My original post about the Orphan Spirit is popular. I didn’t write most of the information there; I included articles by other authors and included their names and websites. I had two revelations this week that I will share. I find that other people go through similar trials. The first is from the book Complex … More The Orphan Spirit part 3
Preamble: Forgive my rhyme and meter For it has been so long Since I have been in college; I hope that it’s not wrong. *** It must have taken decades for James Strong to find the words to help our understanding and tell us what we heard to research Greek and Hebrew and some … More An ode to Mr. Strong #thursdaythoughts
Last summer while in Canada I picked up “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. Big mistake. I was going to re-gift* this book at my Writer’s Group party next week but I wanted to read it first. First, let me confess: there are very few novels that I actually finish reading. They just don’t hold my … More Being cold, wet, tired and hungry makes me feel unloved. So why read a book about it?
My Nurse Practitioner recommended this book for PTSD survivors. This could include returning Veterans, victims of crimes, and those abused as children. We have all heard of the “fight or flight” theory of dealing with danger or stress. But I believed there is a third one, “freeze”. When you just don’t know what to do, … More You are not crazy: This book says so! #BuyThisBook #books
Peace. What is true Peace? How do we obtain it? Did you know that Peace is a weapon? I found myself marking every page and writing in my notebook as I read The Weapon of Peace: Warfare Strategies from the Courts of Heaven by Reeni Mederos. What is illegal spiritual warfare, and how does it … More The best 4 bucks I ever spent
With all the talk of racism in the news, what do we tell our children? How do we talk to them? A Doll Like My Mommy is the celebration of an interracial family. It depicts each family member’s uniqueness while acknowledging their inherent similarities. This book is filled with images of loving interaction between all … More If you really want to combat racism, read to a child #reading #children #racism #family #kids
Do you have some time when you will be stuck at the airport or a doctor’s waiting room? I have an answer for you. I just picked up Anna C. Bowling’s Never Too Late and read it Saturday night. It’s a sweet historical romance following Amelia Sinclair, a 19th century banker’s wife who lived the … More Looking for a quick, easy, and satisfying read?
What if, instead of a Jew, a gentile atheist was arrested and thrown into a concentration camp? That’s exactly what happened in the book Scheisshaus Luck, Surviving the Unspeakable in Auschwitz and Dora by Pierre Berg with Brian Brock. This is Pierre’s actual story of enduring the Holocaust. When I looked at the cover, I … More What if an atheist wrote about the Holocaust?
I’m not a fan of the Horror genre but I have to respect a man who has sold so many books which were made into blockbuster movies. For those of us writers who are struggling with penning a novel, his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is sweet freedom. When he writes gems … More Stephen King set me free
I recently finished reading an e-book novel called My Outcast Heart by Anna C. Bowling. I don’t normally read romance novels (mostly because they are all sex and very little romance) but this one held my attention. The story takes place in colonial New York in the 1720’s. It is a sweet story of a … More My Outcast Heart – I recommend you read this book!
The book “Angela’s Ashes” burst on the scene two decades ago and of course it was made into a movie because any good book should be made into a movie, sure as I’m tellin’ ya. Francis “Frankie” McCourt tells us of his poor father who can’t keep a job he likes the pint so much, … More Rereading McCourt for NaNoWriMo
Daily Prompt: What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now? The book that brings back the best memories for me is Twas the Night Before Christmas. My father read this book to us with his own twist. For example: When out on the lawn there arose such a … More ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas….
I went to the library the other day to pick up 2 books that were reserved for me. One is by Corrie ten Boom, the Dutch woman who hid Jews during WWII. If you know anything about Ms. ten Boom, she was a very strong Christian, and had her faith tested severely when she and her sister … More What are you reading lately?
Book Review: The Gendarme by Mark Mustian. I was walking through the Public Library and the cover of this book jumped out at me. It is a picture of a young woman, and only one side of her face can be seen. The title caught my eye, “The Gendarme.” [ This is because I am addicted … More The Gendarme