Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Umpteenth, a popular World War I army slang, wasn't recorded until 1907, almost 100 years too late.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 24:16

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Saturday Links

Dyan Diamond shared a post on gratitude. I've noticed a difference in my attitude as I share a list of things I'm grateful for, every evening, on social media.

I was looking up information on one of my favorite movies "Facing the Giants" and found this article I enjoyed, over on Dove:

God bless.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Fire and Ash by Anne Patrick Christian suspense romance. She writes a good story. I own other books by Anne.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Today's word sassy doesn't appear until 1833, in America. Somewhere in my travels through life I picked up "sassy baggage." I use it, quite often. Alas, I can't use it in my Regency books.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 24:13-14

My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou has found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday Links

Thanks to Wander Lust Plus One, I have the opportunity to visit amazing places through their blog:

Not a travel blog but a recipe blog, Commememucho, in Spanish, was recently in England and shared their stop in the "Crown Inn." G-mail did a fair job of translating when the notification showed up.

God bless.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Any book by James Herriot, which is not his real name. When I returned from Scotland the bus tour guide announced we were traveling through James Herriot country as we drove south through York.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Today's word is familial, pertaining to family, which didn't appear in the English language until 1888.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 24:10

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Saturday Links

Jill, over at Mustard Seed Blog, shared a great post on Confronting Fear. I always appreciate encouraging reminders:

I love the carousel. America on Coffee blog shares the history of carousels:

God bless.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Virtues and Valor series by Hallee Bridgeman, Christian romance writer, contains eight episodes, the same World War II event from eight different points of view and includes the history of the heroine or hero or event inspiring the episode. Hallee is on my must read list. I laughed and I cried and I had a tough time putting down my Kindle until I'd read every episode.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Musical Thursday

Christmas in July
Casting Crowns' Gloria/Angels We Have Heard on High

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

The recent closing of the publisher of thirteen of my books provides a new opportunity to review and expand several of my books. I'm changing Tuesday Tidbit posts from sharing pieces of what I'm currently writing to sharing why I'm making some of the changes I am.

For example: "A Promise of Possibilities" was close to publishing when an author friend introduced me to the online entomology dictionary. The entomology dictionary gives the origin of words.

This week's word is serial. I used it in the original. I checked the entomology dictionary and discovered it is dated to 1846, thirty years after my story.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 24:9

The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Saturday Links

Do you like hiking? Becky Lower, over at History Imagined, shared a post on "The National Trails System in America." Now I want to go hiking.

Over on Searching the Meaning of Life is a post about ways to clear your mind, using art. (It's in Greek. Google translate does a pretty good job.)

God bless.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

"Those Who Love: A Biographical Novel of Abigail and John Adams" by Irving Stone. The author created the material tying together the actual letters and journals used. My favorite historical couple.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunday Scripture

John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.