We our so proud of ourselves! Not only have we broken away from our WW2 novels but we’re actually studying a classic! A CLASSIC!!!  “Wait, wait, wait,” you may be saying, “if this is a classic, then why isn’t the title familiar?” WELP, this post may clear your cobwebs.

Anyhoo, you ready for some serious thinkin’? Let’s get to it!


  • Every neighborhood has that one person. Whether he be good or bad, he has a reputation.
  • Contrary to popular belief, home prepares you for life. Think about it! You’re with your family every. day. And if we’re honest with ourselves, that gets  annoying. People are in our space, anchovies are ordered on the pizza, or the self-proclaimed maestro (aka your sister) can’t carry a tune. If you can still be pleasant and respectful towards them, then you can do so with others.
  • You input junk, you’re gonna output junk.
  • Greet each day with purpose. Have a reason to get out of bed. Have something to look forward too! Go dancing in the rain! Find that book you’ve been meaning to finish! It doesn’t have to be big stuff. The point is, DO something.
  • How many labels do we cast on people, when truly, they’re perfectly fine? How many people are diagnosed with this or that, thinking that there is something terribly wrong with them…when in reality…they’re okay. Oh, they may process things a little differently than we do or act a little differently, but is it right to cast a label on them? How much is truly necessary?
  • Sometimes you have to stop walking on eggshells. If we continually fear other’s opinions, what truly needs to be heard will go unsaid. Now don’t get me wrong! I am in no way condoning impoliteness or disrespect, but sometimes, you might end up doing harm more by keeping silent than speaking up. There’s a quote by Edmund Burke which states, ” All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” I fear, our phobia of giving people offense will one day come back to bite us.
  • We are so concerned about our own affairs that we become ignorant of what’s going on around us.
  • Discouragement should be no reason to quit.
  • Without trials, how could we experience God’s powerful grace and mercy? Sometimes, He takes us down to our lowest in order to see His greatness.


So I am excruciatingly  behind in my bookclub posts, but hopefully I’ll get caught up soon. In the meantime, don’t be afraid to join in the discussion! Tell us your favorite points and and what we could glean from them.


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