Skip to main content

B.A.D.Books: Reading is Fun-damental!


Image result for ROBinson Crusoe book covers 1970sImage result for around the world in 80 days 1970's book cover

I was in the fourth grade and it was time for parent/teacher conferences. I, like some others, had received a bad grade in reading. It wasn't the first time I had received a bad report; in the first grade I had received a low grade, for how I read but managed to get up to par by reading more often. Yes, this was after a beat down from my mom, but nonetheless, I got better. This time I got a low grade because I just didn't read.

Now, in the fourth grade, my mom came home and put me on punishment; no tv, no going outside, and no, NO, allowance. (At the time, a $2 allowance was quit a bit). She also said I had to read a book and give her a book report on it. Until I could read and give her a book report on the book SHE CHOSE, I couldn't get off punishment. The book she chose? It was one of two books: Around the world in Eighty Days or Robinson Crusoe. BORING!

Very boring, but, I finished the book in one week. When I finished the book and wrote my mother the book report and handed it to her, she was shocked I was done so quickly. She read the book report, skimmed through the book realizing I really READ THE BOOK.
We went shopping.
 I asked her to take me to the book store so I could get another book. I got three. One of which was Are you there, God? It's me Margaret. 

Image result for 1970's judy blume titles

Let's not forget I had to read Blubber because it was kind of about me.
Image result for 1970's judy blume titles
Over time I read what appealed to me, Young Adult love stories or mysteries. I was a cute tomboy, I guess, but nonetheless, these were books I liked. I started reading these books in one day. 
Image result for hardy boys nancy drew books 1970sImage result for ps i love you judy blume

Reading for me changed my life. It allowed me to go somewhere I couldn't go in my real life. Reading allowed me to run from my mother who found nothing to like about me her only child. I was able to read to get away from bullies (hey, I was the dark skinned, fat kid at Catholic school).

 I learned to use my creative mind for many things. I started writing poetry at twelve years old.

I was at the library every other week for new books when I couldn't purchase them.

We need to get the children back to reading; they need to know how creative their lives can be from reading. How many more of our youth will be ready to live EXTRAORDINARY lives because of what they read. Some of these books are not out of reach; they are just unheard of because, for years, we taught children, to get an education and good jobs. We never told them they could be creative individuals and create their own futures.

Knowledge is power.
Reading is FUN-DAMENTAL.

I want to encourage all of you to read. Get lost in a good book of Christian fiction or even a good wholesome romance novel. Take a break sometime and allow your minds to just wander. You can maxmize your bottom line by reading.

Take advantage of getting two free books on audio with Audible.



God bless your reading!!!
Dana Williamson

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

B.A.D.F.B.I: The Journey Continues

After one week 750 miles south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I boarded a Greyhound bus headed to the West Coast; Los Angeles, California. It would take me 2.5 days, uncomfortable sleep, spiritual encounters and a long walk up a steep hill, but I made it.


The trip to California was long and the bus was two hours late getting there. I traveled to Cali in the same faith walk as I did driving to Mississippi; the problem is, I was going where I knew 2, maybe 2 people. I was challenging myself as I could have easily turned back around and went home; home to Milwaukee. It was my aunt (in the pictures above) that encouraged me with a few short words: 
I am excited for you.
Ministry is not what people think it is; very different getting dressed up for Sunday service and serving meals at Thanksgiving, ministry means moving as God says. Headed to California, I met people in the bus stations during the layovers. A woman headed home to see her children after visiting her deceased sisters children for a …

B.A.D. Goals: Bounty, Aspirations and Due Diligence!

It has always been my concern to accomplish everything set before me to accomplish; sometimes it feels like a burden. Yet, consider what a burden is; it is something we take too long to do, and do not lean on God to help us accomplish.

The bible says to cast our burdens on Him; why don't we? Because some of our goals are to show people we can do it without giving God glory. God gives us an ability to accomplish MUCH, but we must acknowledge HIM IN FRONT OF OTHERS.

What does this have to do with goals?
We can't expect to receive if we don't know with whom we are receiving from; lack of spiritual connection, relationship, with the Father.

Study the book of James chapter 4 verses 2 and 3 about pride and lust.

You cannot get help with your goals, looking only to yourself and your strength to accomplish those goals. With this understanding seek ye first the kingdom of God and all else will be given to you. (Paraphrased; See Matthew 6:33)

B.A.D Goals is the blessings and anointi…

B.A.D. Launch is Today: HEAR ME ROAR

I'm so excited that the B.A.D. soft launch starts today that I cant' even get ready. 




This change has been a long haul, and a blessed one at that. I have been up and down, and I have been around in circles. Yet, when I say that the blessings come from hearing and doing what the LORD says to do, that is where you know you are on the right path. When you see the people come at you from all sides, and you still keep pressing, although you might be crying, but you still keep pressing, that is the strength of JESUS IN YOU. 
Blessed, Anointed and Destined is determined to change the view that women of being successful, of excelling to great heights, and their view of the glass ceiling. With B.A.D. there isn't a glass ceiling; you have rebuilt the building to touch the sky and beyond! 
God bless, and thank you to Alba's Exclusive Events for being a part of this with us this week. 

Order your SWAG Bag for $20 includes two books Damia Willis, FBI,  I'M B.A.D. or Your Miracle …