Welcome back to the #LMMLinkup. This week we have a guest post and wonderful news!
First, our guest poster is Lux Guzon who shares her love of stories and how they can impact one’s life.
Power of Stories to Teach Us
About Unwavering Faith and Values
The stories we read in books don’t just entertain us and bring us to places beyond our wildest imagination. They teach us lessons, guide us, influence us, and mold us.
I was thinking about bestselling novels like Harry Potter, Divergent and The Hunger Games lately.
They’re about worlds different from ours, yet the parallelism is impeccable.
An ordinary person with extraordinary abilities and admirable boldness, unknown to that person until the situation calls for it.
It’s all about someone who is deep down good and genuine, who doesn’t want to keep quiet and follow an unjust autocrat blindly. Someone who is selfless enough to forget his /her discomfort and safety for the good of everybody and to protect his/her loved ones from tyranny.
They didn’t want to be heroes, but their world needed a hero, so that’s what they become.
They did not wait around for a saviour to help them out of their miserable situation. With what they have, with who they are, with nothing but their principle and intention to end evil and help the oppressed, they fought, they risked their lives, and they conquered.
I love books like these. Books that don’t just tell of happily ever after, and fairies and true love’s kiss—not that there’s something wrong with fairy tales. I grew up with Disney and I’ll always be thankful for it made my imagination fly.
But I love books that don’t sugar coat the truth in life. Books that tell me honestly that there will be obstacles, there will be monsters, there will be people in power who will try to control us and strip us of our freedom. It is our unwavering faith and values that we uphold that will keep us together as people regardless our color, gender, beliefs, or the language we speak.
For “While we may come from different places and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one.” (Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter)
Books with flawed, unapologetic, characters. Characters who choose their battles, who act not out of arrogance or thirst for fame, but only hopes to make things right and make their lives better without putting down anyone.
I love books that show us that it is our choices, far more important than our abilities that will determine how our lives will turn out.
What books do you love?
Lux blogs at About Life and Love. Lux is a pharmacist by profession but a writer at heart. A frustrated globe trotter and dog lover, she hopes to leave a dent in the world, one blog post at a time. You can learn more about her here. Also be sure to follow her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. Also be sure to check out her special posts on The Praying Woman.
Now onto other #LMMLinkup news.
We have a new permanent host!
More about Connie Watkins:
I am so excited to be co-hosting Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup with these wonderful ladies, this is something very new to me and I look forward to meeting all of you and seeing all the wonderful things you have to share. So a little about myself.
I am Connie, and I am married to my best friend. Between the two of us we have 5 children of which the two youngest (18 & 20) just recently moved out on to their own so this is the first time in 30 years I haven’t had kids at home, We raise Black Angus cows in addition to farming, working real jobs, and trying to live as frugally as we possibly can.
I try to be as self-sufficient as I can and doing it as frugally as possible. On my blog I enjoy sharing what few things I know and the new things that I am learning with others, in hope to teach them something new or inspire them to look for a more sustainable and frugal lifestyle
I also run a small daycare from my home where I try to incorporate preschool lessons into our everyday activities. I just recently became a health fitness coach to help others, as I work towards being more healthy and fit myself.
Things that I love and love doing are, Reading (which I never seem to get enough time to do), Cooking from scratch, canning, Sewing, crocheting, blogging, spinning (which I am just learning to do), working in the yard and the garden, helping my husband farm and work cows, riding horses (another thing we don’t seem to get much time to do),four wheeling, hiking, going to the lake, and last but not least spending time with my Family.
Please visit Connie’s blog: Frugal Living on the Ranch. Plus be sure to follow her on Facebook and Google+. Welcome aboard Connie! We will add her picture and information to our host information beginning next week.
Now on to our linkup. First let’s
Last Week’s Top Clicked Post!
I love learning about networking opportunities and conferences, but this post also reminds us how important we are to each others as Sisters in Christ. Be sure to check Angela’s words of encouragement this week!
Remember to check out other hosts’ blogs to see which posts from last week were their favorites. Want to be the next to be featured! Just link up a post and if you are read the most, we will feature you. Also please make sure you link back to us so others will know about our link up and join in. We try to make it worth your while to linkup with us by promoting your posts across our social media networks. We also pin our most clicked and featured posts to our Pinterest Board each week!
I will also be joining great hops listed on my linkup parties page.