As a born and trained lover of books and words, more important than seeing my own words in print is reading words penned by others.I've read to my children, fosters, grands, and greats across a million miles of rocking, snuggling, traveling, waiting in doctor’s offices, and swinging on the back porch. Here are the books I read to myself, snuggled by the fire.
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TURNING POINTS: Let the Crow’s Feet & Laugh Lines Come! - by Dena Dyer
Category: Aging Well
Rediscovering Beauty and Self-Worth at ANY AGE (Barbour 2010)
This is a MUST read for all my personal and cyber friends who are past that innocent age of twenty-one. Seriously! God, willing, you WILL age and the earlier you start embracing life as a vibrant woman, the easier it is to run the race. Even if it gets long and hard, it can be an tremendous journey.
The author, Dena Dyer, is young enough to hold hands with her younger readers and she called on older women for viewpoints from the later part of the journey. Believe me: Let the Crow’s Feet & Laugh Lines Come! is an absolute bedside staple.
Dena has written other books but I keep returning to this one because the longer I live the more I understand the importance—even urgency—of aging gracefully. I want to live till it’s done. And I want to live so that my family and strangers will know Who I serve. Crow’s Feet/Laugh Lines keeps me on course even when yet another crisis throws me into unchartered waters.
Dena fills Crow’s Feet/Laugh Lines with scripture that heals and teaches, real-life examples that touch all aging stages, and she uses stories and experiences by down-to-earth women of all ages (many from my own writers’ group) who are walking the walk.
Am I prejudiced? Not a bit. Even though Dena Dyer and her family lived in our hometown for a while and she became part of us in multiple ways, this Turning Points volume is for any woman who wants to discover and keep her inner beauty and self-worth
This is a book you can trust. Dena is honest and open, and her writing flows easily between: