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Here we are at Day 26 of the 31 Days to Hallway Praise challenge! Just a few more days until we complete our series. Thanks for staying with me this far!
Closely related to yesterday's assignment to read missionary stories, today's goal is to read uplifting books. Books are one of my favorite possessions. A good book makes amazing brain food and can be greatly encouraging.
Today's assignment is to read uplifting books. If your time is short, you can double up yesterday's and today's assignments by reading one uplifting missionary story to satisfy both goals, but if you love to read, I'd encourage you to pick another uplifting book to read in addition to your missionary story. I love to read, and though I'm not a fast or voracious reader, I can chew my way through several books a year by reading in short bursts of time (often as little as 5-10 minutes at a stretch) throughout the week and one longer reading session on Sundays when I typically try to rest from all blogging and housework obligations.
These books challenged me in various ways. Only Stepping Heavenward is a Christian book, but I greatly enjoyed the historical narrative of The Boys in the Boat, and the story of The Birthday Presents could well be taken as great marriage advice.
Today's action steps: Choose an uplifting book to read. If you've not yet read it before, I highly recommend choosing something that comes recommended by people whose opinions you know and trust. Dive into it, reading as time allows. A well-written book with a happy ending or Biblical moral can be a great way to relax and be encouraged!