Bad Hair Days, Rainy Days, and Mondays: Wisdom and Encouragement to Lift a Woman's Spirit

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Categories: Spiritual/Religion
Publisher: United Methodist Publishing House/Abingdon Press | Date published: 10/30/2006


This book offers a month's worth of wisdom, advice, and encouragement for women in the form of 31 short daily meditational readings, written by award-winning teacher and author Cynthia Bond Hopson. The life lessons include:, Nothing is worth more than this day, Practice saying no, Do not give in to flattery, Take care of yourself--Pain is information, Listen to the children, There is a lesson in every failure, Remember, age ain't nothing but a number, Three giggles a day will keep the doctor away. The book begins with a brief, inspirational introduction giving suggestions for how to use the book. The 31 readings consist of a quotation, a Scripture reading, the meditation itself, and a closing prayer. The author suggests including a space after each lesson for the reader to add her own reflections and prayer, but I don't believe this is necessary. Hopson's style is conversational, humorous, and appealing. Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson is a freelance writer and associate professor of journalism at the University of Memphis. She has written thought-provoking and inspirational columns, feature articles, and speeches. Her first book, Wiggle Tales, was a self-published collection of her columns from the Brownsville States-Graphic. She has been nominated for teaching excellence and has twice been named to the Who's Who Among American Teachers. She founded Touched by Grace Professional Communications Ministry in 2002 as an outlet for her consulting, public speaking, speechwriting, and vocal talents. The author is African American, and this proposal has been reviewed by and received endorsement from the African American Initiative Group.

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