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Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Favorite Things - Top Reads of 2015


The year 2015 has been one of adventure, challenges, growth and settling for my family. Throughout it all I have been so thankful for the chance to read so many wonderful books. Many of the stories I read, I needed at that specific time in my life. Therefore they touched my heart in a special way. Choosing my favorites was an almost impossible task! Yet here we are, with my top picks of the year. The common core in all of these books is that we all face challenges in our daily lives. But what we do with what we have been given can make all the difference. Whether we are fighting for survival during a war, defying all odds to find true love, risking everything to follow our heart or simply having the freedom to be who we were created to be, our Father is with us every step of the way. He is always watching over us, guiding us, protecting us. True, life does not always play out in the way that we hope or plan. But we must remember to trust that He knows what He is doing.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose - Romans 8:28 NIV


As 2015 comes to an end and a new year begins, let us go forward with hope and love. Let us be brave and face each day with a new determination. Let us stand strong in the face of trials and always remember to lean on Him for guidance and support. I know not what the next year will hold for my family. But I can rest in the knowledge that whatever we face the Lord will be with us every step of the way. Through the joys and tears, the laughter and the sorrow, He will never leave our side. 

So curl up with a cup with a good book and let's ring in the New Year properly! May the coming year bring blessings upon you!






There are many books that I already have on my TBR list for the coming year! Here are just a few at the top of my list:



                      January 2016            March 2016              March 2016              May 2016




4 comments:

Kate Breslin said...

Rachel, thank you for including Not By Sight among your favorite 2015 reads! I've added these other wonderful stories to my list as well. May God bless you and your family in the New Year!

Sarah Sundin said...

Thank you, Rachel! I'm honored to make your favorites AND your anticipated list! Happy New Year!

Rachel Dixon said...

It was a joy reading both of your books this year! Many blessings on you this year! I can not wait for your next publication.

Rachel Dixon said...

It was my pleasure! Happy New Year! And many blessings to you!