Bushels, Westerns, and Inspirational

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There should be bushels of produce coming out of our garden at this point. But as you see, it is very neglected.
However the garden has been neglected because God had other things he wanted us to tend to. He wanted us to sow into the lives of some of the people around us, which meant neglecting our patch of garden.

Harvest and fall go hand in hand. Cotton is being harvested on many farms around us. It always puts me in a pensive mood to think about what this year has reaped. This year, I have sown a lot into the people God placed in my life. I am reaping the results of that planting, and for the most part, that has been a good thing.

Now that we have been all pensive and thoughtful, here are some books from a time when more people farmed...

Top Five Favorite Westerns
Never: If you haven’t read this book, you are missing out. This book is well written and reminds me of the old westerns in some ways, but much stronger story telling. Although I found it very hard to drink water while reading.
The Rach Next Door and other stories: If you like old western movies like Roy Rogers and Lone Ranger, you will love this.
Wanderlust Creek and other stories: If you like old western movies like Roy Rogers and Lone Ranger, you will love this.
Love Comes Softly: I read this years before the movie came out and I am glad. The movie was a travesty and a horrible refection on this wonderful book about a young woman finding God. The romance in this book was sweet and secondary to finding faith.
Becoming Lucy: Martha Rogers is one of my favorite Western romance writers. Her faith messages are never weak and her characters are so memorable. Jake and Lucy are such a memorable couple)

Top Five Favorite Inspirational
The 30 Day Praise Challenge: This devotional book was not only inspiring, it was life changing. It caused me to change how I thought about things to align more with the Bible.
The Remarkable Woman of the Bible: Elizabeth George blesses me every time I open one of her books. This one blessed and inspired me so much in my walk toward biblical womanhood.
Tales of the Heartily Homeschooled: I laughed through this whole book and was so blessed and inspired by it. If you grew up in a large homeschool family, you need to read this book.
Your Sacred Yes: In a time when I was struggling to keep up with the demands on my time and keep my word, this book really helped me. It continues to spur me on.
Beyond Waiting: This book made me stand up and cheer. It was saying so many of the same things my parents had taught me, but it was a blessing to hear it from someone else.

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  1. A Friend gave me "Never" for my birthday this year and I loved it!! It was sooo good!

  2. I'm going to have to check some of these books out. Thanks Sarah!

  3. These look good! I added several "Inspirational" books to my list!

  4. I would love to read some of these books! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I will definitely be adding some of these to my Goodreads to-read shelf! Thanks!


  6. I agree with you about the "Love Comes Softly" movie. I'm so glad I still read the book after watching it. ;) I'm definitely adding some of those Inspirational books...

    1. I hope they are as much a blessing to you as they were to me.

  7. Never, Love Comes Softly (love the movie!), and Tales on the Heartily Homeschooled are on my TBR :)

  8. I loved "Love Comes Softly"! And all of the books in the series. :) "Never" sounds really interesting. I have added it to my TBR list. ;)


  9. This Fall Favorites giveaway is so exciting. I love all these titles. Yhey will be on my to read list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Ooh...I'm going to have to look into some of those! The only one I read was "Love Comes Softly" (totally agree about the movie -- and how did I NOT think of that one for Western?! I love Janette Oke!). :)

  11. I should totally get Tale on the Heartily Homeschooled since I'm part of a big homeschool family! :D Plus, I love books that make you laugh aloud!

  12. The Ranch Next Door sounds fun.

  13. Love Comes Softly! Ahhh....I got to go read that series! :)