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What I Read & Watched The Past Two Weeks

Welcome to my weekly Book-ish post where I share what I’ve been reading and watching recently. If you missed it, you can see my Reading Goals for 2018 and 44 Books I Plan to Read This Year.

I didn’t get a Book/Movie post up last week — mostly because between moving at the Discipleship Retreat, I didn’t finish any books. I’m happy to be back to more reading this week. I missed it last week!

What I Read

This week, I finished Lost and Found by Kendra Fletcher. She sent me her book and I was encouraged through reading it. Her journey toward discovering grace mirrors mine in many ways and she’s been someone who has challenged me in my walk with God as I’ve sought to live in light of the Gospel instead of legalism.

I also read Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter. A reader (I’m not even sure who, but thank you!) said I must read it. And she was right.

This book is a gripping and raw true story of the author’s experience being raised in the foster care system. Y’all. I think everyone needs to read this book. It will give you a look into how much these kids go through, what deep losses they go through, and how it shapes their understanding of love and trust.

It is a story full of brokenness and hurt, but it is also hope-filled. And I think it’s a story that more people need to read and understand.

Note: This book has some language and gritty details, including details of abuse. Some of it might be triggers or too difficult to read for those who have experienced similar things.

What I Watched

Silas and I went to see the new Peter Rabbit movie. He enjoyed it and I thought there were some genuinely funny parts.

Note: Having read multiple reviews online, I was actually pleasantly surprised with the movie and would agree with this review from Plugged In. However, I always encourage you to know your own kids and to do your own research. There are some really negative reviews here that might be good to read if you are deciding whether to see the movie with your kids or not.

How I Find Time to Read

People are always asking me how I find time to read. Honestly, it’s because I love to read, because I’ve chosen to prioritize it, because I don’t have a lot of other hobbies, and because I can’t not read. Also, when you love something, you usually can find ways to get creative to find time to fit it in — even if it’s in the little nooks and crannies of life.

I wrote a post on 3 ways to find more time to read — even when life is busy. And here are 7 more ways to find time to read.

What did you read and watch this past week? Any books or movies you really think I need to read or watch?

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