Amazing memoir of pastor John Harper who boarded the titanic. Filled with testimonies and tributes and originally published in Scotland in 1912.
Some great Biblical insights into what and how Christians should read.
5 GREAT FICTION READS:
In His Steps - For My Thoughts Click HERE
A very inspirational classic with a challenge for all believers.
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott - For My Thoughts Click HERE
Beautifully written novel based on Louisa May Alcott, author of 'Little Women.'
Heiress - For My Thoughts Click HERE
A beautiful story of redemption for women searching to be loved.
The Reunion - For My Thoughts Click HERE
I have to admit I've never cried this much reading a book. Such a heart-warming story.
I haven't written anything on this book as of now, but wanted to include it in my great 2012 reads list because I really loved it! I've been reading a book on Dickens called 'God and Charles Dickens' by Gary L. Colledge and finding it so interesting how Dickens wrote his beliefs into his books. He was a great supporter of the poor and incorporated at least one character in each of his books which represented Christ and His kindness and unconditional love towards us. This book is no exception and in Great Expectations, Biddy is that character. :)