5 Things: Literary Goodness Edition

Hello and Happy Friday! Hopefully, your week has been allergy-free and filled with some lovely Fall weather. Whatever the case, check out this week\’s \”Five Things\”: 1) \”Introducing Your Kids To Great Literature\” – John McCormick\’s article is a good read and reiterates the need to introduce the next generation to beloved literary works. InContinue reading “5 Things: Literary Goodness Edition”

Book Review: Two Books Are Better Than One

Not one but two musicians turned authors are the focus of this month\’s book review. These gift size hard cover books carry some uplifting and thoughtful topics for spiritual growth. First up is Travis Cottrell\’s He Knows Your Name with an introduction by Beth Moore. The book is a quick read with a conversational styleContinue reading “Book Review: Two Books Are Better Than One”

Book Review & Giveaway: Daughter of Jerusalem

Title: Daughter of JerusalemAuthor: Joan WolfPublisher: Worthy PublishingRelease Date: April 16, 2013 Mary Magdalene had to have had a life before she encountered Jesus Christ but what was her life like? Daughter of Jerusalem is a fictional work which attempts to give a deeper story to Mary\’s family life and the events the occurred priorContinue reading “Book Review & Giveaway: Daughter of Jerusalem”

Book Review: Perfecting Kate

Title: Perfecting Kate Author: Tamara LeighPublisher: Multnomah PublishersRelease Date: Februrary 20, 2007 Kate is a 30-something (who may or may not only admit to 29) single woman with a thriving business as an artist in San Francisco. However, she is also dealing with some insecurities including body image and the inability to have biological children.Continue reading “Book Review: Perfecting Kate”

5 Things: All Politeness Edition

Happy Friday and Happy Memorial Day to my fellow Americans! Hope everyone has something lovely planned this weekend whether you\’re enjoying a long one or not. This week\’s \”Five Things\” are fairly polite… enjoy!1) Miss Leslie\’s Behavior Book – Thanks to the @TheLitDetective, this gem came to my attention this week. The chapter titled \”ConductContinue reading “5 Things: All Politeness Edition”

5 Things: March Edition

Happy March and Happy Birthday to my sweet nephew who shares the day with Federic Chopin and Roger Daltrey from The Who! March 1st is also National Pig Day (pigs need their own day?) and Peanut Butter Lover\’s Day. Hmmm… make that chocolate and peanut butter and I\’m in!1) Did you know… March is Women\’s HistoryContinue reading “5 Things: March Edition”

5 Things: Weekend In Edition

Spending a weekend in for some R&R time before Thanksgiving sounds like just what the doctor ordered! This week\’s \”Five Things\” is my idea of a quiet weekend. Hope you enjoy them! 1) The Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea – Not quite sure what drew me to this book as my \”fun\” reading thisContinue reading “5 Things: Weekend In Edition”

5 Things: Fall Chill Edition

Hi! Hoping everyone had a good week! I don\’t know about you but I\’m ready to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. Here\’s this week\’s \”Five Things\” so enjoy: \”You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such preciousContinue reading “5 Things: Fall Chill Edition”

What I learned from Bridget Jones

At least a decade too late, I know, but one of my guilty pleasures is reading the Bridget Jones books by the hysterically funny Helen Fielding. While initially the only value seemed to be a good laugh and sharing Ms Fielding\’s appreciation for Jane Austen (giving Bridget\’s boyfriend Mark the surname \”Darcy\” is only the beginning) a recent re-read revealed aContinue reading “What I learned from Bridget Jones”