This book reminded me of a mixture of the writings of Jane Austen’s novels and Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder (Herringford and Watts Mysteries Book 1) is a form of cozy mystery even though they are working in competition with the police instead of alongside them. It was interesting, and I did finish it. I’m not sure if I liked it or not. LOL I think my uncertainty comes from not having anything in common with the heroines of the book. However, I would pick up the next one in the series to see how the story continues.
One of the things in life we can’t choose is which family we are born into. However, I believe that God has put every person into the exact family He wants them in. God never says, “Oops, that child was supposed to be in the other family.” There is no way that we can know the reasons behind everything that God does, and we have to keep in mind that we live in an imperfect world.
I am grateful for my children. Some days are harder than others, but I’d never want to trade or give away the children the Lord has given to me.
The gratitude challenge prompt for this week is “spouse.” I’m going to write it in a list form instead of explaining every detail because the more I wrote, the more I thought of that I could write.
Last Sunday one of the deacons challenged the congregation to think of a load that Jesus had lifted from our life. I mentally froze because I couldn’t think of a recent burden that had been lifted. All the things that went through my mind were negative. It’s not that He hasn’t lifted a burden; His footprints have been right beside mine. It’s just that I was overlooking them. I realized in that moment that I had lost my attitude of gratitude.
I’m just gonna “say” it. I’m openly admitting that things have been rough lately – in many areas of my life. I’m not going into details in this post, that’s not the point of it.