Friday, March 31, 2017

Favorite Book Friday

A Warrior's Faith: Navy SEAL Ryan Job by Robert Vera, a biography. It's funny, heartbreaking, and life changing, for me. I underlined and starred bits that touched my soul. This made me laugh:

Ryan was proud of his slow and steady, "deliberate" pace. He once told me that he had the speed of an narcoleptic sloth.

It also told me that though Ryan didn't fit the "ideal" SEAL in body, he did in spirit. In the end, that's all that mattered. As the Bible says, Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the heart. It applies to me too. I will never be the same after reading this book. A keeper.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Musical Thursday

Sometimes, I'll check something on YouTube because it was posted on social media, and then I end up listening for another hour. Happened when The Piano Guys posted a link to one of their numbers on their latest album. "A Thousand Years" is on Uncharted, their newest album. I need to buy it; added it to my Wish List.

Bonus: Interview with The Piano Guys on the Dove Channel:
The picture is from a light show at the local botanical garden, a while ago.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday Tidbit

Last unedited line added to "Giving Thanks" novella #11 of the Holiday, USA series:

They ushered Michelle deeper into the house, with Theo close on her heels, and turned her over to him to make introductions.
Art from the local botanical garden's light show, a while ago, taken with my little digital camera.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday Quote

Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties. 
~ C. S. Lewis

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 16:16

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday Links

Suzanne Askham shares a post on how to have a healthy life:

Fit Faithful has been posting a series "Into the Minds of Men." This installment is on Friends:

If you're interested in learning more about herb lore Beth Trissel is presenting an April Workshop:

God bless.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Favorite Book Friday

Fostered by Love series by Kimberly Rae Jordan ties into her Callaghans and McFaddens series. Each book is a stand along, but characters are interwoven throughout. She writes the kind of books I love to read and hope I write.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday Tidbit

Last unedited line added to "Giving Thanks" novella #11 in the Holiday, USA series:

--> She'd never felt both wanted and cherished.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday Quote

"Hence I cannot be silent, and indeed I ought not to be,
about the many blessings and the great grace which the Lord
has deigned to bestow upon me."  
~Saint Patrick

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 16:7

When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Have you read the first year, 2014, of the Holiday, USA series?

Tough Luck

The fourth novella in the series is finally here...

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

Holiday's playboy, Brent Kelly, returns home a changed man, if only everyone would believe him. The First Annual Tough Luck Run offers him the opportunity to prove he turned over a new leaf.

Cindy Garvey has worked hard her whole life, and now she is preparing to move from employee to business owner with her best friend. The last thing she needs is one more surprise in her life.

God provides the way to Happily Ever After, no matter how far astray His children wander... 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday Tidbit

Last unedited lines added to "Giving Thanks," novella #11 of the Holiday, USA series:

"...I gave away what I should have cherished."

"Yourself." Her surprise turned to acknowledgement.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday Quote

Be weird. Be random. Be who you are. Because you never know who would love the person you hide. ~ C. S. Lewis

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Favorite Book Friday

"Far Above Rubies" by George MacDonald is a love story. Born 10 December 1824, in Scotland, he passed away 18 September 1905, in England. As I read, I felt touched by a kindred spirit and couldn't help but wonder if we somewhere share the same family line. Reading his book was like coming home, finding a bit of myself in his words.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tuesday Tidbit

At unedited bit from "Giving Thanks," novella #11, in the Holiday, USA series. My sister is taking photos for the cover, today.

"It's why they named me Theodore. It means God given."

Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday Quote

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. 
~ C. S. Lewis

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 16:3

Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Saturday Links

Cheryl Wright's blog, Plucking of My Heartstrings, is another blog I follow. This particular link is to this week's "Musical Monday ~ Tribute Songs to Those Who have Died."

If you're interested in polar bears, you might like Susan J. Crockford's blog Polar Bear Science.

God bless.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Favorite Book Friday

Forget Paris (Love in Store series Book 4) by Autumn Macarthur Christian romance. I enjoy her stories. As you can see, I'm on book four of this series and have worked through several of another series. She also shares lovely memes, often Bible verses, on social media.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Musical Thursday

"Even If" by MercyMe, a favorite group, from the first song I remember hearing by them, "I Can Only Imagine."