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Thankfulness & God's Faithfulness

I'm so very thankful for this year.  God has always been so faithful to me.  He's protected me, loved me, and given my joy in hard times.  I remember this time last year, I did not want to celebrate any Holidays.  I did not want to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas.  I had a heart that wasn't ready to move on or let go.  I had a stubborn heart, one that wasn't willing to listen or heal.  I had a broken heart, one that was not allowing me to be thankful for yet another year.  Even then God provided ways for me to heal and the space I needed, in providing opportunities to stay home for Thanksgiving and to be traveling all through Christmas and New Years.  God was so good to me.  Today I look back and think of just how far God has taken me.  I'm thankful He protected me from a very bad situation and gave me healing in that.  I'm thankful He took me far away from two really hard circumstances and allowed me to start over.  I look back over this last year and the h

Dos Books

This book is a companion to the book Savvy, a book that I read a few years ago and really enjoyed.  These book's are centered more for Tweens, they are an easy read and interesting. 
The Kale family are not normal people, actually none of Ledger's mother's side of the family is normal.  At the age of 13 each person gets what is a called a Savvy, a power that could be anything from fun, horrible, safe or dangerous.  When Ledger turns 13 his hopes and dreams of being the fastest runner are crushed when what he get's is something horrible and uncontrollable, so he thinks.  He spends the summer with his uncle and cousins as he tries to find hope through his savvy, all the while finding adventures and making new friends.

The Help-
I really enjoyed this book, it was easy to read and very interesting.  I enjoyed the realness of the story, the true facts and events 
Three women in Mississippi, strike out to make a difference in their situations.  Each one very different and in a different stage of life.
Aibileen is a wise and kind black maid who is working for a senseless woman, helping her raise her child.
Minny is another black maid, with a rougher attitude and always standing up for herself, in the end getting herself in trouble.  She can't seem to keep work, until she goes to work for a strange and naïve woman with all kinds of secrets and mysteries.
Skeeter is a young white woman trying to find her place in life.  She has a degree, but is not married.
Together these women step out to make a difference in tough times.  They face trials and hardships from their friends and loved ones, but that doesn't stop them. 


  1. Hello Alyssa. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger. I am also glad to stop by your blog "Alyssa's Book Corner" and the post on it "Dos Book". Good book review. Well I just take this opportunity to share with you a program our church in Mumbai, India has for the young people as well as adults from the West. We reachout to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as the adults from the West to come to Mumbai on a short term missions tirp to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai with your friens to work with us in the slums of Mumbai during your vacation time. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear from you. My email id is: dhwankhede(ay)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Praying for you as you seek God's direction in your life.


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