Life Update

Life Update

Hello all!

I realize I have not posted in a little over 2 months and for that I do deeply apologize. So much has been happening in my life! 

The biggest thing is that I have moved out of my parenta house. How exciting! I have been getting settled in and have been extremely busy with school and work. Life just takes turns we sometimes do not expect.

I am excited to say that I will be posting more often. I am not sure if it will be everyday, but I will try and schedule aome posts for you all.

Please continue to keep my blog and my book in your prayers. It is still a work in progress. 

I appreciate each and every one of you and your constant support. 

Thank you.

Joyful Jayden

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“Hotel Living” Series

“Hotel Living” Series

Hello everybody!

I have been thinking about my life, and my life plans, and where I have been, and where I am now, and I want to help somebody. I feel I can help someone best and most sincerely if I have also been in that same situation, so that is why I am starting a short series called “Hotel Living.” There are times when everyone is down on their luck and need help and/or advice. When God places me in situations to mold me and help me grow, sometimes they are not the most…comfortable, but they are also for a purpose.

I have lived in a hotel a total of 3 times. Now I never knew I would ever have to be put through these situations, but I do know that it is building me, and I want to use my knowledge to help others and I wish someone had made this post(s) when I needed it.

This series is going to be all about essentials and tips when living in a hotel. It can be hard and it can be stressful and I want to do all that I can do to help. So look forward to the series. I am putting a lot of work and detail into these next few posts, and I truly pray that someone will be able to use it.

Until next time,

Joyful Jayden♥

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

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SPOILERS!!!!!!

Rate:

♥♥♥♥/5

Synopsis:

Commuter Rachel Watson catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Watson witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers’ home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous line.

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Review:

This book is one of the books I would classify as a “Hard Book” (see last review for definition).

It had so many twists and turns and I did not even know where to look next!

The beginning of the book was confusing, when it was talking about Megan and some man with a wife and child. I thought it was the therapist. I don’t feel like the book clarified that scene very good, or maybe I just missed it.

Even though Rachel figured out Megan’s murder, I was still very put-off by her. She was just really weird and awkward to me. A lot of the situations in this story wouldn’t of happened if she would’ve just kept her nose where it belonged. Like seriously, she just went to some guy’s house whose wife JUST GOT FOUND DEAD, and told him that she knew his wife, Megan, and proceeded to tell him that he had been cheating on her, even though Rachel did not even know Megan, except for the fact that she just so happened to pass her house everyday and made up a life for her and Scott (including their fake names, Jason and Jess). By the end of the story, we can see that he, Scott, already knew that Megan had been cheating on him. But still, Rachel was just off her rocker with that one.

I wonder how Scott was doing after he freaked out on Rachel in his house.

Tom was crazy. Just plain crazy.

Anna…I don’t even have the words for Anna. She made Rachel seem like the crazy one. The bad guy. When in fact, Anna was so in wrong. She stole Rachel’s husband, and didn’t even care about Rachel’s heartache.

I get that more things tie into this book, because like I said: This is a “Hard Book.” There are so many dynamics to every character. More reasons as to why Rachel and Tom’s marriage ended. More reasons as to why Scott had his whole scene where he locked Rachel in that room alone. I don’t want to give the whole book away.

All-in-all, the book kept me on my toes. It is a thriller, after all. I could not put this story down.

I recommend this book if you want something that will leave you shocked.

(You probably won’t be too shocked after reading this review)

[Like, and comment books you would like me to read. I appreciate every comment and every like. Continue to have a blessed day in The Lord. -Joyful Jayden]

 

 

 

Encouragement #6

Encouragement #6

There is something that happens when you feel as if you can’t, and someone tells you that you, in fact, can. When someone tells you that with a burden, and it resonates in your very soul. It triggers something in you. An internal switch of motivation gets turned on and you feel like you really can. You know why? Because you actually can, but you might’ve just forgot, or worse, was never told that you could. So if it just slipped from your remembrance or if you’ve never heard the words, I’m here to tell you that you truly can.

You can be successful.

You can do what you set out to do.

You have it within you, and no one can take it but you.

You have drive. You have determination.

You can.

In Front of God and Everybody (The Confessions of April Grace) by K.D. McCrite

In Front of God and Everybody (The Confessions of April Grace) by K.D. McCrite

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Rate:

♥♥♥♥♥/5

Synopsis:

If God wanted April Grace to be kind to her neighbors, He should have made them nicer!

Growing up in the country is never easy, but it sure is funny,especially if you happen to have a sister obsessed with being glamorous, a grandma just discovering make-up, hippie friends who never shower, and brand new neighbors from the city who test everyone’s patience. From disastrous dye jobs to forced apologies and elderly date tagalongs, you’ll laugh ’til you cry as you read the Confessions of April Grace!

Here are just a couple of April’s thoughts: On her sister, Myra Sue: “How anyone can be that dumb and still be able to eat with a fork is beyond me.” On senior citizen lovebirds: “What if they started smooching right at the table in front of God and everybody?”

In spite of all the loony characters in her life, April Grace is able to learn from her parents as they share the love of God to even the craziest of characters!

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Review:

I ABOSLUTLEY LOVED THIS BOOK. I was in the library and I passed it. All I saw was the title and I just grabbed it.

April grace, the main character who is an 11-year-old girl, is absolutely hilarious.

I know that this book is made for 9-year-olds, but sometimes I like to read things like this to get my mind off of all the “Hard Books,” as I like to call them.

Hard books are books that take a lot of brain power and have so many twists and turns you practically have to write down all the clues to understand the dynamics of the story. The Confessions of April Grace is not one of those books.

Now I am not knocking The Confessions of April Grace. Not at all. It was just good break on my brain.

This is Christian Fictions and I like how there are so many different people who come from so many different people, but April Grace’s parents demonstrate God’s love in every situation, even when they had every reason to be angry.

And there is a little mystery in it.

Don’t underestimate little April Grace.

This book is a series and I will be reading it!

I would read this book if you understand having annoying siblings and want to actually laugh out loud.

Coming soon…

Coming soon…

Hello Everyone! Joyful Jayden here!

I have not been posting as regularly as I planned, but I am still posting! Life has just been so crazy and I’m sure you all understand.

I will have more book reviews up pronto. I am reading “Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins, so look forward to that. I have also been reading some children’s book and some juvenile (Is that right? It’s like a middle school-er type book…?) books. Do you guys think I should review those also? Broaden my horizon? Just some things to ponder on with me.

My own book is going good. I will not post this as a book update because it simply is not one. I just wanted to check in with you all.

On a random note, some of my favorite things recently have been pretzel sticks and apple juice. I’m extra super excited for school this fall! God is doing miracles, signs, and wonders in our church. I am so grateful to serve the God who cares ♥

Until next time,

Joyful Jayden