Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A Day Off

Yesterday, my sister and I attended the Renaissance Fair. We enjoyed the music of Tartanic Bagpipe and Drums and Cast in Bronze. We enjoyed crepes for lunch, our annual tradition. We decided to head home, and the blustery day turned to sprinkles. The rain increased in intensity as we made our way to her car. We slid inside, laughing, as the sky opened up in a downpour. I was still wet when I arrived home forty-five minutes later and my cloak was still wet two hours later. We had a great time.

Sometimes, it's important to step away from everything and simply be in the moment.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday Quote

From "Christmas Present," the eighth novella in the Holiday, USA series:

"Every event changes you. Sometimes it's small. Sometimes it's shattering. The question is do you allow all those things to change you for the better or for the worse?"

http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Present-Holiday-USA-Book-ebook/dp/B01ASDPDJQ/ref=sr_1_1

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday Links

Want to know a little more about the Wise Men? Caroline Warfield, over at History Imagined, researched and shared:
https://historyimagined.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/a-few-wise-men/

Searching The Meaning Of Life! (S.T.M.O.L.) shared part of a conversation between Robert Frost and Octavio Paz, Life is Like Poetry. It's in Greek. Google Translate is a wonderful thing:
https://searchingthemeaningoflife.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/life-is-like-poetry-robert-frost-octavio-paz/

God bless.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Love Song (Buckley, Texas series book 1) by Sharon Gillenwater western contemporary Christian romance. I should have read the this series before reading Gideon and Kylie, as it's a continuation. The books stand alone, but people are introduced in other stories. Loved it!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Are you ready for Valentine's Day?

What about a fun novella to start?

Valentine Delivery

Time for the third novella in the series...

Welcome back to Holiday, USA, small town America, where nothing happens, except holidays... and maybe a little romance, if the hero and heroine trust God.

Lance Nelson delivers flowers every Valentine's Day. This year, he decides to show the woman he's secretly loved all his life exactly how he feels, creating a unique bouquet especially for her.

This Valentine's Day, Sharon Kelly decides to stop waiting for someone to send her what she wants and orders a bouquet of flowers for herself. She might as well arrange for her secret crush to deliver them.

God works in mysterious ways to provide the way to Happily Ever After, even when His children stand in their own way...

http://www.amazon.com/Valentine-Delivery-Holiday-Laurel-Hawkes-ebook/dp/B00IGVA8SY/ref=sr_1_3

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday Links

Denise Balog's posts always touch my heart. This one was posted in January, and yet it's also perfect for Valentine's Day:
https://denisebalog.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/she-asked-again-what-do-you-seek/

A wonderfully inspiring post from Mustard Seed blog about the value of trials as taught by a silk moth:
https://mustardseedblogs.com/2018/01/09/perseverance-produces-character-lessons-from-a-silk-moth/

God bless.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Gideon and Kylie (Buckley, Texas: Rolling Star Ranch series book 1) by Sharon Gillenwater western contemporary Christian romance. Charming. I know some people don't like that word, but I like it. Sharon is one of my Must Read authors.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Musical Thursday

My precious great niece, Emma, entered the world, yesterday. Ten minutes later, she returned home to God. For those who believe Love doesn't Hurt, you are wrong. Love is not abusive. Love is devastating, powerful, vulnerable, joyous, sorrowful, humbling, consuming, giving, unique, beautiful, painful, angry, fearful, faithful, asks for and gives forgiveness, responsible, accountable, courageous, honorable... Love is Everything. How could it be anything less? God is Everything. God is Love.

Laura Story's "Blessings"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQan9L3yXjc

Casting Crowns' "Oh My Soul"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjNZf878ISQ

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

"Christmas Lost" is in final edits. The first chapter of the next novella, "The Blessing Basket," is almost finished. This is the most recent sentence added (unedited) :

Life was complicated enough without adding a tempting, secretive woman who was probably too young for him anyway.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday Quote

From "Secondhand Samhain," the seventh novella in the Holiday, USA series:

"I've only a few more years before I morph into a muffin."

http://www.amazon.com/Secondhand-Samhain-Holiday-USA-Book-ebook/dp/B01A0IBBQI/ref=sr_1_1 


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 21:23

 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Saturday Links

It's never too late to start a new dream. Israel Onyije of Wizzymed Power International shared a post on the importance of self-control:
https://wizzymedpower.com/2018/01/08/self-control-the-secret-of-the-riches/

The sharing of a wonderful story and the value of doing the homework to find the source:
https://goodtimestories.wordpress.com/2018/01/08/a-sandpiper-to-bring-you-joy/

God bless.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Teapots and Tiaras (Love in Store series Book 5) by Autumn Macarthur contemporary Christian romance. I love this series.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Musical Thursday

Yes, I know it's a Christmas song. It's one I loved singing in choir, in high school. However, it isn't one that's often done. This is one of the few I've found by a popular artist. The others I found were church or school choirs. So a little bit of Christmas to start off a new month.

Donny Osmond's "Baby, What You Goin' to Be?"