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Many Sparrows Book Review

Many Sparrows Book Review

Many Sparrows by Lori Benton book review. Book info   About the book:   Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would. . . . In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. … 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

Jesus and the Beanstalk Book Review

Jesus and the Beanstalk Book Review

Jesus and the Beanstalk by Lori Stanley Roeleveld book review.                              Book info About the book: Jesus and the Beanstalk: Overcoming Your Giants and Living a Fruitful Life (Abingdon Press, September 2016) What if a fairy tale and ten Bible verses could … Continue reading

The Loyal Heart Book Review

The Loyal Heart Book Review

The Loyal Heart by Shelley Shepard Gray book review. Book info About the book: The Loyal Heart (Zondervan, July 2016) Robert came to Galveston to fulfill his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didn’t expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places. Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate … Continue reading

Hunting Hope Book Review

Hunting Hope Book Review

Hunting Hope by Nika Maples book review.   Hunting Hope by Nika Maples   Spiritual Growth Worthy Publishing Dig through the darkness to find the light. Author Nika Maples offers a dash of hope in Hunting Hope to those who think all is lost. When you can’t see any hope in a season of difficulty, … Continue reading

Have You Ever Looked Pain In The Eye?

Have You Ever Looked Pain In The Eye?

Have you ever looked pain in the eye? Without a doubt you have–this brokenness that hides, but becomes visible in one’s eyes. Yes, it’s hidden behind bright smiles, infectious laughter, and words of  I’m Great!, Things have been a little hectic, but I’m fine, and I’m going to be okay once things slow down–but things … Continue reading

In-justice

In-justice

Injustice rains down like a plague. The innocent…feel the sting! “Jesus Christ never trusted human nature, yet he was never cynical, never in despair about any man, because he trusted absolutely in what the grace of God could do in human nature.”– Oswald Charles …the children…the weak…the defenceless members of society. “The great Kind, immortal, … Continue reading

A Cure For The Blizzard Blues

A Cure For The Blizzard Blues

The following post was wrote by one of my great, great aunts, Ethel Sams. A Cure For The Blizzard Blues by Ethel Sams b. September 17, 1899 – d. December 22, 1993 When it starts snowing and the wind starts blowing and the drifts pile up at the door. It don’t worry me too much … 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

Three’s A Charm

Three’s A Charm

The last two posts I’ve shared with you have been about my struggle with people pleasing (Whose behind the Pen…and Why I Blog) and (The Woman Behind the Pen Continued). I believe many of us struggle from people pleasing, therefore, I have decided to share on this topic, one more time, before moving on. None … Continue reading

The Woman Behind the Pen…Continued.

The Woman Behind the Pen…Continued.

I received some, truly, heartfelt comments from yesterday’s post (Whose Behind the Pen…and Why I Blog), and I want you to know what a blessing it is to hear from my readers. When we take down the masks…be real…and stop pretending that we have this thing called “life” figured out, then and only then, can … Continue reading

Whose Behind the Pen…and Why I Blog

Whose Behind the Pen…and Why I Blog

Whose behind the pen…and why I blog. Many writers will tell you they’ve been writing from a very young age…that writing is in their blood. Not so for me. I never dreamed of writing nor did I ever plan to be a writer. Writing for me came from a love of history that turned into … 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