Showing posts from March, 2018


Dove Award-nominated recording artist, songwriter and award-winning author Andrew Peterson releases the long-awaited album Resurrection Letters, Vol. IMarch 30 from Centricity Music. Releasing in time for Easter, the album is also available for preorder beginning today at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Google Play and more digital outlets internationally through
Resurrection Letters, Vol. I features songs like “I’ve seen Too Much,” “His Heart Beats” (heard on Peterson’s Behold the Lambof God tour last year) and “Is He Worthy,” which becomes the first video from the album premiere-streaming today from The Gospel Coalitionat

Produced by Ben Shive, Resurrection Letters, Vol. I is the prequel (think Star Wars) to the highly acclaimed album Peterson released and Shive produced in 2008…

Headlines: Annie Moses Summer Music Festival

Event Marks 15th Anniversary of Popular Summer Music Festival, A Performing Arts Intensive for Young Musicians
Band Spreads Message of Artistic, Spiritual Excellence Across America Through Annie Moses Foundation

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville-based award-winning, Juilliard-educated Annie Moses Band, known for its impeccable artistry and genre-defying music, announces today that it will host its highly-anticipated annual Annie Moses Summer Music Festival this July 8 -15 in Franklin, Tennessee.

This flagship event, which has become the centerpiece for the band’s vision for the arts and the mission of the Annie Moses Band’s music education 501C3 non-profit – the Annie Moses Foundation, will be held at The Factory at Franklin, conveniently located just south of Music City. Celebrating its 15th year, the Annie Moses Summer Music Festival was founded by the Annie Moses Band, whose members write, direct and arrange the pe…

Re: Books That Surprised Me

This week on Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl the topic is Books That Surprised Me (in a good or bad way).

(1) The White Horse King (Benjamin Merkle)

(2) When Heaven Comes Down (Che Ahn)

(3) Kaleidoscope (Patsy Clairmont)

(4) Thin Places (Mary E. DeMuth)

(5) Here Burns My Candle (Liz Curtis Higgs)

(6) The Flowering Cross (Beth Ryan)

(7) Mother-Daughter Duet (Cheri Fuller and Ali Plum)

(8) Green Mama (Tracey Bianchi)

(9) Love Mercy (Lisa and Ty Samson)

(10) Who Speaks to Your Heart (Stacy Hawkins Adams)

Review:Lies Women Believe

`Lies Women Believe and The Truth That Sets Them Free` (Updated and expanded edition) is a practical living book for women by author Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. I chose to read and review this book because I am learning to turn my negative thoughts into positives.

        This book reminds me of another book I am reviewing at this time, `Enough` (Sharon Jaynes). They both talk about lies women believe and how to demolish them. However, `Lies Women Believe` is more in-depth. These types of books are needed in today's society as more and more women are pushed to perform and become someone they are not. However, it is also true that the lies women believe have been around since Adam and Eve when the serpent lied to Eve and she accepted it hook, line and sinker. Not only did Adam and Eve sink because of the lie but all of humanity sunk. Our only hope is Christ Jesus. As quoted from `Lies Women Believe`, every area of bondage in our lives can be traced back to a lie (pg# 40). The …

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Headlines: Tired Of Basic

Faith-Forward Pop Duo LOVECOLLIDE Is Tired of Basic By Marcus Hathcock
In today’s culture, to be “basic” is to be someone who is driven by mainstream behaviors and attractions. It’s the essence of fitting in, living from the baseline of acceptability.
Lauren DeLeary Budnick and Brooke DeLeary aren’t having it.
The sisters, known collectively as the faith-forward pop duo LOVECOLLIDE, have spent their young lives bucking trends, shattering expectations and defying norms--in essence, being anything but basic.
“We like to think outside the box and challenge others not to live the basic life,” says Lauren, “but to step out into the unknown and live out the life that God has called them to.”
“That’s the theme, that’s the mission--an extraordinary life,” Brooke adds. “Living in a way where you can never be labeled, like Jesus. Starting revival by being the light, being different, showing who Jesus is through us.”
Having started a band together when they were just tweens, Brooke and Lauren have wa…


 Michael W. Smith performs live on Good Morning America, March 13, 2018. Multi-Platinum, three-time Grammy® Award winning artist, best-selling author and acclaimed actorMichael W. Smithwill perform live on ABC-TV's Good Morning AmericaTuesday, March 13

. The appearance was sparked by his two, back-to-back hit albums A Million Lights and Surrounded out now from Rocketown Records and The Fuel Music. Direct links to the albums on iTunes,, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and more are available at and respectively.

Together, the new albums have become Michael’s 30th and 31st Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, more than any other solo artist in history.
Parade will also highlight both of Michael’s new albums during a live-stream “Backstory: Music and Conversation with Michael W. Smith” event to be held Monday, March 12beginning at 7:00 pm EDT from The Cutting Room in New York, NY.
In addition to the…

Review: Winning Miss Winthrop

`Winning Miss Winthrop` is a historical romance novel by Carolyn Miller. It is book one of three in the Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope series. Each story features a different lady so they can be read as stand-alone. I wanted to read this novel because I was interested in who would be winning Miss Winthrop, and how. There is a Winthrop Family tree at the beginning of the book which helps in following the characters of the story.

        I appreciate how the author uses good imagery as she describes the colors and characteristics of the scenery, the characters, and the homes throughout the novel. This novel is slow paced with 305 pages. My favorite quote from the book is: John Donne's "The Good Morrow" If ever any beauty I did see which I desir`d, and got, `twas but a dream of thee.`

I recommend this book to fans of historical romance.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this ebook. All opinions are my own."

Review: Legends of Easter Treasury

`The Legends of Easter Treasury: Inspirational Stories of Faith and Hope` by authors Dandi Daley Mackall, Lori Walburg, & Chris Auer and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey is a sturdy hardback, keepsake book for all ages. There are 3 complete stories relating to Easter: The Legend of the Easter Egg, The Legend of the Easter Robin, and The Legend of the Sand Dollar.

        The text in this book is written in bold type so a child could read it to themselves or a parent to a child. At three to four paragraphs for most of the colorful pages, and about eleven pages per story, this writing is sufficient for the telling of the story.

        I learned the reason we have Easter eggs is that just as a chick breaks out of an egg, Jesus broke free of the tomb of death. Easter eggs remind us that Jesus conquered death and gave us eternal life. Also, the promise of Easter is that when a believer dies they will go to heaven and not experience an excruciating death in hell.

        The ill…

Re: Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday originated with The Broke and The Bookish, Beginning January 30, 2018, it has moved to The Artsy Reader Girl. Each week bloggers are given a top ten, in books, to blog about. This week features Favorite Book Quotes. I haven't collected quotes over the years I have been reading, so I am gathering quotes from those I am presently reading. I hope you enjoy.

(1) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres...I Corinthians 13:6-7~NIV (Pit of Ambition-Ta`Mara Hanscom- book two of Caselli Family Series)

(2) Her brow is like the snowdrift, her throat is like the swan, her face it is the fairest that e`er the sun shone on...mmmm...Annie Laurie (Pit of Ambition-Ta`Mara Hanscom- book two of Caselli Family Series)

(3) The best defense is a good offense. (Beyond Justice -Cara Putman- pg# 194)

(4) In considering people's limitations: `I'd much rather be a bridge than a door` (Treacherous Trails-…

Review: Treacherous Trails

`Treacherous Trails` is a Christian suspense book by author Dana Mentink. I wanted to read this Love Inspired book because of the cover featuring horses and suspense. I was surprised that the storyline didn't mention more about horses.

        The female protagonist, Ella Cahill, had been abducted and left on the side of the road until the next morning when she was found by former marine Owen Thorn. Ella was accused of murder and she faces the possibility of going to jail. She was being framed.

        This is a short book with lots of suspense packed in. It is a book well written and one that had me on the edge of my seat. I just wanted to keep reading to find out what happened to each of the characters.

        I recommend this book to fans of suspense and I am encouraged to read more books by this author.

About the author:

Dana's Bio: Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, and a…

Review: Tell Me About Easter

`Tell Me About Easter`  is a toddlers die-cut book by B & H Publishing Group. It tells what the season is like when we have Easter, about the pretty Easter eggs, the lambs born that time of year, and about Easter Sunday.

        The text is divided up into one paragraph every other page, except for the last page, with pictures of lively animals and pretty flowers. This is an interactive book where the toddler can feel the fuzz on the animals and see the sparkly flowers. This organization is sufficient for toddlers. The commonly used literary tool is imagery. The primary medium is colorful drawings that are either fuzzy or sparkly.

        This would make an excellent gift book for toddlers and I believe infants would enjoy the colorful pages as well.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."