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“God Loves Ugly” book & study guide review

My women's group chose Christa Black Gifford's "God Loves Ugly & Love Makes Beautiful" book and study guide for a 9-week study on Zoom. Christa is a popular blogger, singer, songwriter, and violinist, as well as an author and speaker. She has played violin on tour with the Jonas brothers, Jordan Sparks, and Michael W.… Continue reading “God Loves Ugly” book & study guide review

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“Stay With Me,” a cozy, fall read

The cover art fits the description of Genevieve especially. In her first book of the Misty River Romance series, Becky Wade opened “Stay with Me” with a nod to “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” Sam Turner, the owner of Sugar Maple Farms, found a young woman asleep on a bed in his guesthouse. The intruder,… Continue reading “Stay With Me,” a cozy, fall read

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A Review of Bob Goff’s “Dream Big”

It's been a while since I read Bob Goff's "Everybody, Always," but I remember him for his storytelling, generous spirit, and loving heart for people. Having read his latest book, “Dream Big: Know What You Want, Why You Want It, and What You're Going To Do About It,” I echoed my husband Dave's response: I… Continue reading A Review of Bob Goff’s “Dream Big”


Never Forget by Michel Bussi [Book Review] (Orion Blog Tour) @orionbooks @michelbussi #thriller #neverforget #orionbooks #blogtour #amreading #bookreview #translated #mystery

"Never Forget" sounds like an exciting psychological thriller. I'm bookmarking this review so I don't forget in the meantime. (I'm reading three books at once at the moment, but I think this would make a great Halloween/October read.)

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An ARC Review of “Vesper Flights” by Helen MacDonald

Dr. David E. Russell, Miami University, Dept. of Biology, shows one of the two female Saw-Whet owls to an audience member during a talk on banding owls on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, Nature Center Education Room, Germantown Metropark, Germantown, Ohio. I love exploring gardens and live for bird-watching...especially birds of prey. I remember the first… Continue reading An ARC Review of “Vesper Flights” by Helen MacDonald

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Approaches to treating chronic migraine 4

Fellow migraineur Teri Roberts is an advocate for those with migraine. She's the editorial director of the site Migraine, an excellent resource for those searching for information when seeking treatment for migraine. I am especially thankful of this migraine rock star for one of her suggestions that led me to finally find someone… Continue reading Approaches to treating chronic migraine 4

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A review of Timothy Keller’s 2014 book on “Prayer”

I recommend the book “Prayer: Experiencing Awe & Intimacy with God” by Timothy Keller for readers who seek well-researched, well-thought-out answers about prayer. In my last post, I gave my first impressions: "This is not light reading." I remembered while drafting this review that I had a similar experience with another author I labeled "difficult."… Continue reading A review of Timothy Keller’s 2014 book on “Prayer”


A short chat about active reading

I will call 2020 as my year to learn about what it takes to have a rich prayer life. I do pray often, but I don’t have a prayer routine. Sometimes I am distracted by my mind’s endless list of demands. I want to pray and not just in crisis mode and not out of… Continue reading A short chat about active reading

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Review of “The Governess of Penwythe Hall”

“Fear is a bitter vile enemy – it will rob you of today’s joys and steal your strength to fight for your purpose.”– Elizabeth Abbott, “The Governess of Penwythe Hall” Sarah E. Ladd tipped her hat to the series "Poldark." She picked the location of the Masterpiece drama as the main destination for characters in… Continue reading Review of “The Governess of Penwythe Hall”


Words With Scammers

I love word games and recently have gotten hooked on Words With Friends (WWF) on my Kindle. My strategy as a player has enjoyed some progress. I love when I have a strong opponent. I haven’t been able to play with my Facebook friends though. Every time I try to click on link that takes… Continue reading Words With Scammers