I love to read and now that the days are getting shorter I tend to read more. I like to curl up on the sofa in the evening with my fuzzy blanket and my 5 year old son curled underneath my arm. I don't have a specific genre I stick to, I'm all across the board. Do you have a favorite genre?
There are three books I just started reading — The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp, Contagious, Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger, and Numbers, Learning Contentment in a Culture of More by Melissa Spoelstra.
If you've read anything by Voskamp you know she has the most elegant way with words in her writing. I recently finished One Thousand Gifts and was so moved by her intimacy with God. So, I'm looking forward to reading The Broken Way.
Contagious is a few years old but in my day job working as an Associate Director of Communications and Marketing at a private liberal arts college I'm curious as to why certain things catch on especially in a social media. I was told Berger offers a great insight into the realities that people don't listen to advertising as they once did but to their peers.
Yesterday at church I began leading our church's women's group in a morning bible study using Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More. Shouldn't we all be learning this? I haven't read or used any of Spoelstra's books/studies yet so I'm hopeful she'll be an author to continue reading.
As I finish each of these books I hope to offer a quick book review. Let me know in the comments below what books you're reading. I'd like to take your suggestions and post for others to see.
Grace and Peace,
Over the past couple of weeks the temperature has dropped here in the mountains of western North Carolina. We've seen it as low as 43 degrees one morning. With the cooler temps I couldn't wait to start adding Pumpkin Spice creamer to my coffee in the mornings, decorating my home with fall decorations and painting all things fall(ish). I did stop for a bit to add mats to a cow print that I had printed from an original acrylic painting I painted back in 2015. Want one of these without the mat? Click here to purchase.
What are some of your favorite things to do when the cooler weather is here? Obviously, one of my favorite things is to paint, draw or design fall-themed pieces of art. But, I really enjoy taking in the festivals and such around western NC.
Yesterday, my son and I tagged along with my husband as he attended the NC Farm Bureau meeting in Fletcher, NC. It happened to be at the WNC Agriculture Center where the NC Mountain State Fair is held. Yesterday was opening day so after the meeting the three of us headed out to explore the Fair. It was fantastic! And stays true to the heritage of all things NC.
Images below are copyright of the NC Mountain State Fair.
If you haven't made the trip to the NC Mountain State Fair I highly recommend you go. The Fair runs through Sept. 17. You won't be disappointed!
It's Fall Y'All!