I won an advanced reader's copy of "The Weaver's Daughter" by Sarah E. Ladd, one of my favorite writers of faith-based historical novels. I was excited to see what a book in the "proof" stage of publishing looks like. I had to make myself stop reading the first night, if that tells you anything. It's… Continue reading Review of an ARC of Sarah E. Ladd’s “The Weaver’s Daughter”
The story of David and Goliath is revisited in Louie Giglio’s book, “Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants." His book is based on a series of messages he gave at Passion City Church, Atlanta, Georgia. Our women’s Bible study finished this series and book at our last meeting this month. We did… Continue reading A review of “Goliath Must Fall”
I promised I would tell you about this easy, moist, yellow cake recipe with its lovely hints of the tropics inside called "Pineapple Sunshine Cake." I made this recipe along with pasta salad from my previous post about the party with the ladies from Bible study. I -- like many people -- love searching Yummly.… Continue reading A summer party dessert, part 2
I received Michelle Griep's "The Innkeeper's Daughter," on my Kindle as part of a Goodreads.com giveaway. In my review on the site, I gave this novel a 4-star review. I eventually became engaged with the characters and plot, but I struggled at the beginning. Something Judge Judith Sheindlin says came to my mind today when… Continue reading A review of faith-based, historical fiction novel, “The Innkeeper’s Daughter”
This week while listening to a local Dayton news program, I heard the reporter say a story was coming up about how more people than ever were having problems with alcoholism. I thought about the story later as my mind made a list of sources where drinking is encouraged. I can't think of too many… Continue reading Alcohol abuse today not unlike what smoking was to people back in the day
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah." -- Psalm 46: 1-3 My grandparents… Continue reading Refuge in times of trouble
Making ham and potato bake with the slow cooker saves the time it used to take to make this dish in the oven.
I've missed seeing the ladies from my women's Bible study. Summer months are set aside to allow down time for church staff and families. Jean Cope, the lady who heads up our group, has said in the past, "We ladies need our girlfriends." I think that's why she works to bring us together on breaks.… Continue reading A summer party pasta salad, part 1