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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

My Teasers: 

She slipped on the red evening gown and high heels that Sabin had bought her for the occasion.

The sound of a spoon on a wineglass called the gathering to attention.

Book: The Last Christian
Author: David Gregory
 Page # 79
(Review coming soon) 

Friendships for Grownups (by) Lisa Whelchel

I was delighted by the cover of Lisa Whelchel's newest book. Her bright smiling face gives a warmth to the appearance of the book. This book documents Lisa's journey of letting go and choosing life to the fullest, as she teaches the reader what she has learned.
                Lisa honestly shares her heart through a relationship that soured because of  being too needy, how one friendship could have progressed too far and how God helped her through a breakdown. She proclaims Jesus as having always been her very best friend, how Jesus tore down the wall in her heart and touched her pain with His healing love. I was pleased to find that Lisa had become friends with Jennifer Rothschild, a Bible study author whom I admire.
               The reader will find this an encouraging, easy to read book. Although I had expected this to be a how-to book rather than a story of Lisa's life, I believe this would make a great mentoring book.

Disclaimer: "I was provide…

eShakti Review

I am so excited to have been chosen by Jennifer Mayer of eShakti products to do a review.
I am finding my eShakti blouse to be very comfortable and because of the elastic it moves when I move.
It appears to be well made , with quality stitching and lovely  traditional hand embroidery.

eShakti is a unique online women's apparel store that gives the woman freedom of choice.
The sleeve, neckline and length can all be changed by the customer.
Because of the many choices, their items are not typically found at the mall.

While I was deciding which item I would like to order, I was delighted that I had several choices.
I could choose between dresses, tops, skirts, pants, caftans and accessories.
There are several styles and designs under each category.

You'll have to visit eShakti yourself to appreciate all they have to offer.
eShakti provided me with a free blouse in return for my review.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

My Teasers: 

'Also, I still had been looking, mistakenly, for that one perfect friend who would embody everything my soul longed for in a friendship on earth.'

''Oh my, the treasure chest I've almost missed opening, though!"

Book: `Friendship for Grownups`
Author: Lisa Whelchel
Page # 85

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 (This link is working again)

Green Mama (by) Tracey Bianchi

Tracey Bianchi begins by admitting how far from green she was, leaving marinara and candy for the ants, broken branches, and toilet paper in her wake, a far cry from the Boy Scout motto of `leave no trace.` Tracey just as quickly tells how she became a green mama. Because she lives in a suburban area her book has a suburban flair; however many of her suggestions can be taken on by urban and rural households as well.
                              Tracey admits she owns a station wagon and only bikes for fun, her kids love fruit snacks with high fructose corn syrup and she highlights her hair. She is admittedly an average girl trying to make a difference in God's green earth.
                              It made me think, when Tracey stated that we are stealing from our children, and their children, when we drive gas-guzzling SUV's, and by taking more than our share of resources. I found myself highlighting ideas…

Love Mercy (by) Lisa & Ty Samson

Love Mercy – Bios Meet the authors of Love Mercy, Lisa and Ty Samson.
Lisa and Ty Samson
Lisa Samson is the author of over twenty-five books, including the Christy award-winning novel Songbird. Her novel, Quaker Summer was Christianity Today’s novel of 2008. She is coauthor with her husband, Will, of Justice in the Burbs.
Ty Samson loves art, literature, playing upright bass, and baking bread. She enjoys working with children and serving at the East Seventh Street Center in downtown Lexington, Kentucky.
Learn more about Lisa and Ty at

My Review:

           With this book Lisa Samson steps out of her realm of fiction into non-fiction. Lisa tells how her family is much like most families in the western world, who are 80% richer than third-world countries.
            Lisa, and her daughter Ty, take the reader vicariously on a trip to Swaziland where AIDS is rampant. Death of parents and children is common place.
            I did not agree with every …


Matthew 28:1-10 (msg)
               After the Sabbath, as the first light of the new week dawned, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to keep vigil at the tomb. Suddenly the earth reeled and rocked under their feet as God's angel came down from heaven, came right up to where they were standing. He rolled back the stone and then sat on it. Shafts of lightening blazed from him. His garments shimmered snow-white. The guards at the tomb were scared to death. They were so frightened, they couldn't move.
                The angel spoke to the women: "There is nothing to fear here. I know your looking for Jesus, the One they nailed to the cross. He is not here, He was raised, just as He said. Coma and look at the place where he was placed.
                 "Now, get on your way quickly and tell his disciples, `He is risen from the dead. He is going on ahead of you to Galilee. You will see Him there.' That's the message."
                  The women, deep in…


John 19:17-30 (msg)
          Carrying His cross, Jesus went out to the place called Skull Hill (the name in Hebrew is Golgotha), where they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on each side, Jesus in the middle. Pilate wrote a sign and had it placed on the cross. It read:

                                        JESUS THE NAZARENE
                                        THE KING OF THE JEWS

Many of the Jews read the sign because the place where Jesus was crucified was right next to the city. It was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. The Jewish high priests objected. "Don't Write," they said to Pilate, "The King of the Jews." Make it, "This man said, "I am the King of the Jews"." Pilate said, What I've written, I've written." When they crucified Him, the Roman soldiers took His clothes and divided them up four ways, to each soldier a fourth. But His robe was seamless, a single piece of weaving, so they said to each other…


John 18: 2-11(msg)
         Jesus, having prayed this prayer, left with his disciples and crossed over the brook Kidron at a place where there was a garden. He and His disciples entered it. Judas, his betrayer, knew the place because Jesus and His disciples went there often. So Judas led the way to the garden, and the Roman soldiers and police sent by the high priests and Pharisees followed. They arrived there with lanterns and torches and swords. Jesus, knowing by now everything that was coming down on Him, went out and met them. He said, "Who are you after?" They answered, "Jesus the Nazarene." He said, "That's Me." The soldiers recoiled, totally taken aback. Judas, His betrayer, stood out like a sore thumb. Jesus asked again, "Who are you after?" They answered, "Jesus the Nazarene." "I told you," said Jesus, "that's Me. I'm the One. So if it's Me you're after, let these others go." (This valid…


We have a winner for the book `Here Burns My Candle` (by) Liz Curtis Higgs.

I drew a name the `Old Fashioned Way`, out of a hat.

The winner is `Blackberry Jam Cafe`

I have e-mailed Blackberry Jam Cafe and they have 48 hours to respond or I must choose a new winner.

I thank everyone who entered.