Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Published by Thomas Nelson
337 pages
An Amish Wonders Novel
Can I give this book about 10 stars?

Josiah Plank lost his wife, the only woman he thought he could ever love.  He is left with a deaf child, 8 year old Hannah, who misses her mother terribly, and his father in law, Simon, who is living on the farm.  

Lindie Wyse finds herself in a mess, and her brother, a friend of Josiah, convinces her that she should marry his friend, leaving the only place she has ever lived, and move to a completely foreign area. 
 A letter from Josiah says he will offer her his name, but not his heart.
Lindie almost backs out when they arrive, but she sees no way to support herself, so she and Josiah get married, then her brother gets back on the bus, heading home, and leaving Lindie in the care of strangers.
Can you imagine yourself in a new place, with not one person you know, a husband who is still in love with his dead wife, and now finds himself ill, and a baby on the way?

 Ruth Reid is one of my favorite Authors, her books are clean, and they always are so uplifting, never are they predictable, as some books tend to be, after the author has written a few books.  
I think this is my favorite of all her books, so far, but then I say that after every one I read. 

I was given a copy of this book by the author, no other compensation was given.  All opinions expressed here are my own, I'm not required to give a favorable review.

Monday, October 21, 2013

I, Saul by Jerry B. Jenkins

Worthy Publishing

When Augustine Knox receives a message from his friend, needing help, he doesn't realize what he is getting himself into, at that moment.
This is a gripping story, that switches from present day, to the time of Paul, 2000 years earlier, when he is in prison facing death. 

I think you will enjoy this book, there were times I got so intrigued, that I didn't realize how long I had been reading. Don't sit down to read for 10 minutes, before you have an important appointment, or you may miss it.

I was given a copy of this book by Worthy Publishing to read and review.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions expressed here are my own.  I'm not required to give a positive review.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

OK another naming opportunity

One of two things is going to happen here, in the next few weeks.  
Either you will be reading my obituary in the newspaper, and hubby's arrest, or

I will be getting one of these.  
No, this isn't a photo of the one I am getting,
they are only 2 weeks old, and the only photo I've seen was on a phone, so all I know is she has 2 black, a white, and 3 others, 4 male and 2 female.  Since I already sweep up black dog hair from this stinker
(the other dog is my grandson's and  he visits occasionally)
I figured I'd just go for matching hair.

OK, so here goes.
The Rules for naming.
Has to be a male name, no sissy girly names.
The name will have to fit the dog.
It will have be be kind of unique.
This means I won't choose a winner, until I actually see
and hold him, and watch his temprament for a few days.
Feel free to offer more than one entry 

Just a hint
here is a short list of Boys names
that I've used in the past:
Monster (chihuahua)
Pancho Villa
Big Foot
BA (Bad Attitude)
Lucky (white Chihuahua)
Huckleberry Hound 
So have at it, and come up with some good names.

or, if the other
thing happens, if you are close enough, come to the funeral...

Friday, October 11, 2013

THE COMPASS The study Bible for navigating your life

Published by Thomas Nelson 2012

The Compass is a Bible set in what I consider normal language.  It makes for easier reading, and then, it also has a detailed summary of what you have just read, with a bit of explaination.   I don't know about a lot of people, but to me, some of the Bible, in the KJV form, is a bit hard for me to understand.  This, with the summary, is more like following along with someone else while you study, and discussing what you have read, to help understand it.  

There are also Historical references which help with the timeline, or did for me.  

I only had one small problem, the print was a bit small for me.  Of course, at my age, lots of printed material is a bit small for comfortable reading. 

I recommend that you look at THE COMPASS and see if it is for you, and give it a chance.  I learned a few things, that helped me understand what I was reading, and had read before, but made it much more understandable this time.

I was given a copy of THE COMPASS to read and review.  No other compensation was given.  I am not required to give a positive review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Our new original artwork

Skylar is taking art lessons from her Aunt Robin,
and she has painted each of us an original 
I have a beautiful butterfly hanging in the hallway.

She was trying to figure out what to do for Poppy,
and decided since he loves guitars so much,
she would paint him a guitar.

It  now hangs in our living room.

Worth every bit as much as a Rembrandt.

Kitty pictures

If you try holding 2 at a time, they fight over the bottle.
3 weeks old.