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Facing Trials:  Thoughts For Meditation

Facing Trials: Thoughts For Meditation

On 4/12 Cynthia Taylor wrote: Each chapter of this book addresses a different challenge or triumph in life. They are all common trials and triumphs in human existence which allows just about any reader to relate to this book. Although the book seems to be laid out with the intent to read cover to cover I found it much more helpful ... Messages of hope through god's guidance

Cynthia's Rating:

3 Stars

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52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

On 1/26 Cynthia Taylor wrote: 52 Lessons is a wonderful reading guide for a second read through either version of the book. I'd recommend it for anyone reading Les Miserables for academic purposes. It will help with direction and to highlight some important points of the book. It also does well at making sure to jog the reader's ... 52 Lessons is a wonderful reading guide for a second read through either version ...,

Cynthia's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Legend of St. Nicholas

The Legend of St. Nicholas

On 10/25 Cynthia Taylor wrote: The lessons of the story of St Nicholas are consistent with the life lessons and morals I wish to instill in my child. This particular portrayal of the story sets the story down in a way that is accessible for young children and also enjoyable for adults to read. I can easily see this becoming our ... Beautiful illustration of a beautiful story

Cynthia's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Loving Kitchen

The Loving Kitchen

On 10/10 Cynthia Taylor wrote: I'm so in love with this cookbook! I love experimenting in the kitchen and often avoid cookbooks because they constrain and constrict my creativity. This cookbook is a fun and exciting launch place in my kitchen now. I've adapted a few of the recipes to my own liking. The recipes are easy to follow ... This has become a staple in my kitchen

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5 Stars

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The Nesting Place

The Nesting Place

On 7/13 Cynthia Taylor wrote: This book has shown me to find beauty in what decorating I have done. It has helped me recognize that even those little bits make it home and that perhaps having done more decorating would have made it not my home. Perhaps it wouldn't be the comfy home that it is now. I really enjoyed how the author ... I really enjoyed how the author shared her own decorating flaws so

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5 Stars

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Becoming Home

Becoming Home

On 4/23 Cynthia Taylor wrote: This small book is full of infographics, charts and other quick eye catching pictures. It would be easy to just put it off as a useless bit of information that we've all heard before. While much of the information is available in so many other formats, it is the ease of presentation that makes this book ... Becoming Home

Cynthia's Rating:

4 Stars

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Whatever You Grow Up to Be

Whatever You Grow Up to Be

On 2/19 Cynthia Taylor wrote: This book is done as a rhythmic story telling the tale of a Mom wishing for her son whatever great things are ahead in God's plan for him. She wishes all things good for him including success, career, family and love. The Mom in the story shares in his stages of growing by sharing her own imaginings ... Love the simple wishes of a Mom for her son

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5 Stars

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Encouragement for Today

Encouragement for Today

On 10/27 Cynthia Taylor wrote: This book arrived to my home just as my life was about to be turned upside down for both good & bad reasons. It is broken into a series of small stories which are supported by information to guide reflection. There are Bible verses, but those are mentioned at the very end as reference material for ... Great Reminders

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5 Stars

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Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

On 7/13 Cynthia Taylor wrote: I have mixed feelings about this book. I was really happy about the anecdotes & stories shared in the book. The pictures are great. The recipes left something to be desired. I prefer whole food ingredients and that is what I was expecting from an Amish cookbook not a book full of processed food ingredients. ... Mixed Feelings

Cynthia's Rating:

3 Stars

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Love No Matter What

Love No Matter What

On 4/24 Cynthia Taylor wrote: Through this book Brenda Garrison guides us with the reminder that God's love is unconditional and so must our love for our own children - also God's children. We teach by example. We learn how to love from our parents and even if the love we learned from our parents wasn't unconditional, the lesson ... A reminder to just love

Cynthia's Rating:

4 Stars

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20,000 Days and Counting

20,000 Days and Counting

On 3/2 Cynthia Taylor wrote: This rather short book writte by Robert Smith is meant to remind people to live each day to the fullest. His simplest but perhaps best idea is that motivation is a myth. He's right. We do what we want to do. If we don't truly want something we don't work toward it. Simple as that. And he also reminds ... 20000 Days and Counting

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4 Stars

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After the Hangover

After the Hangover

On 12/22 Cynthia Taylor wrote: I read this book so long ago now that I don't remember solid details, but I do remember his general topics. I guess that is evidence that it didn't stick with me so it wasn't a particularly strongly stated message. I also am not entirely certain of its relevance in the current political world especially ... After the Hangover: The Conservatives Road to Recovery

Cynthia's Rating:

3 Stars

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