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Monday, October 15, 2012

Day 15: Ordering Your Private World by George MacDonald

This is part of the 31 Days project over at  To see my complete post series, click here.

Ordering Your Private World by George MacDonald

This isn't a rah-rah, self help, hype book.  I found it on the shelf of a local store that handles overstocked items. (No clue how it landed there, it's a great book.) It took me almost a year to get around to reading it.  I still regret that, since they were sold out when I went back to buy every remaining copy to share with my friends.

If you ever feel as though your life runs you, I think you'll find this book incredible in its simplicity.  If you haven't established and lived according to what's important to you, strong people in your life will easily keep you busy doing what isn't.

If you never take the time to refresh your mind, and make deliberate decisions your time will flow toward your weaknesses.  This book is the opposite of "get busy."  It's a key to learning how to use your private world to discover what living authentically looks like... to YOU.

Loved this book.  

Here are some other 31 Dayers to check out!

Reading Is Social  All about "how to have an Old Fashioned Book Club". I'm just finding this TODAY, and tonight is my first ever Book Club meeting at my house (or to ever attend one). I could be doing it all wrong!!!!

31 Days of Loving Where You Live


  1. My main busy is when someone else needs something. I seem to be the "go to" person. I'm finally having to learn to say no, I just haven't done it often enough. (They sure are shocked when I do, though)

    1. Yes, it's certainly new waters to navigate.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful book! I'm writing it down to order : )

  3. Thanks for the mention! How did your book club night go?!! and there's no way you could be doing it all wrong :-) You just do what works best for you and your group and it'll go great!

    1. It went well, I think. I don't hesitate to start something when I want to participate in it, yet can't find it available elsewhere. About 10 minutes after everyone arrives, I remember I'm not an extrovert and become panicked.