Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday Tidbit

Trousseau showed up in 1817, a year too late, in French first. It stopped being italicized by 1833.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday Quote

Light, no matter how dim, always disperses the dark. 
You don't need to be a 1,000 watt bulb. 
Be a flickering candle.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 2:2

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday Links

I'm learning to "Stay Consistent" the way Don Cormier advises:

Some blogs I follow simply because they make me smile, like The Fuzzy Fanatic:

God bless.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues Then and Now by Timothy Ballard, with forward by Mike Tomlin. Mr. Ballard created O.U.R. Operation Underground Railroad. It's a modern day organization dedicated to freeing modern day slaves. The slave trade is more lucrative than gun running and drugs combined. Millions of people, men, women, and children, are in slavery, right now. Mr. Ballard and all those who work with him are determined to end it. In the book, Mr. Ballard lists a number of organizations that are involved in the battle. Choose one. Many people say that if they'd been alive during the Civil War they would have been an abolitionist. Be one now.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Musical Thursday

The movie and the music of "Beyond the Mask" are keepers. 
It's a fun story, set in 1776.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday Tidbit

Fiancee makes its first appearance in 1837 as a French word in English.
Fiance appears by 1826 as a French word in English.
The Online Etymology Dictionary holds a wealth of information.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday Quote

Posted on social media:
I threw in the towel…
God threw it back
and said,
“Wipe your face.
You’re almost there.”
I have to keep in mind that His definition of “almost there” is a bit sketchy.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 2:1

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saturday Links

Dyan Diamond, over at Be Inspired, shared a bit on Seeing in the Darkness:

Idea for a bouquet for those with allergies, and what a wonderful keepsake, from Nancy J. Farrier:

God bless.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

More Pages From the Red Suit Diaries by Ed Butchart is a follow up to his previous book, sharing his experiences as a Santa Claus. What a remarkable man. Anyone can choose to be more like him.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

 Need a quick escape?

Happy New Year?

Welcome to Holiday, USA, small town America, where nothing happens, except holidays... and maybe a little romance, if the hero and heroine trust God.

Officer Tim Black moved to Holiday for a change of scene. He never anticipated wanting to change his single status at the same time, but the lady refuses to even date him.

Sandy Foster moved to Holiday to escape her dysfunctional family, changing everything about her life. Finding someone who wanted to share her life holds a never-ending spot on her uninspiring list of New Year's resolutions.

The tiniest misunderstanding and the willingness to set pride aside might make the difference between spending the New Year alone and a Happily Ever After...


Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year

 King George VI quoted from the poem "God Knows" by Minnie Louise Haskins, in his 1939 Christmas broadcast. The first few lines are the most famous portion. However, I found the poem as a whole inspiring and apropos for the New Year. Written in 1908, it was privately published in 1912. I looked for copyright information specific to this poem and couldn't find anything. I'd rather error on the side of the author. Since the first portion has been widely used, it's all I'm sharing here. I'd encourage looking up the poem as a whole. It's beautiful.

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”


Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 1:29-31

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be fore meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were  the sixth day.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday Links

From We Are One, a story about the Trouble Tree.

Posted at The Writer's Refuge, for those who love "Chicken Soup for the Soul":

When I was feeling sorry for myself, regarding my meager income, God sent a reminder:

God bless.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Her Christmas Wish by Kathryn Springer Christian romance. Definitely a favorite and staying on my annual Christmas Read list.