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The Melody of the Soul Book Review

The Melody of the Soul Book Review

The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma book review. A Nazi officer. A Jewish Czech violinist. Her music haunts him. When he’s faced with losing it, he’ll go through any length to save it. And her.   It’s 1943 and Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost nearly everything. Most of … Continue reading

Secrets Book Review

Secrets Book Review

Secrets: A True Story of Addiction, Infidelity, and Second Chances by Jonathan Daugherty book review. Secrets by Jonathan Daugherty   Marriage/Addiction New Growth Press Everyone has a secret or two—areas of their life they would rather not share with the general public. But Jonathan Daugherty had a life-altering, relationship-ending secret that he wanted to keep … Continue reading

Season of Ugly

Season of Ugly

Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of ugly. No one walks this earth without getting mud on their feet…sometimes! Mud is dirty, messy, and can weigh one down. The deeper the mire the harder it is to take another step. Sometimes…we fold and give up. Other times…we grab hold of anger and feast! In … Continue reading

Oh, Miss!

Oh, Miss!

The temperature is thirty-two degrees, ice chips are falling from the sky, and she’s holding a sign that reads “Homeless…Desperate.” Her bags are sitting in the snow along with a McDonald’s cup. When I was growing up I often heard people say, “You don’t know how another person feels unless you’ve walked in their shoes.” … Continue reading

Can You Imagine?

Can You Imagine?

Can you imagine being fourteen-years old and your parents have arrange for you to be married? That’s exactly what happened to Shiuli a fourteen-year-old Nepalese woman who grew up in a quiet mountain village located in Nepal. At fourteen, she married Tarun whom her parents had chosen for her to marry. Tarun decided they would … Continue reading

Stories Behind the Faces

Stories Behind the Faces

When I was five or six years of age I would sometimes accompany my parents to auctions. The weather never seemed to be hospitable…it was either raining or spitting snow and was always cold! Mom would pack us a thermos of hot chocolate to warm our bones during the auction. She also brought alone blankets … Continue reading