Each Friday I offer up at least 4 recommended reads, listens, learnings, gadgets or reviews. These are not necessarily faith-based or church-related but they each have encouraged or helped me in some way. I trust that they might do the same for you! Please feel free to leave your comments or share this 4forFRIDAY!
- A Really Good Read: Rule of Law by Randy Singer:
For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. The Houthi rebels in Yemen had captured an American journalist and a member of the Saudi royal family. Their executions were scheduled for Easter Sunday. The SEAL team would break them out. But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top. I haven’t finished this thriller yet, but it is classic Randy Singer! Meaning you will love it!
- A Luxury Item that I’m Enjoying, TYLER Glamorous Laundry Wash Detergent:
I know…this is a little different, but it’s awesome! The Tyler detergent has been formulated to clean effectively yet remain gentle on delicate, specialty fabrics. Use the Glamorous Wash to clean your linens, lingerie, fine fabrics, and much more for the long lasting, soothing aroma of Tyler fragrances. The wash can be used for both machine washing and hand washing. A more popular scent for the Glamorous Wash is Katina, a very dramatic scent created by intertwining the sensual lily of the valley with citrus and rose.
- A Great TED Talk: Brian Doyle: 365 Days of Thank You.
This is a much watch — with your teenager. Inspired by the spirit of gratitude that is amplified each Thanksgiving day, Brian Doyle set out to extend the power of gratitude beyond one holiday in his unique social experiment: “365 Days of Thank You.” Learn how two words can change your world and world view.
- Remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ ’77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command and Distinguished Alumnus.
A Must Watch, especially if you have a young man or woman living in your home! -Great Remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ ’77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command, Texas Exes Life Member, and Distinguished Alumnus.
- A Bonus Read: Grief to Grateful: Restoring Life, Love, and Loyalty After Suffering Loss
This is a passion-filled, practical read. If, like me, you have suffered from a season of grief – Grief to Grateful is a journal and legacy for our other children, that has helped us revisit and reclaim our hearts. In considering our narrative, we’re grateful we’ve been able to pick-up and make sense of pieces we had forgotten and realized that others might benefit from our story. We believe God will use the insights we’ve learned along the way to encourage you, not just to stay married in difficulty, but to have a marriage that can weather deep adversity, and thrive in phenomenal ways.
And a Quote that I am Pondering from Don Piper –“Heaven is a real place. The more we know about it, the more we should anticipate it. As I have often suggested, Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people.”