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BOOKS :D

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Picture not mine! :)

Picture not mine! 🙂

As how I start a blog post that doesn’t have any topic, I shall share my thoughts recently or maybe share something about myself: what has happened to me lately, etc.

Since December 2013, I started to read the books I needed to finish (I guess we all have those kinds of books in our shelves… better finish them first before buying new books!), and gladly I was able to finish them one by one until the month of February. Allow me to share with you the titles and authors of the books* I have read (again) during the past few months:
*most of them are Christian and Christian Living books

1. Susanna Foth Aughtmon’s All I Need Is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans: The Tired Supergirl’s Search for Grace

2. Kelly Carr’s (she’s compiled the short stories/testimonies found in the book) Xtreme Calling

3. Mitch Albom’s The First Phone Call From Heaven

4. Joshua Harris’s Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters

5. C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia (Books 1-2) — don’t worry, I’ll soon read the rest of the books 😀

6. Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

7. Ayala Museum’s (there were certain writers and this is actually an exhibition in the Museum, but it’s mainly Ayala Museum, haha) Manga Realities: Exploring The Art of Japanese Comics Today

8. Dennis Edward Flake’s Loyal Macabebes: How The Americans Used the Macabebe Scouts in the Annexation of the Philippines (Well, this one is for a book review… school work LOL)

I’m not sure if I missed other books that I read (again). Now, I am currently reading D. Thomas Lancaster’s The Holy Epistle to the Galatians: Sermons on a Messianic Jewish Approach. It is very rich in deep information about the Galatians, and I really tried digging deeper into the book of Galatians because I found its words very crucial. It contains contradicting ideas about my beliefs, and this book helps a lot.

Without this post, I wouldn’t have noticed how slow I became in reading. Before, I can finish 2 books a month, but recently, because of semi-personal problems and issues, I slowed down in reading. I can only finish one book per month. But sometimes, it really depends upon the book. For example, one can finish a novel like that of Ransom Riggs in only two days. Haha. My first time, actually.

A couple of days ago, I started to read regularly again, and I am hoping to share more books that are worth the read soon in my future blog posts. 🙂

Navigating The Labyrinth.

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I totally loved the words. 🙂

J.S. Park: Hospital Chaplain, Skeptical Christian

Occasionally we let someone in, we open the folds of our insecurity and give access to the darkest parts of us. We hand over the key, and it’s terrifying. And sometimes they bump into a raw nerve, they say a callous insensitive remark, they ridicule a strange notion we have, they poke at our dreams just a bit. It hurts pretty bad and we push them out and fold up fast. We remind ourselves, “This is why I don’t let anyone in.” And we run.

It’s right here that most people apologize like crazy. They feel terrible. They were trying to figure out how to navigate the labyrinth of your wonderful story. It’s like holding a tiny flash light in a cave of a new world. They didn’t mean to provoke those old wounds. They didn’t mean to poke fun at your dreams. They considered it an honor that they…

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Quote: His Purposes

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