Sunday, April 20, 2014

He Is Risen!

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
Every year I try to take advantage of opportunities to share with others and to tell the kids about the True Reason why we Celebrate Easter. 
Something other than the commercialism that seems to be everywhere. 
So we made Resurrection Rolls.
They are so simple and taste good and most of all tell a powerful story.
(I did it on Thursday, because I just believe that was the day Jesus died)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Words of Conviction by Linda J. White - Review

I received this book from the Author in exchange for a review.

The clues are hidden in the kidnapper’s words. Can the message be decoded in time?

First, Special Agent Mackenzie Graham arrests Senator Bruce Grable.
Then she becomes his very best hope for getting his kidnapped daughter Zoe back alive.

Kenzie is a forensic psycho-linguist  She studies words. Can the language the kidnapper uses provide clues to his identity?

Teaming up with Special Agent John Crowfeather, a Navajo, Kenzie is about to find out.  Working alongside fellow FBI agent John Crowfeather, Kenzie refuses to acknowledge her mysterious attraction to John, and continues to build walls she believes will protect her not only from men but God as well.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

What Follows After by Dan Walsh - Revell Blog Tour

I received this book in exchange for my unbiased opinion. Some advertisement included.

In 1962, life was simple, the world made sense, and all families were happy.
And when they weren't, everyone knew you were supposed to pretend.

Cover ArtFor the past year, Scott and Gina Harrison have been living a lie. While they show up at family get-togethers in the same car, they've actually been separated for over a year. To keep up the charade, they've even instructed their sons, Colt and Timmy, to lie--to their grandparents, their teachers, and their friends.

Colt, for one, has had enough, so he hatches a plan. He and his little brother will run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents get back together.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

One With Christ by Hudson Taylor

Front CoverI found this book at our library book sale in the last couple weeks and picked it up mostly because I have great admiration for Hudson Taylor and have read other books by him in the past.
This was a very interesting description of the Song of Solomon as it relates to the church as Bride and Christ as Bridegroom.  It's personal!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig

This book was provided in exchanged for my unbiased opinion.

Two years ago, her fiance perished during their voyage to America.

Now she discovers it may have been murder...

Tide and TempestDreaming of a better life, Tillie McGrath leaves Ireland behind and, with her beloved fiance by her side, sets sail for America. But when illness robs her of the man she holds dear, she's left alone with only a handful of tattered memories. While forging on proves difficult, Tillie soon finds some new friends at her New York boardinghouse, and begins pursuing a new dream--to open a home for orphaned children.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids by Jill Osborne - Review

The following post contains some advertisement.

If you’re gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes.

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy RapidsLife is rapidly changing for pre-teen spokesperson Riley Mae. After escaping near disaster at the top of Half Dome in Yosemite, Riley, her family, and her Swiftriver co-workers fly to a secret hideout in Northwest Montana. But when the plane's malfunction leads to a rough landing, Riley wants nothing more than to return to friends, church and home. Then she meets Sunday, a ten-year-old boy from Kenya who wrestles fish, battles bears, and tackles leukemia. While her rigorous raft training for the marketing campaign brings a few bumps and bruises, Riley now feels up for the challenge.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My Amish Boyfriend by Melody Carlson - Review

Blessed with this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

My Amish Boyfriend
Sixteen-year-old Shannon McNamara Plans to get three things this summer -- a driver's license, a job, and a tattoo -- until a move to rural Ohio and a handsome Amish boy make her think twice. 
Teen favorite Melody Carlson brings fans another sweet story of worlds and families colliding, exploring themes important to teen girls through and engaging tale.