(National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped)Each morning while I'm bathed and get my therapies I must sit and wait. I get soooooooooooo bored, but about ten years ago a caregiver told me about the NLS (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped).
I've listened to three to five unabridged books FREE a week for ten years. I typically choose books that my caregiver and I will enjoy listening to and/or for research and education. I have read history, biographies, popular fiction, murder mysteries, classical literature, horror, middle grade novels, young adult books, science fiction, magazines, and more. My reading tastes are extremely wide and varied.
Previous caregivers that haven't enjoyed actually reading books have become hooked on listening to them. The first five hours of each day we were entertained by books during my morning rituals, because TV got old.
For fun we're listening to a series by Lisa McMann.
At night I'm in the middle of reading (listening) to Christian biographies to compare and contrast with the book I'm writing. According to tips I've read, in preparation to submit your book to publishers and agents I needed to familiarize myself with books in the same genre and theme of mine. I've had no luck until recently.
It's All About Him: Finding the Love of My LifeAuthor: Denise Jackson with Ellen Vaughn
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Pap/Com edition (September 2, 2008)
Alan and Denise met and fell in love in high school and married. Through much of her life she was a practicing Christian. After Alan reached fame Dense and he separated. She realized after much soul searching that she had been to dependent in their relationship.
She renewed her relationship with God and found herself again. I'd had a similar experience to mine. Also, she defined he association with God as a relationship. That's how I describe us.
A Relationship with GodBefore my stroke I believed in God and knew he was my Savior. Yet, He was a stranger. I had Him on a shelf. I didn't bother Him, except when I needed him/was in distress, and He didn't bother me either.After my stroke I prayed more frequently, but it was ALL about me.
Our "relationship" evolved over time. I began to thank Him for my blessings and my challenges, and speak to Him throughout my day. In the beginning it remained being ALL about me. I started studying His word. My first deep exploration were in the Life Study of Second Corinthians through Living Stream Ministry. When I finished I chose Romans to study next.
OMG! It's not just about MY salvation. He wants me to enjoy Him. He wants a real relationship. I'd realized that on some level, but never so much as now. Like any relationship it has its ups and downs, but He'll never leave e no matter how much of a mess I am. I'm starting to get it.
A Journey of Laughter Through Tears Part II Word Count 18,658It's coming along> Woo Hoo!
By Jessica Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer and Speaker