Thursday, April 19, 2012

3 on Thursday ~ 4/19/12

3 on Thursday

Cole from "All the Small Stuff" and Andrea from "My Chihuahua Bites" are hosting linky that asks a fun question every Thursday.  Make sure you follow their blogs so you can get the question ahead of time and have your answers ready!

This week's questions is:

"What three books are most important to you/do you re-read most frequently?"


One of my very favorite things in the world is to get lost in a good book.  So let me try to pick just three:

1.  The very most important book to me that I'll hopefully read countless times over my life is, of course, The Bible.  I love studying and finding the things really don't change.  If it happens now, most likely it happened in the Bible also.  I also love that it contains God's promises to us and God keeps His promises always.


2.  The second book that really has helped me through some tough times is "From Panic to Power" by Lucinda Bassett.  When I first started dealing with extreme anxiety and depression, I thought I was a lost case.  I had no idea how common my symptoms were.  I don't know how many times I thought/said, "that is exactly how I feel/felt.  This is what is happening to me!"  I finally realized that what I was going through had a name and it there was help to be gotten.  I was so relieved!  I have so many pages marked with pen and highlighter.  Sometimes, I still have to go back and refresh my perspective.
From Panic to Power: Proven Techniques to Calm Your Anxieties, Conquer Your Fears, and Put You in Control of Your Life

3.  For the third book, I'm going to say "The House That Cleans Itself" by Mindy Starns Clark.  It is a great book for organizing the whole house, room-by-room.  Every couple years when the house starts getting out of control again, I have to start at page one and go through the book step-by-step.  Speaking of which, it is about that time again.  It takes time, but it feels so much better afterward!

The House That Cleans Itself: Creative Solutions for a Clean and Orderly House in Less Time Than You Can Imagine


Oh, it was so hard!  There are other books like "Pride & Prejudice" that started my love of reading, certain books that we read at Christmas-time, "Guess How Much I Love You" that I read to my kids over and over when they were little, fictional books that take me to other times and places whenever I pick them up.  So, so many!

I can't wait to see what 3 books others pick!
Have a great Thursday!


  1. I love Guess How Much I love You too... Have a great day!

  2. I really need a copy of The House That Cleans Itself! Great list! Thanks for joining the 3 on Thursday fun. :-)

  3. I'm with on the first one! I would follow that up with...

    7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

    The 3rd one is hard to narrow down but I will go with The Church of Christ by Edward C Wharton.

    Can I add a 3A in A Shepherd's Look At Psalm 23??

  4. Hi Colletta! Thanks for stopping by! I also need a copy of The House That Cleans Itself! I really like to deep clean and organize every 6 months or so and I live by lists so this book would be a nice list for me to use. Have a great weekend!


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