So, first, let me say I am very happy that September is here. For those of you who may be part of the My52WOW family, you know that historically, August has been a challenging month for me. This August was no different. But with a flip of the calendar, comes a fresh month, a new start, and a welcome one.
Also, finally, I have finished the last My52WOW book club pick, Shambhala, The Sacred Path of the Warrior. Why, you may ask, did it take so long? Well, for many reasons – life got in the way, my committment to reading daily wavered, but mostly because I really enjoyed the book and didn’t want it to end. I fully expect to re-read it, and have been planning for a long time to re-visit the Shambhala Meditation Center in the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago – which I visited in week 29 of the first 52 weeks of My 52 Weeks of Worship. I feel that my education in the area of meditation, Shambhala style, is far from over. Stay tuned!
But, we move on. To the new book club choice: In His Footsteps: Be Happy In Every Situation, Find Your Purpose.
I received this book from, the author, Margaret Agard, after I shared the My 52 Weeks of Worship story on her radio show, In Her Footsteps. I thought it was kind for her to share it with me, and it has been sitting on my bedside table for a few months. So, this morning, when I was trying to determine how I would launch my sweet new month, September, it was looking at me saying, “Choose me!”
So I did.
In the description of the book, the author shares how this book represents “an 18 month slice of life (that) chronicles the results of the daily prayer that:
- Changes Relationships
- Creates financial freedom
- Brings peace during trials
- Increases opportunities
- Renews faltering faith
- Deepens joy
- Takes you from where you are to where God wants you to be.”
All of these points appeal to me. I look forward to reading this book. I encourage you to read it as well, and let me know what you think of it!