Friday, June 5, 2020

Favorite Book Friday

The Art of Rivers (Coastal Hearts series 3) by Janet W. Ferguson Christian contemporary romance. She tackled the difficult subject of addiction. I could not put the book down. I loved Coop and Rivers. I also loved Kevin and Gabby and Davis and Priscilla and Phoenix! I hope Gabby's story is coming soon. I'll be reading the other books in the series.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tuesday Tidbit

I've less than a chapter to go. This month, it is two years since ownership of my books was returned. I hope to finish edits, this month. Carol Fiorillo, the cover artist, will be making sure the cover fits the requirements, and I will be making sure the formatting is correct. Hopefully, the book will be available this month or July. What an adventure.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday Scripture

Ruth 2:7

And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Saturday Links

Vrunda Chauk discusses "Is Talent All that it Takes?"
https://vrundachauk.wordpress.com/2020/01/20/is-talent-all-that-it-takes/

Jill McIlreavy, over at Mustard Seed Blog, shares "Beyond Your Wildest Expectations!"
https://mustardseedblogs.com/2020/01/20/beyond-your-wildest-expectations/

God bless.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Favorite Book Friday

Chance for Home (Chance 2) by Traci Hunter Abramson Inspirational romance. In one scene, the main couple visit a restaurant, in Phoenix, where the entire staff dressed in costumes and stayed in character. I was transported back decades to Bobby McGee's. Taking a trip down memory lane, I discovered it is now Bobby Q. I may have to go sometime, for fun. I love the characters and the story.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Musical Thursday

Tim Janis' "White Shores" 2 hours of beautiful music and gorgeous videos/photos

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tuesday Tidbit

A chapter and a half left to edit. Being a caregiver has changed my writing time. I'm endeavoring to remember that God created times and seasons. Right now is my season to be a caregiver. I'm not giving up on my writing, but I'm also working hard to give it to God. Being a survivor, I value being in control. God's teaching me to give control to Him.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

All gave some. Some gave all.
It is on this day that we remember those who gave all.
May God bless their family and friends.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sunday Scripture

Ruth 2:6

And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It is the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab...

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Saturday Links

Short and fun, moon bunny creations by Helen Mira Tanner:
https://moonbunnycreations.wordpress.com/2020/01/06/new-years-resolutions/

Pathways and Patinas shared "Hiking Mt. Snowdon, in Wales..." and now I want to visit.
https://pathwaysandpatinas.com/2020/01/08/hiking-mt-snowdon-in-wales-an-easier-alternative/

God bless.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Favorite Book Friday

Chances Are (Chance 1) by Traci Hunter Abramson Inspirational romance. Another marriage of convenience, and I loved it. I must admit that in interest in particular storylines is greatly influenced by the storyteller. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday Tidbit

I'm so close to being finished and yet so far. I've less than 17 pages to go. My hope is to finish and prepare for publishing by the end of June. It's the first time I will publish a paperback under Kindle, since it took over Create Space. I'm nervous. I'm always nervous doing something new. "Feel the fear and do it anyway." I read that book decades ago and still recite it in my head.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday Quote

If you think something is ugly, look harder. Ugliness is just a failure of seeing."
~ Matt Haig

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunday Scripture

Ruth 2:5

Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this?

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Saturday Links

Angela, over at Water For Camels, gives practical advice for parents on teaching Stranger Danger:
https://waterforcamels.com/2020/01/11/sweetie-pie/

Jill's post, over at Mustard Seed Blog, made me evaluate how I treat God:
https://mustardseedblogs.com/2020/01/13/pray-without-ceasing/

God bless.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Favorite Book Friday

The Cowboy's Convenient Marriage (Saddle Springs series 4) by Valerie Comer Christian contemporary romance. I'm not a fan of convenient marriages in contemporary settings, but Valerie Comer made this one work. I want to read more of her books, start at the beginning of this series.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tuesday Tidbit

I used "train of thought" and worried the idiom wasn't in use in the early 1800s, since trains, such as railways, weren't yet in use. However, a little research revealed that "train of thought" was first used in 1651 by Thomas Hobbes. Learned something new.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Monday Quote

If we feel fear, we need more love.
~ Arthur Brooks
 

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sunday Scripture

Ruth 2:4

And, behold, Boaz came from Beth-lehem, and said unto the reapers, The Lord be with you. And they answered him, The Lord bless thee.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Saturday Links

Luke Shelton is a Tolkien and Medieval researcher. This is one of many responses to his project:
https://luke-shelton.com/2019/03/19/marcel-aubron-bulless-experience-tolkien-experience-project-45/

Want to know about the history of the English afternoon tea? Donna Hatch spills it:
https://donnahatch.com/english-afternoon-tea-and-recipes/

God bless.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Favorite Book Friday

Rising Star (Coastal Hearts series 4) by Janet W. Ferguson contemporary Christian romance. This book wasn't anywhere on my list until I read an short excerpt and saw a familiar song title, "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits." I waited for the book to be released and bought it. I laughed and cried and loved the story. Star and Paul struggle like most Christians. Life isn't sweet or nice. They have tough lessons to learn. They each reminded me of myself and my own struggles. I loved the visit to Ireland and the peek into the missionary work in Africa. I'm looking forward to reading more books by Janet W. Ferguson. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tuesday Tidbit

Pshaw appears by 1670, so I replaced tsk with pshaw.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday Quote

I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. 
If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. 
We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
~ C. S. Lewis

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Sunday Scripture

Ruth 2:3

And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Saturday Links

Dyan Diamond, over at Be Inspired!, offered a great insight I've been working on cultivating:
https://dyandiamond.net/2019/12/10/are-you-good-company-2/

I love "The Starfish Story," and Sunshiny SA Site shares it:
https://sunshinysasite.wordpress.com/2019/12/13/the-starfish-story/

God bless.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Favorite Book Friday

Lockdown (Saint Squad series) by Traci Hunter Abramson Christian suspense romance. Once started, I wanted to keep reading all the way to the end.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday Tidbit

Tsk makes it's first official appearance in 1947, far too late for my Regency stories.


Monday, April 27, 2020

Monday Quote

Sometimes deciding who you are is deciding who you will never be again.
~ Sweet Serendipity

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sunday Scripture

Ruth 2:2 last

And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Saturday Links

Jez and Susan Braithwaite share words in Scots. In this post, Susan shares a SoundCloud:
https://susantbraithwaite.com/2019/12/09/things-in-scots-9-swither/

Al Carraway shared inspiration in "I Was Under My Table Crying..."
https://alcarraway.com/2019/12/08/i-was-under-my-table-crying/

God bless.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Favorite Book Friday

Love at Sunset Lake (Abundance series) by Sally Bayless contemporary Christian romance. What a wild roller-coaster ride. I recognized bits of myself in her characters. I've made some of the same mistakes. The messes I landed myself in because I didn't bother to check in with God. A satisfying happy ending.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday Tidbit

Update: I've less than three chapters to edit. The end is in sight. I've finally stopped finding words that weren't used in Regency times. Woohoo! Which isn't a Regency exclamation. Fancy that!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Sunday Scripture

Ruth 2:1

And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a might man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Saturday Links

Last year, History Imagined shared the origins of Memorial Day (I hope the link still works) :
https://historyimagined.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/memorial-day-war-and-remembrance/

The Scots name for man's best friend:
https://laurelhawkes.blogspot.com/2019/11/scripture-study_24.html

God bless.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Favorite Book Friday

Christmas in Abundance (Abundance series novella) by Sally Bayless Christian romance. I disliked both the hero and the heroine to start and fell in love with them as I learned their stories. The story ended up being a page turner. I look forward to reading the other books by Sally Bayless.