Archive for May, 2013

Random thinking

May 29, 2013

I would really rather not go into a lot of details, but everything about the job is under question. Not sure what to do at this point. I would so appreciate your prayers on this.

I also must confess that it’s late, and I’m tired, but I wanted to get something up.. Going back to my old faithful book.. What is heaven really like. How much do we really know about the place that is our true home. The streets are paved with gold. There will be no more death or pain. No more disability. Everyone will be whole..

I do have more books to review. I am going to get to that soon.

Exciting news

May 24, 2013

I am pretty much certain I will not be on the computer to work much this weekend. We are going to my brother’s house, leaving sometime tomorrow morning. This weekend is going to be busy with a ballet recital tomorrow, and then we are going to do a joint birthday party for my nieces on Sunday. I’m looking forward to the busy, but fun, time with family this weekend. I’ve been working a lot this coming week, and spending time with family sounds good.

However, that is not my big news. I’m now fairly certain I am going to be a travel agent! Paying work has always been a real struggle for me. Now it should be a little easier. I am looking forward to learning new skills, meeting new people, and developing a business of my own. I know it is going to be a lot of work,I do plan to keep this up though. Do not worry about that. I will let you know how things go. I’d appreciate your prayers on all this.

Reviewing Brenna’s Choice

May 21, 2013

I made a decision to get somewhere on a paying job, and I’m very happy to say I’ve made progress on that. I just need to discuss this with my parents. Hopefully this is going to work. However, I am not about to give up my writing. And it just so happens I have another book to review. This one is also by Mary Manners and is titled Brenna’s Choice.


Brenna was raised in a very small town, but she has fallen in love with life in Chicago. She loves all the activities, the culture, the food. She swore to herself she would never return to her birthplace. But when her best friend marries, Brenna is forced to return.


Luke has never forgotten the girl he found weeping in his pasture after her parents death. But will he ever be able to convince her that country living is the best?


This is a very quick read. I know I read it in under an hour, maybe even under a half hour. However, I enjoyed this book a lot. It is available at White Rose Publishing for a dollar.

reviewing Whispers at Willow Lake

May 17, 2013

It is Friday, and I think I am going to be wise and get this second post out. Besides, I have another book to review, a much lighter read than the one I reviewed this week, that I read from start to finish today. The book is titled Whispers at Willow Lake, and it is written by Mary Manners.


Ryder’s mother left him and his father when Ryder when he was very young. And this is what made his father turn to alcohol. Ryder was a kid who was known for getting into trouble. But after ten years of serving in the military, he decides to return home to the one woman he has ever loved.


Alli bought the inn her parents ran as she was growing up. The future Chief of Police, who is also Ryder’s worst enemy, has asked Ali to become his wife. But seeing Ryder again brings up all kinds of memories, both good and bad. Should Ali follow her heart or play it safe.


Personally I think this book could have been somewhat longer. But I thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend it for a good summer read. Find it on Amazon.

Reviewing Battlefield of the Heart

May 16, 2013

I actually wrote this yesterday, but could not post it. I know it has been a while since I have written. There are a couple different reasons for that. First, I’m having problems with my communication device. It works fine when it is plugged in. The company has sent a loaner, which worked a little less than a day. And now instead of moving on through the process, we have to send the loaner back, which means more time having to be plugged in constantly.


And secondly I knew I needed to get a review of a book out… First, let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It was a good read with some very likeable characters. But this was not your usual feel good, everyone ends up perfectly happy romance. I’ll write out more about my thoughts after I tell about the book itself. Oh, and the book is called Battlefield of the Heart. And it is written by my friend E A West.


Cindy is an average college student who studies hard, but also enjoys an active social life. But when she runs into Danny, her life takes on a new direction. Danny is a little older than most college students because he was a soldier and fought for our country. Sadly, although you couldn’t tell it from looking at him, Danny has come home with some pretty major problems. Danny has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Cindy is studying psychology, And decides to write a paper on the topic.


However, she is drawn into Danny’s circle of friends. And before too long Cindy finds herself dating Danny. But is that the right thing to do? Can Cindy allow herself to be the strong one in the relationship? Sure, they have a great circle of friends, and they both have great families who will be there for them, but is this something Cindy wants to do for the rest of her life? As she walks through some dark places with Danny Cindy finds the answers she needs.


My family and I live near a military base, and soldiers walk in and out of our lives on a regular basis. Reading this book reminded me of the sacrifices these soldiers and their families make. Pray for them.


Find this book at Amazon.

Making myself do this

May 11, 2013

I know I need to do this. My week has been somewhat crazy with traveling. And it sounds like we are going to live on the road for the next couple months. We have several things with family coming up.
Since I haven’t finished reading the book I need to review, I am going back to Alcorn’s book. How often do you think about the fact that this life is not all there is. It is not even all there to our individual lives. We are going to live forever in heaven. And that place is going to be perfect. No more deaths. No more pain, either physical or emotional. The life we know live on this earth is only a small part of our existence. And yet it’s so hard to remember that. Perhaps it’s something like going on a business trip, and getting so caught up in everything going on that you forget about your life at home. Maybe that’s not the best example, because who really does that?
Anyway, I am going to go. I’m really tired now. Please let me know your thoughts.

A day in the life

May 6, 2013

I had a very full, but very enjoyable weekend. And I overheard some people say that they would like to see me post more often. I am going to be honest and say that my family and I are about to enter a busy travel season for us, and I have no idea how often I will be able to post.


But today I am going to do a little something different and post what a typical day in my life is like. First I must say that things vary a lot. I have different things come up. But when I’m left to my own devices, this is normal. I got up usually somewhere between eight and nine. I like to read my bible first thing. I eat breakfast sometime while I’m having my quiet time. After quiet time, I do my work of answering e-mails for the ministry I’m part of. On average that takes fifteen minutes. And then I check my business e-mail and write on my novel. My sanitary aide comes to give me lunch and my bath. And then I “work” more, either writing, working on this, or looking for paying work. Lately, I’ve started doing my journal before dinner. I have dinner with the family which is sometimes relaxing, sometimes hurried. I either get back on the computer to do personal e-mail, Facebook and  read, or I watch something. Sometimes I do a combination of both of those. That my normal life.