Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday Tidbit

Hectic, as in feverishly exciting or full of disorganized activity, appeared in 1904. However, it was also a noun in Middle English meaning feverish desire or consuming passion, from the early 15th century. To use or not to use... that is the question.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday Quote

The world is more than willing to beat you up; be the positive rebellion in your life. 
~ Laurel Hawkes

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 2:4-5

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday Links

I appreciate the inspirational boost I find at blogs like Tales from the Mama Duck:

I hope what Adrien Segal shared helps someone else, in a world that scoffs at purity:

God bless.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Are you ready?

Chocolate Cake day is January 27th. How could I resist celebrating such a delicious holiday?
Chocolate Cake for Two

Ready for the second novella in the series?

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.

Freed, after being wrongly imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Henry Weaver needs a fresh start. The "Help Wanted" sign in the cupcake shop window couldn't possibly be the answer to his prayer.

Holiday Sweets, a specialty cupcake shop, is Annie Sweet's heritage. Everything would be perfect if only she could find competent help. An ultimatum demands Annie make a painful decision.

Choosing God is rarely the easy way, and sometimes the way to Happily Ever After appears impossible...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday Tidbit

Stall, as in prevaricate, be evasive, play for time, doesn't show up until 1903. Stalling, action of being evasive, appears in 1927. Bother.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 2:3

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saturday Links

I admire Lynn, her courage in living her story and her mission. I've followed her blog for years:

Ruby Mae, over at Truly Inspired Books, shared a true story I love and had heard long ago.

God bless.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

Flee from Evil (Water's Edge Book 1) by Connie Almony Christian Suspense romance. A page turner. She tackled a difficult topic, forgiveness. It mostly tied up at the end, but a few things were left for the next book.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Musical Thursday

"The Man From Snowy River" movie and music score

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...