Saturday, July 30, 2016

Book Review: The Happiness Dare

Oh my. I read this book because I loved her book Love Idol, and I thought this would be a good book to have in my library as I encourage others to do Missionary Care. I didn't realize the profound effect that the book would have on me! 

Oh, it starts off fun enough, identifying your happiness style and how it affects your outlook on life (or how others' styles are affected). As you get deeper into it, it breaks you wide open with little exercises to allow you to change your brain's happiness power in 5 minutes a day. 

She uses science and scripture, stories and confessions to guide us along this life-changing journey at a time there is so much to be unhappy about in the world. The timing is perfect. We need this book today. 

(I read this book as a part of a pre-release book club and I received a free digital copy to read in exchange for my honest review. I purchased 2 more copies of the book - and will be leading a Women's book club through my church this fall, because it's that good!) 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mums the Word... Around My Yard

Mums the word... but zinnias are the flower! I've shared before how Mark scattered wild flower seeds in a garden plot in the back yard, and the view of it continues to change. There are things already fading (like the bachelor buttons) and some things just coming into their glory (like the zinnias). I just love the pinks and oranges that are dominating that space right now! Some of my favorite colors, and they just make me happy!
I hope that these blooms (and a few bugs) bring you happiness today, wherever you are, whatever your circumstances! Know that God loves you. He created you with intention and purpose. There's only ONE YOU, and there's no plan b for your life. He loves you just the way you are!