My reading list for 2018 has finally come together! There is something here for almost everyone, with no trashy content surprises (except I may need to do another list for cookbooks, health and gardening books another time)….
(By Christina Langella of Heavenly Springs blog.)
Augustine is considered one of the greatest theologians of all time. Christian History magazine writes, “After Jesus and Paul, Augustine of Hippo is the most influential figure in the history of Christianity.” 
And, if the familiar adage is true, “Behind every great man is a great woman” there can be no greater example than Augustine and his mother, Monica.
But don’t take my word for it. Take Augustine’s.
Oh, I love this woman Corrie ten Boom! Her words are simple and yet profound and filled with wisdom. We must not lose them. They are as rich in analogy and as pertinent today as back in 1974.
The ten Boom family of Haarlem, Holland were watchmakers by trade.
They also lived as devout Christians. Corrie was raised to understand that honoring God included respecting the Jewish people.
Here is Corrie ten Boom’s famous story of Betsie and the fleas from The Hiding Place: …
Sometimes I just need to know there are others that have gone through terrible, hard things and gone on to thrive! And if we knew how good most of us really have it, we wouldn’t be so prone to complain.