April 15, 2013
Is there such a thing as enduring love–the kind that lasts forever? In a world filled with break-ups and break downs, who can count on real love anymore? Read more
April 8, 2013
The questions arose in Job’s day. And people are still asking them today. Read more
March 4, 2013
If you’re looking for inspiring books to read, The Moses Quilt shares both a contemporary, interracial romance of two young people, Mazi Hartford and Edward Clayton, and the story of Harriet Tubman, a former slave. Through the pages of history, author Kathi Macias skillfully weaves a courageous tale told piece by piece through the quilt owned by Mazi’s great grandmother. She does a good job of bringing contemporary and history together in a unique way.
Mazi’s reluctance to marry Edward is a puzzle both to him and other family members. Even Mazi herself doesn’t understand her hesitancy. But the quilt–and the journey she follows through Harriet Tubman’s life–may help her find the thread she needs.
The plot is simple, and so are the characters. You won’t find an in-depth page turner here, but you will discover a story that crosses racial and generational boundaries–and one in which one woman’s courage made a lasting difference to those around her–and to succeeding generations.
Keep reading to find out how to enter the book giveaway. Read more
February 18, 2013
Big books, little books, kindle books—I love books, and I love reading. Last year I shared with you some of the books I’d been reading, and why. There’s nothing like God’s word to read for our growth, our encouragement, and to know God deeper. But God has also used Christian authors to both inspire and encourage us. I’ve read about 50 more books in the last twelve months. Here are some of the ones I recommend for your reading pleasure. Read more
December 31, 2012
I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas. I woke up a week before Christmas with a stiff neck that wouldn’t move in any direction, but was so grateful when it loosened up in time to fly to spend a week with family at Christmas. We missed the snow back home, but we enjoyed a white Christmas wherever we went the last three years at Christmas. So I can’t complain.
Most of all, I pray that the celebration of “CHRIST-mas” this year brought you closer in your relationships with Jesus, family, and others. It’s been such a joy to connect with so many of you through the last few years in this blog, and I look forward to another year of sharing encouragement from God’s heart and mine.
In case you missed some of my blogs last year, here is a list of my Top 10 Posts of 2012: Read more
December 17, 2012
Our tree is a little “different” this year. Read more
November 19, 2012
Thanksgiving didn’t originate with man. Long before we were born, God set in motion a reason–and an opportunity–to give thanks. Throughout the Bible, God instructed His people to bring a “thanks” offering. Why give thanks? 1 Chronicles 16:24 says, Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
October 15, 2012
Aging and forgetfulness seem to go together like salt and pepper. Severe memory loss is no laughing matter, but most seniors find themselves in good company when memories fade momentarily.
Karen O’Connor Writes about Those Moments
Author Karen O’Connor has tapped into that subject, and her latest book, 365 Senior Moments You’d Rather Forget, will bring laughter you’ll easily remember. Here’s a sample or two:
“Using Easter seals on envelopes and mailing them and then wondering why you still have so many postage stamps.”
“Backing into the garage door because you forgot to push the button on the automatic garage door opener.”
(from 365 Senior Moments You’d Rather Forget, (c) 2012, by Karen O’Connor, Harvest House Publishers)
Seniors Aren’t the Only Ones Who Forget
I discovered early on that some personalities have…hum…more of a tendency to forget than others. Some of us have “selective memory.” Here’s a familiar scenario from my life as a younger woman: Read more
September 9, 2012
Today’s post features an interview with Jocelyn Green, author of the new historical fiction release, Wedded to War. Be sure to leave a comment at the end of today’s blog to be entered in this book giveaway. Her book is an interesting read, and you’ll be amazed at the amount of research that must have gone into this historical fiction piece.
Let’s talk about Wedded to War (River North Fiction/Moody, July 2012). Please tell us about it.
This novel grew out of research I did for my nonfiction book, Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front, which just released this summer, too. Wedded to War was inspired by the life of Civil War nurse Georgeanna Woolsey. So the book begins in April 1861, and the Union Army‘s Medical Department is a disaster, completely unprepared for the magnitude of war. A small group of New York City women, including 28-year-old Charlotte Waverly (inspired by Georgeanna), decide to do something about it, and end up changing the course of the war, despite criticism, ridicule and social ostracism. Read more
August 8, 2012
Have you been in a sheep pen? Most of us have, though maybe not a literal one. Some of us choose to stay there. Others move on. Read more