Thursday, May 9, 2013

What i have been reading

Courtesy of The Graphics Fairy
Hello sweetie pie! It sure has been a long time since I posted. Usually I read at least one book a week but I have come down with a dreadful cold that leaves me I read even more and drink tea with honey. This book is the one I just finished:
Me before You is about a young girl in England who has just lost her job due to changes in the economy and has taken on a new job as an assistant/companion to a young man who is a quadriplegic resulting from a motorbike accident.
Will is from a wealthy family and held a high power job making impossible deals come true. Lou is a free spirit. Although they butt heads in the beginning, they become sort of soul mates. The story has a Pygmalion air about it. 
The upset is that Will is planning on an assisted suicide in Switzerland. His parents are hoping that Lou will be able to change his mind in the six months that she has been hired.
This brings up again the culture of death that our society has been pushing lately, abortion being one example. 
I won't tell you the ending.

More about JoJo Moyes here.
Sandra of thistlecovefarm gave me permission to reprint this prayer here. I think it is very appropriate these days, don't you?
"Heavenly Father, 
we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and
to seek your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, "Woe to those who call evil good,"
but that is exactly what we have done.
We have lost spiritual equilibrium
and reversed our values.
We have exploited the poor
and called it the lottery.
We have rewarded laziness
and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn
and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists
and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children
and called it building self esteem.
We have abused power
and called it politics.
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions
and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography
and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers
and called it enlightenment.
Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today;
cleanse us from sin and set us free.

~ Billy Graham ~

May the love, joy, peace and happiness of the Lord, Jesus, be with you today and always!



Lisa Gordon said...

This is the second reference to this book, that I've read this week. Sounds like a good one. Thank you for sharing here, Charlotte. Have a wonderful weekend, and I sure hope that nasty cold is history, real soon.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Gosh, I sure hope you're on the mend and feeling better soon. I will have to check out that book. I'm reading Still Alice, a fictional account about early onset Alzheimer's. It's kept my attention thus far and I'm about 40% through. Before that was The Misremembered Man. Very good book, though it took a while to settle into it.

Donna said...

What a wonderful prayer! SO true...
Hope you have a Wonderful weekend dear friend!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely Prayer!! Amen to Billy Graham!

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Loved the prayer.
Thanks for sharing.

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