My subway reading in May has included Hunting Hope, by Nika Maples. Nika writes about finding hope in the darkest seasons of life. For her this season followed a massive stroke at twenty, after which she was unable to walk or speak. After struggle and effort she relearned both and became a public school teacher and was named 2007 Texas Secondary School Teacher of the Year.
Hunting Hope focuses on biblical lessons for finding hope in life's struggles. The lessons she paints are interesting and thoughtful. I especially liked reading about Nika's own story and would have enjoyed reading more stories of her life. Yesterday I found myself thinking of one of the stories included in the book and at first couldn't remember where I had read it. I realized it was the chapter I had read several days before and it had stuck in my mind. I would recommend this for spiritual reading for one's self, as well as for a gift. It's also a good choice for a study group.
Here's a birthday shout-out to one of the sweetest women anywhere, my blogger buddy, Theresa. I know when I stop by her blog, "They Call Me Ganky," I will have a good visit and leave with a smile. Dear Theresa, sending you every happy wish for your birthday and the year ahead. So glad I met you in BlogLand.
The sun is out in New York and I'm out to take advantage of it. Here's wishing you a day with sunshine and friendship. As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care.