What We're Reading Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Friends.  So today I have 2 blog posts up.  Be sure to check out the other one by clicking HERE.  It's a fun swap announcement =) 

Today is What We're Reading Wednesday.  I have some good book recommendations for you today!  And I am even getting Emma involved this month with this post with what she's been reading. So if you're a reader, and have read any good or horrible books lately...link up with us below =)

Back quite a few years ago there was a show on CMT called, Can You Duet.  On that show was a couple, Joey & Rory.  They were amazing together.  I fell in love with their love for each other and their faith in God.  Fast forward several years later. Joey was diagnosed with Cancer and unfortunately passed away last March.  I have followed Rory's blog daily, and you can find that by clicking HERE.  Rory recently published a book.  And it's a must read if you have followed any of their journey.

Even if you know nothing about their story, I suggest it.  It's an amazingly well written book.  The love that Rory has for his wife is just amazing.  They had a love like no other.

Here is a little synopsis from Amazon on the book.

By inviting so many into the final months of Joey’s life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis; the inspiring, simple way they chose to live; and how they loved each other every step of the way. But there is far more to the story.
“My life is very ordinary,” says Rory. “On the surface, it is not very special. If you looked at it, day to day, it wouldn’t seem like much. But when you look at it in a bigger context—as part of a larger story—you start to see the magic that is on the pages of the book that is my life. And the more you look, the more you see. Or, at least, I do.”
In this vulnerable book, he takes us for the first time into his own challenging life story and what it was like growing up in rural America with little money and even less family stability.
This is the story of a man searching for meaning and security in a world that offered neither. And it’s the story of a man who finally gives it all to a power higher than himself and soon meets a young woman who will change his heart forever.
In This Life I Live, Rory Feek helps us not only to connect more fully to his and Joey’s story but also to our own journeys. He shows what can happen when we are fully open in life’s key moments, whether when meeting our life companion or tackling an unexpected tragedy. He also gives never-before-revealed details on their life together and what he calls “the long goodbye,” the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it. Rory shows how we are all actually there already and how we can learn to live that way every day.
A gifted man from nowhere and everywhere in search of something to believe in. A young woman from the Midwest with an angelic voice and deep roots that just needed a place to be planted. This is their story. Two hearts that found each other and touched millions of other hearts along the way.

This book was SO good.  Inspirational really.  But be prepared with an entire box or two of tissues.

I have also been reading a 40 day devotional.  I posted about it last month as well.
Cuffs & Coffee.

It's written for the wives of Law Enforcement officers and I have to say it's been really great.  My favorite so far was day 20.

 "Unfriended"  How true this is.  In the world we live in now, people can be downright mean on social media about our LEO.  I've seen so many posts that I have wanted to comment on, but I don't.  And I have had people unfriend me because of my beliefs surrounding Law Enforcement.  It's a cruel world sometimes.
If you are the wife of a LEO or know someone who is, get this devotional.  

This month I wanted to do something a little different as well.  I thought it would be fun to share what Emma has been reading too!   So for any of you that have girls around the age of Emma, you may find some good recommendations from her =)

I will tell you...she sometimes enjoys books that for the life of me I can't figure out why.  So a couple of weeks ago Brian bought a movie for her, that's also a book.  She loved the movie, so she wanted to read the book.

Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

I told her even the cover of the book looks creepy, but so far she is enjoying it.  She's not too far into it quite yet.

She usually has 2 books going when she reads.  She keeps one at home and then the other at school.  So at school she is currently reading, The Fourteenth Goldfish.

This one sounds really cute.  She said it's about a little girl who gets a goldfish in Pre-K.  The fish keeps dying but her mother keeps replacing it.  And somehow a little boy shows up at her house one day that reminds this little girl of her grandfather, and it turns out it is her grandfather.  Her grandfather is a scientist her and figured out how to make himself young again.  

Emma loves this book and has almost finished it.  Her opinion, she recommends it!

So tell me, what have you been reading?  Link up below and show us!  
Have a great Wednesday, Friends =)

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