Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Celebrate Halloween

With a fun novella:

Secondhand Samhain

The seventh novella in the series...

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

Jan Connor, the new manager of the secondhand shop Vintage Holiday, loves her job, her town, and her life. She doesn't need anything, except a little bit of help. Her annual Halloween birthday party isn't coming together, and her antiquated computer system is only making it worse.

Trent McDonald, computer guru extraordinaire, is looking for a place to call home. His brother, Cowboy, suggested Holiday might offer what he needs but never mentioned Vintage Holiday's pretty shop manager.

Between one breath and the next, God changes everything...

http://www.amazon.com/Secondhand-Samhain-Holiday-USA-Book-ebook/dp/B01A0IBBQI/ref=sr_1_1

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Fribble: A trifler, frivolous ~ From "The Regency Reference Book" by Emily Hendrickson

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 1:9-10

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear, and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

"Out of the Blue Bouquet" Crossroads Collection, five novellas, by Hallee Bridgeman, Alana Terry, Carol Moncado, Chautona Havig, and Amanda Tru. I liked it well enough to buy the next collection. Sounds underwhelming, but finances are tight; for me, it says a lot about how much I enjoy a book to buy the next in the series.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Musical Thursday

Some of my favorites to fit a Halloween mood:

Most people will recognize this piece of music but may not know the name. From Carmina Burana ~ O Fortuna by Carl Orff performed by Cast in Bronze, and Phantom of the Opera. I own most of the CDs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kA9lrTS-Tc

Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRU1AJsXN1g

Gustav Holst's Mars from The Planets

https://youtu.be/Jmk5frp6-3Q

Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt) by Edvard Grieg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLp_Hh6DKWc

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J. S. Bach needs to be heard as an organ piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho9rZjlsyYY

Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCEDfZgDPS8

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Stuffy, as in pompous or smug, didn't show up until 1895.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday Quote

What is to give light must endure burning. ~ Viktor Frankl

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 1:7-8

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday Links

One of the main reasons I read blogs is to be uplifted, inspired, encouraged. I choose blogs that remind me that people are good and the hard times are survivable. I recently added John-Eli to my reading list:
https://john-eli.com/2018/08/13/hand-squeeze/

Some blogs are worth the few moments to read for the humor value:
https://fixinleaksnleeksdiy.blog/2018/08/19/how-to-know-when-its-time-to-take-salsa-dancing-lessons/
 
God bless.
Raindrops on the carport.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Out of the Blue Bouquet (Out of the Blue Bouquet: Crossroads Collection Book 5) by Amanda Tru contemporary Christian romance. I loved this story and will buy other books by Amanda Tru. The collection can be read in a group, as there are discussion questions after each story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Musical Thursday

I've posted this one before, but I need the reminder from time to time:
MercyMe's "Even If"

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Skimp did not appear until 1879. However, scrimp appeared around 1718.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday Quote

Revenge is a dish best given to God to serve as He pleases.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 1:6

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday Links

The study about the value of talking to yourself was in English, but I wouldn't have learned about it without the Greek blog I follow:
https://searchingthemeaningoflife.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/according-to-scientists-the-people-who-talk-to-themselves-are-geniuses/

What a blessing heartwarming stories are. Good Time Stories shared this one:
https://mygoodtimestories.com/2018/08/12/one-dollar-and-eleven-cents-2/

God bless.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

"Hondo" by Louis L'Amour, anything by Louis L'Amour.
I never read a book by him I didn't like.
He's a wonderful storyteller.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Musical Thursday

Gentri's "Be Still My Soul"
God bless those in the path of hurricane Michael.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Opportunity didn't appear until the end of the 1800s.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 1:5

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday Links

John-Eli & Friends shares his insights on his first job. My first job was cleaning houses. It helped me earn my job in housekeeping in Yellowstone, an amazing summer.
https://john-eli.com/2018/08/06/smelly-job/

How do you ship competing horses? Anne Leueen gives a peek, interviewing one of the grooms.
https://horseaddict.net/2018/08/07/52-horses-stranded-in-a-cargo-plane-at-the-singapore-airport/

God bless.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Courting Calla (Out of the Blue Bouquet: Crossroads Collection Book 1) by Hallee Bridgeman contemporary Christian romance. I enjoy Hallee's books and own many of them. This one is part of a series, and I'm adding them to my wish list.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018