Friday, February 25, 2011

TWEM Update 148/158 = 94%

10 MORE!

I just finished this:

I downloaded the Librivox.org audio chapters that Womersley covers and read the chapters summaries of the chapters that he gives in his abridged edition. It made for easy listening as I ran or biked for triathlon training.

I especially liked Chapter 50 - a detailed account of the rise of Islam. It was very interesting, and I learned some things I didn't know!

EARLY MODERN (1600 – 1850)
1776 Decline & Fall Roman Empire Gibbon (February 25 at 4:43 am!)
1835 Democracy in America Tocqueville 
MODERN (1850 – present)
1860 Civilization of Renaissance Burckhardt 
1904 Protestant Work Ethic & Spirit of Capitalism Weber 
1937 The Road to Wigan Pier Orwell
1938 The New England Mind Miller 
1973 The Gulag Archipelago (only Autobiography left)
1974 Roll, Jordan, Roll Genovese 
1978 Distant Mirror Tuchman (January 2011)
1987 All the President's Men Woodward & Bernstein 
1990 A Midwife's Tale Ballard
1992 The End of History & the Last Man Fukuyama 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Colossians 1:9-14

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in ever good work and increasing in the knowledge of God, strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the Kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Freewrite

I am not trying to win the approval of other people;
I want to win Your approval, Lord.
If I were still trying to please people,
I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)

If I am afraid of people,
fear will trap me.
But if I trust in You, O Lord,
You will keep me safe. (Proverbs 29:25)

My help comes from You, O Lord,
Who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 124:8)

Since Your children have partaken of flesh and blood. You also, O Christ, shared in their humanity so that by Your death You might destroy him who holds the power of death - the devil - and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. (Hebrews 2:14-15)

Loved my prayer time this morning, and these are verses that I want to commit to memory now.:)

I go to Ginny and Lorraine's today but nothing until Michelle tonight for assessment and goals for next year. I love doing that, and she is so on top of things regarding that and even initiated it. I might like her to talk to the girls about it. God has given me such a rich cadre of women to work with this year. I feel so blessed by them. They are lovers of you and women of purity and purpose. Love, love, love every single one of them. :)

Well, I am off to do my Bible Book Club post. I had worked ahead for the Prayer Summit, and now I am no longer ahead. Sort of snuck up on me!

26. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

I just love a good story by Dickens.  This has humor and tragedy and mystery and good guys and villains. It was a joy to listen to, and Si...