There are 3 books that I read daily (sometimes I run a day or two behind). Now these books are great for everyone not just widows. So whether you are grieving or tackling one of life’s other nasty events, pick up one or all 3 and dive in. These books bring me comfort and encouragement and help maintain a positive outlook.
May you find comfort and encouragement as well.
The 2nd Time Around
Positive Living Day By Day – Norman Vincent Peale (Guideposts – New York, New York)
I used this daily devotional last year and am using it again this year. Each day has Scripture followed by a devotion by Dr. Peale. I dare you to be discouraged after spending a year reading and meditating on each devotion. Dr. Peale’s writing is authentic and practical and will be for years to come.
It is one of those books filled with pen, hi-liter and sticky notes. Not only do I have it in paperback but it is also on my Kindle, so whenever I am in need of encouragement, this book is there.
The 1st Time
Positive Thinking Every Day – Norman Vincent Peale, Designed by Hyun Joo Kim, (Simon and Schuster)
I added this book this year since I loved Dr. Peale’s other book. You read one page per day containing 1 or 2 sentences which will give you inspiration for your day or give you a quick pick up at lunch. This book would be perfect for someone in their first year of grief, since each day’s thought is short and sweet. During the first year you do not need anything that requires a lot of thought.
This book is also on my Kindle and will be used every year.
Time For Joy
“Choosing Joy, A 52-Week Devotional for Discovering True Happiness – Angela Thomas (Howard Books)
I started this book around April or May of this year. It is grounded in scripture. There is a devotion for Monday – Thursday and then 1 for the weekend (Friday – Sunday). Angela’s writing is also very positive and uplifting. I am enjoying this book and combined with Dr Peale’s books, these 3 are a great way to start each day. This one is not on my Kindle – at least not yet.
NIV New International Version Holy Bible (Zondervan)
I do not have a particular reading plan but refer to it when I want to read the context surrounding a verse from “Positive Living Day By Day.” Plus I will read the scripture that our pastor is using for his weekly sermon. Although I soon may start reading the book of Ephesians. Yes, this too is on my Kindle.
I hope you will make at least one of these books a part of your daily reading.
May God bless you with a joy filled day.
(Coming next Tuesday – How Michele Gets A Good Night’s Sleep)
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Thank You For Scattering Joy