Thursday, July 25, 2013

Learning Lap Steel

Jd has been here all week, with no other kids.  Today he and poppy got on the Lap Steel Guitar
and he is practicing in these photos.

Watching what the video is telling him to do.

Following the directions.
And if all works correctly, this is a video of him the first notes are the
instructor on the video, and then Jd looks down, and the following notes
are him, doing the same thing.
He is learning to play TAPS
and didn't know I was filming.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Daughter of Jerusalem by Joan Wolf

Worthy Publishing
312 pages

This is the story of Mary Magdalene, sister of Lazarus and Martha.  At 3, her mother died, and her father soon remarried a woman, who didn't like Mary.  At 10, her father took her to live with her mother's sister, in a well to do household, several days away.  She fell in love with a man she couldn't marry, and then was forced to marry a man she could never love.

This is the kind of book I can't put down, it comes across as written by someone who was there.  When Mary's husband dies, and she is forced to face the fact that she can no longer live in Sepphoris, you can feel her angst.

Can you imagine knowing Jesus personally?  Of seeing your brother raised from the dead?  Of being at the cross, when Jesus was crucified?  Of being at the tomb and realizing that Jesus' body was no longer there?

I keep few books after I review them, but I plan on keeping this one, to read again.

I was given a copy of this book to read and review, no other compensation was given.  I am not required to give a postitive review.  All opinions expressed here are my own

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My Beautiful Cake

My granddaughter baked 
me a cake this morning. 
 Never mind that I'm off wheat and other grains for the next few weeks. 
She stirred, 
poured it in the pan, 
and when it came out of the oven, 
I ran for my camera.

I was a bit slow,
over half of the cake had disappeared
long before it was cool enough
to frost.
Here are 3 of the culprits
the 4th went outside before I could 
get him in the photo.
Now, 5 hrs later, there is one slice of cake left.