Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Though we have been busy with various remodeling projects around here, there has been some time for reading.  

This is an outstanding account of Jessica Alexander's experiences working with humanitarian aid agencies in several locations throughout the world.  It is one of the books listed on the United Methodist Women Reading List for this year in the Education for Mission category.  

As a young woman who had just graduated from college, she began working at an advertising agency based in New Your City. The death of her mother from lymphoma, five years after her diagnosis, spurred Ms. Alexander to search for a more meaningful life choice.  Her work with humanitarian aid took her to Rwanda and North Darfur, among other locations, for a period of ten years.

A rainy week-end is ahead, perfect for more reading.:-)


  1. That sounds like a really interesting and worthwhile read! Thank you for the review/suggestion. Have a fabulous Friday, Sister!

  2. Nellie, Do you talk about the books you read for your ladies group.? We are to have rain tomorrow. I am ready for spring to return. I have seen lots of flowers through the streets of town. The flowering tree really catch your eyes . Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  3. It's amazing how ones focus can change by the experiences we encounter through life. Sounds like a direction I would be too tired to be launched in. Thanks for the review.

    Have a great weekend

  4. You jinxed me by the mention of rain. Just as I read the words, it started up. Was hoping we could dry out a little bit.

  5. It sounds like a great read. We might have rain too. :)

  6. This sounds like a very good book to read. Overcast and rainy here too.