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Support Our Veterans

Freedom Is Not Free- Kelly Strong I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.
I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free. *****************************…

Summer Reading Program for Kids

Kids bored? Kids love to read?
Looking for something to keep the kids entertained this summer?
How about Barnes`N`Noble summer reading program?
To help your kids (grades 1-6) get into the summer reading groove,
you may want to sign up for the Barnes & Noble summer reading program.
When your kids read 8 books and turn in the passport, they get a free book (see details.)
To get started, just sign up and download your passport.

`The Last Christian` (by) David Gregory

The year is 2088, Ray Caldwell is about to be disconnected from his biological brain forever, his destiny is about to be changed.
               Raised in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Abby Caldwell feels close to God, however life changes when she receives a 16 year old message from her grandparents. Abby learns she is to be a missionary to the United States. The Americans are no longer involved in Christianity.
                From the beginning of the novel there is excitement. This work of fiction takes the reader to America's future, where technology has advanced to the point where humans no longer have face-to-face relationships, with one another.
                The reader is introduced to the believer's and unbeliever's view of the Bible. Most of the people no longer believe in absolute truth or absolute morality. The author does a great job of explaining God and Christianity. However, I personally disapprove of the sexual innuendo's mentioned …

`How Sweet It Is` (by) Alice J. Wisler

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


Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that pageBE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!My Teasers: Sally sighed as she watched me pipe fleur-de-lis--three shells--along the sides of the cake.The door swings open, and I look up to see a couple walk into the diner.Book: `How Sweet It Is`Author: Alice J. WislerPage #: 25I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have 2 short chapters left that I should finish today.You may purchase `How Sweet It Is` through Amazon.com

Georgia Friends

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Susan from `A Southern Daydreamer` is keeping a list of Georgia bloggers.
So if you are a Georgia blogger be sure and stop by Susan's, leave a comment letting her know your from Georgia, and receive your award and be added to the list.

Teaser Tuesday

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

Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that pageBE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!My Teasers: Abe gave her a quick smirk and continued going from one nest to another. "You've done quit attendin' singings sister.""Near as I can tell, your beau's comin' home, ain't so? That's why you're not interested in the boys here. I can see right through ya."Book: `The Revelation`Author: Beverly LewisPage # 44Your may purchase `The Revelation` from Amazon.com 

Who Speaks To Your Heart? (by) Stacy Hawkins Adams

This is an encouraging paperback full of wisdom. Each chapter ends with a "Learning to listen" segment, where the reader is encouraged to ask God to reveal Himself through His word, the Bible.
               An important point that Stacy shares is the health issues her son had as a newborn and very young child. I too have a son who had health issues when very young, and like Stacy, God spoke to me through the health of my son and the trials we shared.
                I appreciate the Bible verses shared periodically throughout the book. My favorite is Ecclesiates 3:11; "He has made everything beautiful in its time."
               The reader is encouraged to be realistic. God is not as interested in what we can do or what we know as He is our surrender to Him. The reader is also encouraged to take their walk with God to a deeper, more committed level.
               This is an easy to read book, each chapter taking only minutes a day, leaving you wi…

An Army Of Ordinary People Review

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In her revised, updated book Felicity Dale writes about authentic people who are driven by the Spirit of God. They are not perfect, but simple, as little children coming to Jesus. These are everyday people who want to make a difference.
            This is a book about "simple" or house churches, where laymen are getting away from the mega-church and meeting and praying together, believing that where two or three are gathered in Jesus name there is a true worship experience.
             Once again I am faced with the fact that I live a status-quo Christian life. Is God trying to tell me something? Is He trying to get my attention? It makes me wonder how many people would come if I opened my home as a simple church? Do I believe in house churches or must I follow the regime of a mega-church?
             Throughout the book there are stories of how different people took the gospel to others. I was especially touched by the story of Josh, who at his funeral severa…

`The Radical Question` review

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Thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah for the first chapter of `The Radical Question` by David Platt for me to review. From what I have read so far I believe this to be a well written book.

My Review:

                  As a Christian am I truly embracing Jesus? Am I radical or content?  The reader has a choice to live content in Jesus or live radically.
                   As I read the first chapter I realize I am living a content life as my Christian brother's and sister's in Asia live radically. My heart goes out to the Christians in Asia who are willing to risk everything for Jesus. They may lose their family, or tongue, and risk losing their life.
                     The reader must ask, am I willing to lose everything? To what extent am I willing to follow Jesus? Am I just molding Jesus into my image?
                     I believe this is a must read book for Christians who want more than the status quo Christianity. Those who want to make a stand for Jesus, and to those who …

Teaser Tuesday

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

My Teasers: 

"A complication has arisen." "Which is?" "The professor is recovering." "I thought he was in a coma, headed out." "Something stopped the infection."
"They have FBI protection now." "Then wait until they don't. And be sure not to leave fingerprints-that's the traceable part of you, remember?"
Book: The Last Christian Author: David Gregory  Page #  354 (Review coming soon)