Hi friends! 💖💚Here is the December Cubby Shelf Display💚💖
I am currently listening to Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Have many of you read this? When? I never read it as a girl. I specifically remember looking at this book on the shelf in our library at our public grade school in fourth or fifth grade, thinking about checking it out. I decided it against it. It was too thick. 😉 That, and I preferred stories about animals.
I think you can guess why my interest is once again aroused in this book, can't you? Are you planning on seeing the movie? We are! I am NOT a fan of seeing movies once I read the book, and I have never seen a version of Little Women believe it or not, so I hope I will NOT be disappointed. It will be interesting to see if they keep the wonderful morals and teaching about God in the movie.
This book is set back in the 1960's, a simpler time. I enjoyed listening to it from the start for just that reason alone! This book has so many lessons learned along the way about pain, death, friendship, bullying.
New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder. Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family—which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother—he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years. Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:12-13
Thank you for stopping by today my friends! I hope you have a stressfree week!
Stitching and praying,