Archive for August, 2014

Summer Reading

Here were the books that made the largest impression on me this summer:


Taking on a calling:  On God’s Side by Jim Wallis.  Our Wednesday morning book group at church read this book last summer and I put it into practice this summer.   One concept made me literally sit up and take notice – the recession is over for the people who created it and the young people have been left behind.  I felt a calling to help young people and started UpTurnships with two other passionate partners and funding from the church. Eight college students had paid internships because of our efforts.  Thanks to the eight UpTurns and my partners for an amazing summer!


Learning something new: Strengthfinder 2.0.  At UpTurnships, our curriculum starts with knowing your strengths.  We use the Strengthfinder tool and had great guidance for the young people from several skilled professionals.  As a team, we use the knowledge of our strengths in all we do.  This book helps me learn more about the strengths. Thanks Marianne and Krista for your expertise!

Unknown-2The pure joy of fiction:  The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling).  You won’t be able to put this mystery down.  I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.  Thanks Libby for your suggestion!

What were your favorite reads this summer?  There’s always the cool days of fall curled up with a great book!

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