Reading was a pleasure in April, especially since we had a week of holiday during that time. There’s a healthy balance of fiction and non-fiction, and my top 2 books were M is for Mama by Abbie Halberstadt and Lad: A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune.
M is for Mama was just the encouragement and exhortation I needed. It prompted the beginning of a couple of changes I needed in my life. It may seem like the author, a mother of 10, has it all together. But Abbie Halberstadt speaks the truth in love through Scripture and experience. She emphasized that “mediocre motherhood” isn’t what God expects from us, and that God’s Word and the Holy Spirit are all we need to raise our children.
We listened to Lad: A Dog while on holiday. We like to listen to audiobooks while driving longer distances, and that means we all benefit from excellent children’s literature, not just the children. This book, while fiction, was based on the life of one of the author’s dogs. I never had a dog growing up, nor do we plan to get a dog now. However, the author told such a good story it made me want a dog. It was a story of a loyal dog and the adventures and mishaps he got himself into. Lad was, of course, very loyal to his master and mistress too.
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