September 2016 Monthly Roundup

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
- Prized (Book 2 of Birthmarked Series) by Caragh M. O'Brien
- Promised (Book 3 of Birthmarked Series) by Caragh M. O'Brien
- November 9 by Colleen Hoover
- After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Morighan (A Novella) by Mary E. Pearson
- The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson ♥♥♥
- Happy Again (a Novella) by Jennifer E. Smith (super loved this short sequel!)

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
- Train to Busan
- Once Upon a Time Season 4
- Captain America: Civil War
- Dave

What special days did I celebrate and how?
- MY Birthday
- Mom's Birthday
- Family Day for BIL's birthday

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
- I had a couple of headaches due to sinusitis but other than that, the whole family this month was fine. Thank God!

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
- Met up with my Mom and brother in Beijing, China to celebrate my Mom's birthday
- Went to my Annika's 7th birthday party
- Met up with College friends to celebrate our birthdays
- Met up with Higschool friends to celebrate our birthdays

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
- Abe
- UCC for Coffee and Drinks

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
- I bought a pair of earrings made of Jade ♥

What have you learned this month?
- From the Daily Reflection today: "The fast-paced world we live in today often tells us to plan our lives around making money, achieving success, becoming famous, etc. The world also encourages us to follow all our desires and believes that, if we follow what we want, we will be happy.

We go to church every Sunday to attend Mass and even pray but we must not forget that many of the things around us can take us far away from God. The readings from the prophet Job reminds us to allow God to do His will in our lives. We are invited to trust in God’s wisdom above our own. Man, no matter what he has achieved in his life, cannot surpass the wisdom of God so he must bow down before the all-knowing and all-seeing God of goodness and light.

In today’s world of the internet and almost immediate communication and sharing of ideas, Jesus invites us to share the Good News with others. We have the opportunity to share the Good News of our Lord at home, in the workplace, in the university, etc. to everyone – family, friends, strangers and even non-Christians.

Though many may not be receptive to our good intentions, we must not lose heart because it is not us they reject but the Lord himself. We let God judge them for their refusal to believe. On our part, we must stay firm and do our duty as workers in the Lord’s vineyard. Then at harvest time, we will reap the fruits of our labor. "

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