Tuesday, July 31, 2012

just a sec...

stopping by
for a second


busy with summer
getting ready to homeschool again
feeling a bit overwhelmed
and lost a bit

just replaced our old computer with a new one

writing when God prompts my heart

will be back..


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mary Magdalene, a review

Long maligned as a prostitute or a woman of questionable reputation, Mary Magdalene's murky story seems lost to the sands of time. Now a portrait of this enigmatic woman comes to life in the hands of an imaginative master storyteller. Diana Wallis Taylor's Mary is a woman devastated by circumstances beyond her control and plagued with terrifying dreams--until she has a life-changing confrontation with the Savior. Lovers of historical and biblical fiction will find this creative telling of Mary's story utterly original and respectful as it opens their eyes to the redeeming work of Christ in the lives of those who follow him. 

 Being taken in by a book is often rare, but the author of THIS book does it through a story of a seemingly-too-crazed woman, Mary Magdalene.  I've always been aware and curious of her story.   I love the depth the author put into the characters.   You do not come out of reading this book not having cried or despaired for Mary.  So many things will almost destroy her, but she does have Hope.   I loved witnessing her story anew.   Truly brilliant writing, with just enough historical accuracies as well as imaginative fiction to balance this beautiful message of redemption and healing!   Five stars!  Thank you to Revell for the review copy in return for my honest review!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

a camping we will go!

 who knows...maybe I showed these photos already!   this Momma's mind forgets easily..so if I did, I apologize! If I didn't....here, above, is WD.  His expression KILLS ME!   It's soooo sweet and laid back.  Below is Eliana...my niece.

 Here are three cousins- my Philip and my Ella with the beautiful hat-wearing Abigail, their cousin!  Below is not a camping trip but one from my sweetie's parents' place.   In the middle are my oldest two, and then their cousins Sydney and Noah.  Here, we kinda, sorta, a little bit replicated an older photo from a few years back. 

Director's Cut, by Janice Thompson

Tia Morales is used to calling the shots. She’s the director of the popular sitcom Stars Collide, and her life on set is calculated and orderly. Well, most of the time. But her life outside the studio is another matter. If only she could get her family to behave as well as her stars do! When she starts butting heads with handsome camera operator Jason Harris, it’s enough to send a girl over the edge. Will she ever learn to let go and take life–and love–as it comes?
Full of the humor and crazy family dynamics Janice Thompson fans have come to love, this colorful story gives readers an inside look at Hollywood and a healthy dose of romance.
Tia is a character you will not forget! I thought it was a diverse book- bringing many brilliant characters into play, and concluding a series.  Although I have not read the other two in this series by Janice Thompson, this one would sure delight you enough to go get the other two.   Romance, personal struggles, and faith...it's all in here, in a genre that I personally don't get to read too often!   Four stars! 

Thank you to Baker Publishing (Revell) for the complimentary copy in return for an honest review!