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Reading: Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe, by Max Lucado.
I chose this book because I wanted something light and easy. After reading only non-fiction for the past few months, and currently in the middle of a difficult book about child survivors of the Holocaust, I was certainly ready for a weekend read that wouldn't leave me feeling heartbroken and outraged all at the same time.
Two chapters in and I was about ready to put the book down and not finish it; it almost seemed like the author had watched the movie It's a Wonderful Life and decided to rewrite it, or at least copy the plot. I was annoyed.
But I kept on going, and believe it or not, I'm glad I did! The story is of love and family, forgiveness and redemption, and, in a way that only Max Lucado can write without it seeming quirky and odd, it's also about guardian angels here on earth.
It takes place in Texas, where Chelsea Chamber, recently separated from her husband, NFL star, Sawyer Chambers, is trying to figure out what normal life looks like as a single mom of two kids. She is struggling to keep the cafe, inherited from her mom, open for business. When it seems like her entire world is falling apart, miracles keep happening, making her wonder if God really is real. Her cafe and the 'heavenly' employees there, influence the community, and most of all her family, bringing them all back together again.
The story definitely was not my pick for fiction, but it was heartwarming. I would give this book 3 stars out of 5.
Note: This book was courtesy of BookLookBloggers.com in exchange for an honest review.
Loving: The warm weather! I went for a run, and it was so enjoyable. And hearing birds chirping, and listening to the sound of water trickling as the snow melted away was music to my ears. It's a muddy mess outside, but if that means spring is almost here, the 'mud season' that always precedes it isn't going to bother me.
Dreaming: About this recipe that I made the other night for dinner. It was so good that even after we were finished with the meal Herm kept picking at the leftovers. I was getting concerned that all I would have left for my lunch the following day would be the three oven roasted carrots that were left from our side dish of maple glazed carrots.
Wishing: That California bordered New York. My friend since childhood, Gina, gave birth to her first, a handsome little boy, this week, and it's about killing me that I can swing by with a meal for her and her husband. I want to hold that precious child and love on him before he loses his newborn-ness.
Thinking About: How fun is was to find at shirt at a consignment store that was the exact brand, color, and size of a shirt I was planning to buy new for my sister-in-law's upcoming wedding, for a fraction of the price I thought I would probably end up paying for it. It truly is the little things that make life so wonderful!
Listening: To the constant chatting of my little man. He is becoming quite the story-teller, although I really don't have a clue what he is saying, so must of the time I just smile and nod.
Watching: The Voice.
Trying: My hand at some experimental cooking - I think that the most basic ingredients can be made into the vastly different meals if the right spices and seasonings are used. I want to learn how to cook with less ingredients and still have more flavor. I even picked up cookbooks at the library (and ordered one from Barnes and Noble too) in order to grow my knowledge, and, hopefully, our weekly menu too.
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