Category Archives: Books

Written on Dec, 09, 2013 by in , , | Leave a comment

A friend once told me that to really understand the Bible that I first needed to have a good grasp of the Old Testament and thoroughly study the interplay between both the Old and New Testaments.Up until now,  I’ve been very wishy washy in my study of the Bible, focusing on one are for a while and then bouncing off …

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Written on Oct, 21, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

I was incredibly blessed to attend the most awesome little school when I was a child. At any given time, there were not more than 35 children from pre-K right up to grade 9. Teachers were not just teachers and it wasn’t just a school – it was family. I’m probably even more blessed to have stayed in touch with …

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Written on Sep, 25, 2013 by in , | 1 Comment.

Through Fry Propeller, a Christian promotion company, I was given the opportunity to review two books and also offer a giveaway for them. I eagerly awaited them and breezed through them when they arrived. Here’s a little more about the books and my thoughts on them.  As someone that is very moved through music, I was very much looking forward …

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Written on May, 01, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

I recently had to opportunity to review the book Hey God, I’ve Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I’m Gonna Throw Up!  The Whale Tells His Side of the Story. This book is a cutesy take on the story of Jonah told from the perspective of the whale that swallowed him. Thing is, we don’t …

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Written on Apr, 02, 2013 by in , , | 5 Comments.

As a teenager, I always looked forward to watching Touched by Angel. It premiered the year that my mother died and the story lines touched me and made me feel all kinds of emotions that I locked away deep inside. It was a great comfort to me, so I jumped on the oportunity to review a book written by series’ …

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Written on Mar, 07, 2013 by in , , | 1 Comment.

I’ve been gardening for a few years, but my attempts at starting my garden from seeds has only been moderately successful. We did not have rooms with a lot of light. The house was a bit drafty. We had cats that liked to nibble on the young greens. Yes, not perfect growing conditions by far. We recently moved into a …

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Written on Oct, 17, 2012 by in | 1 Comment.

I’ve been living in fear. Fear that my body is falling apart and we’ll never find out why. Fear that I’ve failed my children. Fear that my children will never be able to function in society because I’ve somehow managed to mess them up. Fear that neither my partner nor I are getting what we need from our marriage. Fear …

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Written on May, 21, 2012 by in , | Leave a comment
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I’ll admit that I wasn’t particularly interested in reading Where She Went by Gayle Forman. The book is a sequel to her bestseller, If I Stay, and seeing as I hadn’t read that book I didn’t feel that I’d know the characters as well as I should going into Where She Went. I’ll admit that for the first few chapters …

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Written on Mar, 29, 2012 by in , , | 6 Comments.

Last year I had the chance to read Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got Married by Gary Chapman, author of the bestselling The 5 Love Languages books. As I loved the book, I was eager to review the newest addition to The 5 Love Languages series, a book especially for your kids, A Perfect Pet for Peyton. From …

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Written on Jan, 19, 2012 by in , | Leave a comment

I am quite happy that I was given the opportunity to read Sere Prince Halverson’s debut novel, The Underside of Joy. This book takes the reader on a journey through Ella’s raw emotions after the sudden and tragic death of her husband, Joe, as she uncovers that maybe things weren’t quite as they seemed and all families have secrets. It …

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