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Sunday Praise (6)

I'm linking with Spiritual Sundays.

Friday Book Hop (2)

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This meme is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. 
 This week's question was submitted by Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews.

                                  The Question:
Do you request notifications of new replies when you post a comment on a blog post?

                                   My Answer:
I do not request notifications,
and don't like those blog posts which have it already decided for you.
I have accidentally requested notifications because it was set up to do so.
Please give your commentors the choice of receiving more e-mails.

                                    Your Turn:
Do you request notifications of new replies? Why? Why not?

Hodgepodge Wednesday - Work Week

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Hodgepodge Wednesday brought to you by Joyce at From This Side of the Pond.

(1) As August draws to a close, share what's been your favorite weekend of the entire summer.
Well, the last weekend of August is actually my favorite. We always go to Celebrate Freedom and listen to Christian bands from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. It's a free concert with top notch artists. There is a 5K run before the concert and fireworks afterward.

(2) Labor Day is marked in the US of A on Monday, September 1st. What paying job have you held that you've loved the most? Liked the least?
My most favorite job was working at fast food restaurants. Apparently I was liked by them too. Our wedding was catered `free` by the employee's at one of the restaurants I worked at. What a beautiful spread it was too.
My least favorite? Daycare centers. I could not get the kids to listen to me and we had bitters. However, I worked for a church nursery as a 2 year old teacher. I really liked this daycare. Anoth…

Top Ten Books I Want

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This week's Top Ten is brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish
The Question: What Top Ten books do I really want to read but don't own yet?

(1) A Promise in Pieces (Emily Wierenga)

(2) The Butterfly and the Violin (Kristy Cambron)

(3) Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer)

(4) In The Mirror (Kaira Rouda)

(5) A Grace Revealed (Jerry Sittser)

(6) A Grace Disguised (Jerry Sittser)

(7) Yankee in Atlanta (Jocelyn Green)

(8) Finding Spiritual Whitespace (Bonnie Gray)

(9) The Hidden White House (Robert Klara)

(10) The Book of Unknown Americans (Christina Henriquez)

I am linking up with Top Ten Tuesday and Cozy Reading Spot.
I'm also linking up with Make My Saturday Sweet and Friendship Friday.
As I was looking up these books I found a couple on sale.
So I may go ahead and buy them. Can't beat .99 on Kindle.

Which books would you most like to read but don't own yet?

A Bookish Kind of Tag

I would like to thank CGrace of With My Book and a Quilt for nominating my blog for a Liebster Award.
As a rule I don't post awards on my site, but this one intrigued me. First I'll answer the questions CGrace asks of me, then I'll post questions for you. I'll nominate a few blogs, but anyone can answer the questions.  Please let me know if you do so I can come see. Thanks!

For Me:
(1) What is the first book you remember reading?
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Walt Disney Productions) I actually saw the movie first. Then I bought the book and carried it every where I went. I don't remember much about it, but, I loved it! Which was rare for me. I would rather have talked than read.

(2) What is your favorite genre of reading?
Well, I must admit, the more I read and widen my horizon the more undecided I am on this one. At present I am liking series novels. I just fall in love with the characters and don't want them to end. The present series is about horse wranglers and …

Sunday Praise (5)

I'm linking up with Spiritual Sundays

It's Just Too Hot

Our AC is broke, it's 99* and we are burning up!
So, I thought I'd post something to cool off with.
 Hope you like it.

A - Z suggested reading

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A reading challenge. Listing your books A - Z, what books do you most want to read?

A - (The) Amazing Danis (David L Scovill)

B- (The) Big 5 - Oh! (Sandra D. Bricker)

C- C is for Christmas (Warren W. Wiersbe)

D- Desires of my Heart (Heather Bixler)

E- Excather (Gregory J. Downs)

F- Faith, Hope, and Love (Dr. Bob Christensen)

G- (The) Gift of Christmas Present (Melody Carlson)

H- Hadassah: One Night with the King (Tommy Tenney)

I- Intimacy with God (T. D. Jakes)

J- It's No Secret (Rachel Olsen)

K- Kingdom Journey's (Seth Barnes)

L- (A) Lancaster County Christmas (Suzanne Woods Fisher)

M- Michal (Jill Eileen Smith)

N- No Other gods (Kelly Minter)

O- One Thousand Gifts (Ann Voskamp)

P- Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits (Mary Jane Hathaway)

Q- Quilt of Faith (Mary Tatem)

R- Rebekah (Jill Eileen Smith)

S- Sarai (Jill Eileen Smith)

T- Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top (Jeanette Levellie)

U- (The) Ultimate Gift (Jim Stovall)

V- (A) Vote of Confidence (Robin Lee Hatcher)

W- W…

August Daybook Edition

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Linking up with The Simple Woman's Daybook

Today
                                      August 20, 2014

Outside my window...
                  partly cloudy, 80 degrees, ground is wet from last night's rain

I am thinking...
                   which books should I review next

I am thankful....
                    for a husband who loves me and our children

 In the kitchen...
                    I'll make Mexican Lasagna for supper

 I am wearing...
                     purple shirt and purple pants

I am looking forward to...
Celebrate Freedom in 2 weeks

I am reading...
                     Battlefield of the Mind (Joyce Meyer)
                     Never Give Up!    (Joyce Meyer)

 I am learning....
                     how to budget our grocery bill

 Around the house...
                   We had to move bookcases, etc... into our living room
                         to make room for our new refrigerator



The Making of an Epic Basket

I love receiving wicker baskets full of goodies and one basket I would like is a truly Epic Basket.  A truly epic basket would surely include poetry. The following is a list of ten items I would love to find.

(1) Beowulf

(2) Epic of Gilgamesh

(3) Iliad

(4) Odyssey

(5)  Star Wars

(6) The Lord of the Rings

(7) Ben - Hur

(8) Gone with the Wind

(9) The Neverending Story

(10) The Chronicles of Narnia

What would you include in an epic gift basket?
I'm linking up with Cozy Reading Spot and Friendship Friday

Sunday Praise (4)

I'm linking up with Spiritual Sundays

10 Things Blogging Has Taught Me About Myself

(1) I tend to be a perfectionist

(2) I love to interact with people

(3) I enjoy reading

(4) I enjoy reading for reviews

(5) I like to make lists

(6) I work best on a time schedule

(7) I work best under pressure

(8) I love reading your posts

(9) I love receiving comments

(10) I dislike word verification when posting a comment

These are 10 things blogging has taught me about myself.
I would love to `hear` what blogging has taught you about yourself.
I'm linking up with `Make My Saturday Sweet` and `Friendship Friday`

Hodgepodge Wednesday - Dolphin Week

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It's another week of Hodgepodge questions from Joyce at `From
This Side of The Pond. To play along, and visit others, just hit the button.

(1) The best part of waking up is:

A- Making my hubby's breakfast, then reading to him while he eats.
We also spend time in prayer before he leaves for work.

(2) Given a choice, which animal interaction would you most like to experience (or for you non-adventure lovers....which would you dislike the least?)  swim with the dolphins in one of several locations in the Florida Keys, a lion encounter ten miles from Victoria Falls (Africa), or a day at a remote base camp high in the Big Sur wildernes via the Ventana Wildlife Society helping track California Condors?

A- I would love to swim with the dolphins (and manatees). You would not find me tracking Condors..

(3) What is something you fear about old age? Something you look forward to?

A- Well, here in my middle age I realize those older than me are passing on. I am soon going to be in their …

Sunday Praise (3)

I'm linking up with Spiritual Sundays

Back To School Quiz

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You Are an Average AchieverYou are fairly driven, but the big win always seems a bit beyond your reach. You lack intense passion.

You are most likely to succeed if you are working with other talented people. You thrive on a team.

Your greatest skill is making something out of nothing. You don't need much to feel inspired.

Your biggest stumbling block in life is your lack of self confidence. You are a lot more capable than you give yourself credit for.

You're so thankful for everything in your life. It's hard for you to pick just one thing. The Back to School Test Blogthings: 100's of Fun, Free Quizzes!

So what kind of student are you?
I would love to know..
You could either take the quiz
and post it, or just comment.
I look forward to getting to know you.
I am linking up with Cozy Reading Spot.

My Top Ten Karen Kingsbury Novels

It's Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and The Bookish. Today we list top ten books we would give to readers who have never read x (a certain author, historical fiction, certain topic, etc.)

I'll list my top Karen Kingsbury books:

(1) Leaving (Bailey Flanigan series)

(2) Learning (Bailey Flanigan series)

(3) Longing (Bailey Flanigan series)

(4) Loving (Bailey Flanigan series)

(5) Redemption (Redemption series)

(6) Remember (Redemption series)

(7) Return (Redemption series)

(8) Rejoice (Redemption series)

(9) Reunion (Redemption series)

(10) Like Dandelion Dust

I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday and Cozy Reading Spot.
So, What are your top ten books you would want others to read?
I'm also linking up to Make My Saturday Sweet and Friendship Friday

Review: The Trail (Ed Underwood)

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List Price: 17.99
ISBN: 978-1-4143-9112-0
Trim Size: 5 1/2 X 7 1/2
Binding: Hardcover
Release: August 2014
Religion/Christian Life/General








My Thoughts:

          I was pulled into this riveting Christian life novel from the start. The characters were quickly introduced and were very personable.
     In response to a challenge to leave their present comfortable home; Matt and Brenda choose different paths to direct them. Matt chooses human logic and Brenda seeks a sign from God. They embark on an expedition in search of God's will for their lives.
     Although this novel focuses on Matt and Brenda and how they approach God, it also emphasizes Preacher Sam and eight principles for discovering God's will.
      I enjoyed learning about the eight principles of knowing God's will. I made a point of highlighting them as I found them.
      Even though this novel was easy to read, I only read one chapter a day, as I wanted to concentrate on each principle and let it speak to me…

Monday Mingle (August 4)

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**If you could travel for free to any U.S. city, where would you choose?**

There is one place I have always wanted to visit. Hershey, PA

I would love to tour Hershey's Chocolate World.

I am linking up to Mingle Monday @ Life of Meg.

Won't you come Mingle with us?

So, what U.S. city would you visit?

Sunday Praise (2)

I'm linking up with Spiritual Sundays

One Book or One TV Show for a Year...

My writing prompt for today is.....if you had your choice, would you watch only (one) tv show for a year or would you rather read (one) book for a year...and what would it be?

Well, you could probably guess mine, by my blog. But, just to humor you I will say...read a book.

We do not have tv reception, for which I am thankful. I think tv would rot my brain.

Now, which book would I read? I am thinking it would have to be a long one. I would love to take along books in a particular series, but that's not the what the question is asking.

Of course, as a Christian, I could read my Bible. But, for the sake of this question, I will not use that as my answer. Maybe another day, another time.

I would probably read one I have done a review on and forwarded it to another friend to read.
One that is worth another read. One that asks the question `In the future, it's possible to live forever - But at what cost`?


`The Last Christian` (David Gregory)  ~ You can read my review here



Now it'…

Friday Book Hop (1)

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This meme is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer


                                                            The Question:
            How many bookcases do you have, how do you organize the shelves?


                                                              The Answer:
          I have seven bookshelves. I organize most of my books alphabetically by authors last name.
          I have binders which are organized by topic. Cooking, Bible studies, and so on...
         Our boys are adults now, but I still have their Jr. High/High School binders on a shelf.
           Our Bibles are in one location, as are regular cookbooks and magazines.

                                                                Your turn:
            I would love to hear how you organize your books. Please share..