Thursday, January 18, 2018

Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose

"I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of the struggle. You know which one I mean—fear, loneliness, not knowing who I am or what I’m meant to do. . . . Sound familiar? 
I struggled with insecurity, comparison, and isolation for too many years, from thigh gaps to eyebrows to the lifestyles I felt I had to live up to. I was so afraid of being “found out,” that everyone in my life would somehow figure out that I was fearful and small and that I struggled to make my faith a reality and to be secure in who I am. It took a major perspective shift from staring at comments on a screen to really digging into the pages of my Bible to see what God actually says about overcoming fear.
Setting aside the fear, anxiety, and comparison to become the joy-filled person God created you to be is exactly what God is inviting you into. To really be seen and known. To be an agent of change by choosing compassion, connection, and acceptance for everyone you come in contact with. Inside this book are ways to find your power, passion, and purpose—and reach for your dreams. Plus, there are places to jot down notes, fun lists, practical ways to make changes, and thoughts on how living fearless can change everything.
Are you tired of the awful comparison game? Are you exhausted from trying to keep up, from feeling small and afraid that people will find the real you and be disappointed? There is so much more for you. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your fears are, freedom is available to you. It’s just a matter of saying yes. You in?
Hope you’ll join me on this wild adventure as we learn to Live Fearless together.
                                                                                                                             Love,
                                                                                                                             Sadie"

"You've got to work the Word for the Word to work."


What are some things that I fear? 
  • The unknown
  • Future
  • College finances
  • My parents health
  • Stability in everyday life
Currently, my walk in life is not as Godly as I wish it to be. At one point I was turning to God and felt like I was following his path. However, somewhere along the way, I allowed the fear that Sadie discusses throughout this book to encompass me. I am scared of what is to come in life. I am scared to see myself grow and what tomorrow will bring but the way this book is written allows you as a reader to not only reignite or even ignite your walk with Christ but to force you to face your fears head on in the name of Jesus Christ. Sadie encourages you as the reader to realize that it's okay to pray fear away and utilize prayer a lot. She also inserts scripture into her work as if it is everyday lingo for her. It gives the book the genuine feel of the small town, christian girl that is just popular because she is walking the Lord's path. It's not just a feel good story but a story that will get you up and off your feet for Christ. 
 Something that stands out to me, is Sadie's definitions of Fear and Faith. 
Fear:"The belief that that something bad is going to happen"
Faith:"The belief that something good is going to happen.'
The slight difference in these definitions is so powerful that many would overlook it. However, Sadie forces you, the reader, the question are your fearful or faithful in life? Do you walk with you the belief that something good or bad is going to happen to you. It's not just a mindset but a change of heart and she's very adamant that we as Christians need the guidance of the Holy Spirit to be able to be Fearless. Overall, this book has changed not just my mindset but my heart. It ha changed my heart to be more faithful and open to Christ.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press

This book astonished me. The facts and information were intriguing and wonderful to read and learn. Never in my life did expect to enjoy a book based on facts and history. Now do not get me wrong, it is not an easy read. You can not just mind numbingly sit and read this book, you have to use cognitive thinking skills. The pictures in the book do help with the information overload. I would absolutely recommend this book to someone that enjoys not just history but also political and American history. Basically throw this at your local history buff and they will be engrossed in it till they finish.

Monday, December 16, 2013

A French Girl In New York




This book. What Can I say? I loved this book with all my heart. It had me in tears then had me laughing. Praises to Anna Adams for writing a successful and amazing book. She does such a play on words and hints at abuse to Maude Laurent but doesn't go into to many gruesome details. A women after my own heart. Anywho I loved that even though Maude has been through so much in her short sixteen years that she doesn't let it stop her. She keeps on going and goes after her dreams of being a singer. She doesn't even let Mrs. Ruchet get in her way. The ruche family is horrible and that's why I love when she finds the Baldwin family. They treat her with so much respect and she finally feels loved and like she has a family of her own. ;) I'm not going to spoil the book but the dang ending puts the icing and details on the cake.




I know this is extremely short and all that but it's great to be back. I will try to have two posts up every month. It's not like it used to be, I'm in Highschool now and there's so much homework but I'm trying. (That right there ladies and gentleman is the longest run on and horrible sentence I've ever wrote)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Update

Hey guys i'm so sorry I havent been updating lately! I actually am going to be participating in a tour.. Yeah I don't know if im going to like it but yeah. I'm trying my hardest to get on here and post reviews but with school its terrible.. Sigh I wish I was homeschooled xD. Just be looking for more posts in February

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Crimson Frost

CRIMSON FROST

Seventeen-year-old Gypsy girl Gwen Frost has charmed readers with her snarky, self-deprecating voice and unusual powers since TOUCH OF FROST, the book that first opened the doors to Mythos Academy.  With each installment, Jennifer Estep’s RITA nominated series has quickly gained popularity as word continues to spread about this school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where the students are taught and trained to become protectors of humankind when they “grow up.”  In January 2013, Gwen returns with her gift of psychometry in CRIMSON FROST

Gwen should have known that her first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. She was prepared to get into a swordfight, or be ambushed by Reapers. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? She didn’t see that one coming.  Gwen is accused of purposely helping the Reapers free the evil god Loki from his prison—and the person leading the charge against her is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks she’s guilty. If she’s going to get out of this mess alive, she’ll have to do it herself…



                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~My Review~~~~~~~~~~
Crimson Frost. This book was fantabulous. Okay when I say that it brought my inner mythology nerd out. This book was like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson in one book. Gypsy Girl is such an amazing girl. She thinks aha almost every girl thinks. She doubts herself and just is normal even though she is Nike's champion.. 
I really wished that I would have known this was the second book in the series.. Sadly, I read this one first. I may have read this one first but i'm hunting for the first one.
Logan Quinn sounds like the perfect boyfriend. He loves his gypsy girl so much... He stood up to his dad and he ever does that. Linus Quinn didnt back down but Logan sure tried to persuade.. The problem was Logan's step mom.. Yes the Step mom is an evil viper. 
I give this book a 5/5. 

Hooked


Get Hooked on a Girl Named Fred...
HE said: Fred Oday is a girl? Puh-leeze. Why is a girl taking my best friend’s spot on the boys’ varsity golf team?

SHE said: Can I seriously do this? Can I join the boys’ team? Everyone will hate me—especially Ryan Berenger.

HE said: Coach expects me to partner with Fred on the green? That is crazy bad. Fred’s got to go—especially now that I can’t get her out of my head. So not happening.

SHE said: Ryan can be nice, when he’s not being a jerk. Like the time he carried my golf bag. But the girl from the rez and the spoiled rich boy from the suburbs? So not happening.

But there’s no denying that things are happening as the girl with the killer swing takes on the boy with the killer smile...

My Review: Can I say one word? Amazing. Fred Oday hated Ryan in the beginning.. But even from the beginning you could tell that she fell for him. The best thing in her life was making the golf team. She was set on the golf and she strived for it. She didn't care if she was put on an all boys team.. And she showed them all up. Seth may have hated her, but Fred ended up winning. Seth got ditched by Ryan because he was so jealous of Fred. I'm glad that she got this amazing chance and got to have an amazing High school experience.. I could go on forever, but i want this post to be short and sweet.



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Book Haul


he year is 1990, and in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Neil Byrne plays rugby, keeps up with the in-crowd at his school, and is just a regular guy. A guy who's gay. It's a secret he keeps from the wider world as he explores the city at night and struggles to figure out how to reveal his real self--and to whom.
First published in Ireland in 1993 and compared to The Catcher in the Ryeby critics, Tom Lennon's When Loves Comes to Town is told with honesty, humor, and originality. 








Seventeen-year-old Gypsy girl Gwen Frost has charmed readers with her snarky, self-deprecating voice and unusual powers since TOUCH OF FROST, the book that first opened the doors to Mythos Academy.  With each installment, Jennifer Estep’s RITA nominated series has quickly gained popularity as word continues to spread about this school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where the students are taught and trained to become protectors of humankind when they “grow up.”  In January 2013, Gwen returns with her gift of psychometry in CRIMSON FROST

Gwen should have known that her first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. She was prepared to get into a swordfight, or be ambushed by Reapers. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? She didn’t see that one coming.  Gwen is accused of purposely helping the Reapers free the evil god Loki from his prison—and the person leading the charge against her is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks she’s guilty. If she’s going to get out of this mess alive, she’ll have to do it herself…
Get Hooked on a Girl Named Fred...

HE said: Fred Oday is a girl? Puh-leeze. Why is a girl taking my best friend’s spot on the boys’ varsity golf team?

SHE said: Can I seriously do this? Can I join the boys’ team? Everyone will hate me—especially Ryan Berenger.

HE said: Coach expects me to partner with Fred on the green? That is crazy bad. Fred’s got to go—especially now that I can’t get her out of my head. So not happening.

SHE said: Ryan can be nice, when he’s not being a jerk. Like the time he carried my golf bag. But the girl from the rez and the spoiled rich boy from the suburbs? So not happening.

But there’s no denying that things are happening as the girl with the killer swing takes on the boy with the killer smile....
Life’s sweet when you’re seventeen and in love, right? Clemmie Atkins certainly thinks so! She’s still madly in love with her girlfriend, the hot and super-confident EMO, Hannah Harrison, and her irritating sister, HRBH, will soon be leaving home to go to university.
But just when it seems that life is finally pretty darn cool, a new distraction at school threatens to upset everything, and the return of the enigmatic and sexy J with a startling confession confuses things further...
Clemmie has another 365 days to try to get her life back on track...but will it be enough?