I love nothing more than reading a good book. I am always reading something. Usually it is 2 or 3 books at a time. I read everything from crime, mysteries, sweet romance (not raunchy ones!!), drama, whatever! I love everything about a book. I love bookstores, and libraries. I read everyday. I cannot go to bed without reading for a bit. I can go anywhere the minute I open a book. I can remove stress, anger, fear and anxiety. Also, it can take me away from the long to do list that is constantly running through my head. I don’t know what it is about words that I love. I cannot get enough of them. The best part is the picture that some authors can paint with just descriptive words. I can sometimes see images so clearly that I feel like it is somewhere that I have physically been before. I can feel things just by the way the words flow off the page. I have laughed out loud, cried and gasped from books.
My favorite book is the bible. The greatest story ever told. I have read it cover to cover. One year, that was my goal. I followed a reading plan that got me from Genesis to Revelation in 365 days. It was the hardest book I have ever read. And let me tell you, some of it was super boring…Numbers was torture. Revelation is just plain hard! Song of Solomon was the most beautiful story. Ruth is one of my favorite books. The Gospels are so neat to compare. I cannot even begin to tell you how this book has changed my life. How it has gotten me through the best and worst parts of my life. It is a lifeline to me. When I have doubts or trouble, it is the first place I go to find answers or help.
I hate when a good book comes to an end. I get so invested in the characters that I just don’t want to say good bye. I love that with the Bible, we know that our ending is eternal! We will live forever with God in paradise. There will be no more pain, no more sorrow, no tears. Only joy.
Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”