I have always loved stories. I remember my mom reading Fraggle Rock to me as she tucked me in at night. I was mesmerized by the brightly colored trolls and their adventures together.
In grade school I walked the halls of Hogwarts and hid among the hidden. I traveled back in time to the gold rush era and over seas to live with a family in Africa. College found me in the hills and hollers of Appalachia. Early marriage I discovered the world of Narnia and walked the road to Mordor with Fordo, I lived with Laura Ingalls on the Prairie and entered German concentration camps.
I have traveled the world many times through the lenses of many people. Through each story I've grown and learned a little more about life and myself. But it wasn't until a couple years ago that I realized He was speaking to me through stories.
God speaks to me most through stories inked onto paper slowly unraveled page by page. He always has, I just never really considered it a valid form of communication, which is stupid because that's what the Bible is.
So I've made it a goal to read more, to create space to listen and hear. As I enter into others' lives I find myself awakening, my soul in awe of God's control, mercy, creativity and love in the lives and words of others.
I enjoy all kinds of stories, especially true ones. Here you will find a list of the books I’m reading or plan to read in the near future. As I update my shelf at home, I’ll update it here. Happy reading friends!