Showing posts from May, 2018

Headlines: New Legacy Album Inspired By Bestselling Don’t Stop Believin’ Book


New Legacy Album Inspired By Bestselling Don’t Stop Believin’ Book, Features 19 Songs, 2 New, 5 Never-Before-Released Tracks
Billboard Premiere Streams Title Track

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey member Jonathan Cain releases globally his third solo album in as many years, The Songs You Leave Behind, June 8 from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. This new digital album features 19 tracks, including two new songs, five recordings never before released and 12 more autobiographical songs selected by Cain as companion tracks for his first book and audio book, Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations, which became a Publisher's Weekly bestseller following its release May 1 (Zondervan Trade).
The title track and new song about one’s legacy, “The Songs You Leave Behind,” is being premiere-streamed now by Billboard and features …

Review: Room on the Porch Swing


        `Room on the Porch Swing` is an Amish romance novel by author Amy Clipston. Allen Lambert's wife has passed away, after being violently sick, and he is left with their new baby, Mollie, to raise by himself.

        Laura Riehl is a friend of the Lambert's so she tries to help take care of Mollie. Laura's beau is jealous of Allen because  Laura spends most of her time at Allen's house taking care of Mollie. Would jealous feelings break a good friendship?

        This is a novel that pulled me in with its twists and turns. It is a novel of family and friendship. There were several Amish words, but if you read it in context they are easy to understand and don't take away from the novel.

I recommend this novel to fans of the Amish.

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

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Wednesday Hodgepodge ~ 353

Welcome to Wednesday Hodgepodge.
Joyce asks the questions, we answer.

1. The last place you visited/patronized where you felt like you were given 'the royal treatment'?

I was given the royal treatment Mother's Day week. My son fixed supper and washed dishes each day for a week. We had leftovers on the weekend, so I didn't begin cooking until the Monday after Mother's day. 

2. The last task you completed that was a 'royal pain'?

Washing dishes..I have degenerative disk disease so standing at the sink to wash dishes is usually painful. I usually have to sit down half way through to take the tension off my back.

3. How have your strengths helped you succeed? How have your faults hindered you?

Not sure how to answer this so I'll leave it alone.

4. If you found a remote that could rewind, fast forward, stop and start time, what would you do with it?

I would rewind my life, and knowing what I know now, I would do things differently. 

5. Any special plans for the Memori…

Review: The Wedding Quilt Bride


Widowed single mom 
Rebecca Mast returns to her Amish community hoping to open a quilt shop. She 
accepts carpenter Daniel King's offer of assistance---but she isn't prepared for the bond he forms with her son. Will getting closer expose her secret---or reveal the love she has in her heart for her long-ago friend?

Be sure to scroll to the end of this post for the link to the Love Inspired giveaway.

        `The Wedding Quilt Bride` is a Love Inspired inspirational romance book by author Marta Perry. The heroine, Rebecca Mast, returns to her childhood home after the death of her husband leaving her a widow with a 6-year-old son, Elijah.

        Rebecca refuses to give up her independence, not wanting charity or someone working for her with no pay. She was depending on the sale of her farm, to her brother-in-law, to keep her afloat and able to pay her bills. All was going well until she receives a letter stating her brother-in-law couldn't pay the first month&#…

Review: My Father's Business


        `My Father's Business` is a first-hand account of author Cal Turner, Jr., Cal Turner, Sr. and Luther Turner by former CEO of Dollar General, Cal Turner, Jr. It's about Cal's journey of self-discovery and by sharing what he has learned he can teach readers how to flourish and work together for the good of organizations, communities, and our world.

        Cal's grandfather, Luther Turner, became a dedicated student of life with only a third-grade education. He valued other people's information, insight, and perspective. He opened their first store, Turner's Bargain Store with a third-grade education and a monthly income of just $225. Cal, Sr. went to Vanderbilt University with only an eighth-grade education. This shows the dedication of the family.

        When Cal, Sr. sold his wares for only $1 he was told it would never work. So he started with the store that had already failed as a Junior Department store in Springfield, Kentucky. T…

Review: CSB The Study Bible for Women


        `The Study Bible for Women` has articles that help a woman understand Biblical womanhood. There are lots of tools for the woman of the Word. There are over 500 word studies, footnotes, 25 color-full maps, answers to the hard questions (ex. Is it ever right to take revenge?), timelines, and more. I like that there are two attached ribbons to easily flip from one piece of scripture to another without losing your place.

        This durable Bible would make a great gift for a young bride because there is a place to write the family tree for the wife and the husband, The Ketubah marriage contract with a place for the bride to record her own Ketubah contract, a place to write family milestones with date/location and description, plus a place to write names of her spiritual mothers, along with their spiritual gifts, and scripture passage.

        I think one of the best features is the character profiles, listed in alphabetical order. Ex. Abigail: An Intelligent Beauty, …

Review: The Man He Never Was

Book Description What if You Woke up One Morning and the Darkest Parts of Yourself Were Gone? In this fresh take on the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, James L. Rubart explores the war between the good and evil within each of us—and one man’s only chance to overcome the greatest divide of the soul.
        #BookLookpartner         `The Man He Never Was` is an allegory between good and evil by author James L. Rubart.  Toren Daniels, the hero, was a man with a raging temper. One day he woke up in a house not his own, his cell phone was missing, and his wife was gone. He had been missing for eight months and presumed dead. The only thing in his room was a t.v., a coffeemaker, and a clock. Where was he? Where had he been for eight months? After the eight months of missing, he woke up at The Willows Lodge, Woodinville, WA.          He was a defensive end at the University of Washington before they let him go because of his temper. Now he was no longer a teammate, his family had started a…

Headlines: UPPERROOM, Moments, releasing May 18

Worship ministry UPPERROOM independently releases its third recording, Moments, May 18 with global distribution for the first time through The Fuel Music. This new five-song digital album is a collection of songs curated out of the ministry’s Prayer Room that has since gone on to inspire not only the members of UPPERROOM, the church in Dallas’ creative Design District that started in 2010 but millions more around the globe.

Called to gather the Lord’s people daily for corporate worship, praise, thanksgiving, adoration, and intercession through song and scripture, UPPERROOM opened its doors without much fanfare. Today, people around the globe are singing their songs and around 100 vocalists, songwriters and musicians contribute their talents to leading people in worship three times a day, six days a week.

“The power really comes from the Prayer Room,” shares Meredith Mauldin who leads UPPERROOM’s songwriting efforts, including a writing intensive once every three months where UPPERROOM’s…

Review: CSB Worldview Study Bible


        I love the layout and structure of this durable navy leather touch CSB Worldview Study Bible. The Scripture font is large enough to see without eye strain, this also includes the footnotes. The Bible opens flat so it's easier to keep your page open and there are two attached ribbons to hold your place.

        This study Bible has many essays which include such topics as `What is a Christian Worldview and Why Does It Matter?`, `A Biblical View of Music`, and `Do My Beliefs Fit a Christian worldview?`   There is also a comprehensive, easy to use, concordance at the back of the Bible, along with several colorful maps. The tools at the beginning of each Bible book are very helpful in understanding that book. They tell the circumstances of writing that book, how that book contributes to the Bible and the structure of that book. Those tools also list how the book fits in with a Christian worldview (teachings about God, teachings about humanity and teachings about sa…

Wednesday Hodgepodge ~ 352

Welcome to Wednesday Hodgepodge.
Joyce asks the questions, we answer.

1. What would you say is your biggest day to day challenge?

My biggest day to day challenge is keeping enough towels washed for a houseful of guys.

2. May 16th is National Biographers Day. What's a biography you really enjoyed reading? Is this a genre you read regularly?

I am drawing a blank on biography. I would usually read an autobiography. In that case, I would say the one that still sticks with me is: `Halo Found Hope` the memoir of Helo Matzelle

3. How important is keeping a clean house? Do you need to de-clutter your life?

I think a clean house is important when we're talking about clean floors, clean bathrooms, and clean clothes. When we are talking about clutter that is a matter of someone's perspective.

4. You're the 8th dwarf. What's your name?


5. What's surprised you the most about your life or life in general?

That out of all my mom's kids I was the one who moved the furtherm…

Review: Be Still, My Heart

`Be Still, My Heart` is a set of (7) contemporary Christian romances. I will be reviewing 2 of the romances. `All in Good Time` by author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer and `The Inn at Cherry Blossom Lane` by author Jennifer Vander Klipp.

        ` All in Good Time` is a story about a grandmother, Sandra, whose husband is a POW and declared deceased after missing for many years. Kevin is Sandra's first love and he is back in town for their class reunion. Sandra's granddaughter, Lucy, will be moving in with her. This is a story about love and the reader will want tissues close by.

        `The Inn at Cherry Blossom Lane` is a short story about a hidden room and a diary written by a once-famous actress. I was pleasantly surprised at the brief mention of an author friend of mine, Liz Tolsma.
        Claire, the heroine, trusted the hero, Alex, enough to make herself vulnerable with him, but did she trust him enough to love him? Claire learns that ultimately God is in control.


Review: Cornerstones

`Cornerstones ~ 200 Questions and Answers to Learn Truth` by B&H Kids, a division of Lifeway. This beautiful hardback book is great for kids of all ages and includes a parent connection section to involve the whole family.

        The text is organized in brief questions, one or two per page, with thoughtful answers. This organization is great for even the youngest child. Parents can ask the questions while in the car, at the park, almost anywhere to help the child have a biblical worldview, no matter where they are. It's also helpful if the children ask the questions of an older child or an adult.

        I love the dazzling pictures throughout the book, they are drawings which have brilliant color. There are (7) chapters that focus on one theme each and each chapter is color-coded. The themes are God, Creation, Jesus, Salvation, The Bible, Discipleship, and The Church and Last Things. Last Things speaks of Jesus return. There is also a ribbon attached to the book to…