Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday Tidbit

Reception, as in a "ceremonial gathering," appears in 1882.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday Quote

When something is done to you
is it a limitation or motivation?
You decide.
~ Nic McKinley
Co-founder of Deliver Fund

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Scripture Study

Genesis 2:18

And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Rain-soaked concrete. I've always loved how even concrete mirrors, when it's wet.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday Links

I prune my roses every January. I didn't always. What a difference it made. Mustard Seed Blog shared a wonderful post on "There is Purpose in Pruning."

Anne Leueen occasionally allows her horse Biasini to add a few words on her blog, Horse Addict:

God bless.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

"Brides of Seattle" series by Kimberly Rose Johnson are sweet contemporary romances. I had trouble putting the books down. I look forward to reading more of her stories.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

Monday Quote

If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind.
If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities.
~ Ann Richards

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

A lot can happen in three days.
Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the World, is Risen.
He Lives.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday

Jesus told them what was coming. Prophecy told them what was coming. What happened had never happened before and would never happen again. Jesus chose to sacrifice Himself to save us.
How lost the disciples must have felt.
The truth: Sunday is coming.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Preparing for Easter

Jim Caviezel's Testimony (Actor who played Jesus Christ in "Passion of the Christ")

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Blessing Basket

Blessing Basket

The thirteenth 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.
Cici, Candy Crothers, lies to everyone, except her Holiday Diner boss, only because he informed her if she lied to him he'd fire her. She ran away from an ugly past and still worries it might catch up to her. Sharing her nightmares is nowhere on her list of things to do, ever.
Trace Brown left the Army honorably but not unscathed. Anger controls his life, holding him back from pretty much everything, including becoming a chef at Holiday Diner. The diner's head hostess intrigues him, but not enough to risk sharing his day-to-day battle with PTSD.
Nothing can drive God away. His hand is stretched out still. He is always there, waiting...

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Scripture Study

John 17:3

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Saturday Links

I like to share pictures on social media that I think would be beautiful places to go for a walk. Restless Jo takes her readers along with her on her walks:

I was raised with a poverty mentality in a foundation of fear. I've worked hard to rip out that foundation and replace it with faith in Jesus Christ. I need a regular reminder to release the former so I'm able to embrace the latter. The Mustard Seed Blog gave an inspiring reminder:

God bless.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

Heretic by G. K. Chesterton a collection of 20 essays, published by Chesterton in 1905. I didn't know some of the names mentioned, and in those essays I focused on how his time parallels with ours. It was interesting to read his opinion of several of the names I knew. It was fascinating to see the world of 1905 through Chesterton's eyes. Some of his opinions would fit right in. I didn't agree with him on some things, but on others I thought him spot on. It might be interesting to take a class or have a study group focused on sharing insights. Some of his observations are delightful nonsense and sometimes he's making light of nonsense. I bought the book in paperback (it's free on Kindle) to do my own study.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday Tidbit

A bit about yeast: I love bread. I start "A Promise of Possibilities" with Ellie, the heroine, making bread. The Ancient Egyptians used leavening, yeast, from grains. Yeast didn't exist in it's granulated form, as we know it, until 1872. Before that it was sold in a block form, beginning in 1825. Before that, it was sold in a liquid form. The Dutch sold a bread-making variety as early as 1780.

Early yeast came from grain and wine fermentation, much like in sour dough. A piece of dough was added to the new batch of bread. I remember reading about a sour dough culture that could be traced back over a hundred years, used by the mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

I'm not fond of the usual sour dough that is aged several days. It's too strong for my taste. However, Kneaders has a one-day sour dough that has a light flavor. Delicious.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Scripture Study

Genesis 2:16-17

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday Links

Fixin' Leaks and Leeks, a blog by Cecilia Kennedy, invariably makes me laugh:

Liam Cross posted a great, and timely for me, article over on Ryan Lanz's "A Writer's Path."

God bless.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca by Maria Goodavage biography. Heartwarming and in places heart wrenching. I learned about Lucca on FB, and followed her page. She passed away 20 January 2018, after 6 years of service and 6 years of retirement. A good age for a big dog. A keeper.

Monday, April 1, 2019

April Fools' Day

Today is April Fools' Day
Believe nothing and
trust no one.

Just like
any other day.

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