What I Read Wednesday: 22 May 2019
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
Last week we were dealing with a stressful situation, something we thought was resolved but wasn’t. So, I picked a throwdown fiction book to read at bedtime to help take my mind off the thing I’m tired of thinking about. Anyone else do that? 🤔 (Yes, I’m being vague because the 4 of us are fine, but the not fine isn’t my story to tell.)
This was really Hawthorn’s story as much as Lizzie’s, and her journey was interesting. I don’t know that it’s the right book for my book-loving friends-it’s more YA, a little odd.
The tagline on the book got me to read the description and give it a try: Everyone has their own version of the truth.
Ain’t that the truth? It’s funny to me how God can use a few words on a book on my phone to remind me to keep an open mind about situations, to try to see different sides. Different truths, if you will. In dealing with this hard thing, it’s obvious that what seems black and white to you and me isn’t so obvious to some. I’ve seen someone who’s told themselves lies so often that those lies have become their truth. You can quit clutching your pearls—we all do it to a degree. What’s your lie? Here are a few I’ve heard this week: This dress looks terrible on me. One drink won’t hurt. I can’t do it. I don’t have time. I’m a great dancer! 😉
I’m super excited about what I’m reading next week while Noble’s at Space Camp: Blue Like Jazz. While he’s at camp I’m going to camp out in a hotel and get caught up on some online courses I’ve been wanting to take to learn more about marketing and email lists. And I’m going to work on summer content calendars, get some social media scheduled for a couple of clients, and read at least one good book. I suspect I’ll keep you posted-but I’m looking forward to a week of focus and quiet. I’ll miss my people—I can’t even imagine a week by myself!