Finish #100 – Jesus Calling

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Finish 100! I made it! Just in time! I’ve been working on this one all year. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young is a devotional book with short readings and a few scripture references to look up each day. I chose this devotional after seeing (and flipping through) several copies at my brother-in-law’s house. It seems to be a favorite over there.

From some of what I’ve read on-line, this devotional seems to be a favorite of some and a great, horrible, practically evil thing to others.

I, for one, found it inspiring. Yes, it’s written as if God/Jesus is talking to you. That seemed to be one thing that annoyed some people. Yes, it’s not deep and theological, which seemed to annoy the same people. We don’t always need deep and theological. Sometimes we just need a kind word or a reminder that we have a loving Father. Deep thoughts are sometimes too overwhelming. While the scripture references are short, they get you into the Bible. Whether you read more or not while you’re in there, well, that’s entirely up to you. I found that I tended to read a lot more.

I’ve chosen my new devotional book for 2017 and can’t wait to dive into it on January 1. You’ll have to wait until the end of 2017 to learn the name of that one!

Stay tuned for a list of my top ten favorite books of 2016…and for the first book of 2017. I don’t know what that will be yet, but my basket of library books is full of goodies!

Now on to the festivities of New Year’s Eve…watching the ball drop at Times Square from the warm comfort of my living room, playing games with the family, eating junk food in my pjs, and drinking a glass of bubbly, non-alcoholic, sparkling grape juice! I sure know how to party!

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