Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The One Year Of Healing by Dr. Reggie Anderaon

This is a very comforting and healing book. It's a daily appointment with God for Physical, Spiritual, and Emotional Wholeness.

It has the subject you need to connect to, the solution, verse from the bible and a prayer to go along with it. It is rich in inspiration.  It is well written, dates are clear and easy to read, the prayers are simple, but clear.

How many time have things happened in our lives and we didn't think that we would be able to get over it and we needed some healing or just some comforting words from a loved one. Well, here is the comfort that you need and can enjoy for endless days and nights.

I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale Blog Network for this review.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Catching Heat by Janice Cantore

Detective Abby Hart is trying to solve the murder of her parents and trying her best to find proof that will put away Alyssa Rollins, the woman that she believes to be behind their murders, which are called the Triple Seven murders. As Abby Hart continues to work her parent’s case, another case comes up. A cold case involving a teenaged girl in the hometown of Alyssa Rollins. She teams up with PI Luke Murphy and they set about find out what happened to this college student. Did Alyssa know her? Were they friends? While investigating the college student, Abby decides to do a little digging int the Triple Seven fire. As Abby digs, she uncovers secrets that have been hidden for years. Abby stumbles into an explosive situation and her partner fears that she might become obsessive and that might prove deadly. Join Abby Hart and PI Luke Murphy as they attempt to solve these cases. Abby Hart is a very interesting character. I have not read the other two books in this series, but I intend to. This book is action-packed and fast paced. Pick up a copy today. Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale House Publishers for this review.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Woman of Strength and Purpose by Cynthia Tobias

Are you a strong willed woman, or a SWW? Well, if you are, this is the book for you. It answers a lot of questions you may have had about the way you react or the way you feel about things. Strong willed women are undeterred by people telling them it can’t be done. You have confidence and drive to improve friendships, parenting, ministries, careers, and marriages. Cynthia Tobias will show you strategies to achieve it. There is a questionnaire to test how strong your will is. Strong Willed Women, is this you?
Want to leave the world better than you found it.
Can’t just stand there-you have to do something.
Always ready for a challenge.
Never want to give up.
Sound familiar?
If it does, you should pick up a copy today. It is very enjoyable reading. It shows how your strong will fits in with GOD’s plan. Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for the review.

Back To School After Forty-Eight Years

My husband passed away June 26, 2016. It has left a void in my life. Seeing as how it came on the heels of my son's death, May 29, 2012, I'm at a loss as to what to do. So I decided to go back to school and get my GED, and possibly a Bachelor's Degree. I need something to keep me busy. All three of my children are grown and have their families. The grandchildren are all grown, all eighteen of them. The great grandchildren are at various ages, so some of them still may need my guidance a little more than the others. It's twenty-four of them, ranging from ages twenty to one years old. It has been forty-eight years since I have been in school, I wonder what has changed since I was last there. Is my brain still working or do I have to find it back in 1968? Well, we'll see.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green

 Thursday, March 3, 1859, Sophie Kent, daughter of Preston Kent is at a slave auction. She is taking notes for an article she is about to write. Among the slaves to be auctioned is a slave by the name of Daphne who is 32 and have been classed as a house servant. Sophie finds out that this slave has been bought as a maid for her mother. Dyring the auction, Sophie and her father have an argument that brings on a heart attack, while trying to comfort her father, he tells her how his family was killed by slaves. He tries to extract a promise from Sophie but all she said was, "I'll always be your girl."
Oakwood Cemetery, Thursday, September 24, 1863, Sophie and Daphne were at the cemetery to bury her mother. Her father had gone to war and been taken prisoner. Sophie has been against slavery and now she learns that instead of Daphne being freed as her mother wanted, she is now Sophie's slave and she can't free her, a codicil in the will saying she can not sell or free her, she is hers for life. When Daphne becomes I'll, Sophie learns that Daphne has a twin sister named Bella. While Bella ministers to her sister with the life-saving quinine, she learns that Harrison Caldwell, whom she came to Richmond with, is now a prisoner at Libby Prison. During a visit with Elizabeth Van Lew at the Van Lew Kitchen House, Sophie is asked to be a spy. Losing her mother, her father in prison in the North, Daphne, her slave, who was her mother's slave but is now hers, even though she never wanted slaves, she has an underground railroad, she tries to feed the prisoners with what little she has, and she also on occasion gives parties for her neighbors. With all that she has on her plate, how can she handle being a spy? She is already under suspicion for her trips to the prison. How can she handle this situation? This is an all-consuming book. It makes you cry, causes outrage, and inspires compassion. Pick up a copy you won't be sorry. Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary copy from MPnewsroom for this review.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Where Hope Prevails by Janette Oke

Where HOPE Prevails. Hope for the future.  Elizabeth Thatcher returns to Coal Valley after spending the summer with her family. She is welcomed
by a few surprises. A new teacher, trees that have been cut down, a community garden where a vacant lot had been. Elizabeth's encounters with the new teacher are not too pleasant. Her Mountie, Jarrick Thornton has proposed and Elizabeth sets about planning her wedding. The problem is where will they live? In Toronto, or in Coal Valley? Will she still be teaching after she gets married? Another page-turner. The characters are so memorable. There’s Beths’s mother, Priscilla Thatcher; her father, William Thatcher; her younger sister, Julie; Margret, John, and JW Bryce, her older married sister and family; Jarrick Thornton, her suitor; Molly and Frank Russo, owner of boarding house and retired miner husband; Teddy Boy and Marnie, orphaned teenagers adopted by Molly; Philip Davidson, pastor; Robert Harris Hughes, new schoolteacher. This is my second book by Janette Oke, and it’s a winner too. Pick up a copy today and enjoy Elizabeth's journey and see where it takes her. You won't be able to put it down. I can’t wait to read another Janette Oke novel. This is the last book in the Return to the Canadian West Series, I haven’t had the opportunity to read the first book in this series, but I will. The team of Janette Oke and her daughter Laurel Oke Logan is a winning team. Keep up the good work.
Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers for this review.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Rebekah wanted to be a guide in the Mammoth Caves to help support her mother and father and six brothers and sisters. The loss of her brother is still a tragedy that leaves its mark on the family. The only problem is, they only hire men. Rebekah is determined, and she is willing to present herself as a man. So being trained by an experienced guide, Rebekah, now, "Reb" begins learning the complexities of the cave. They are joined by Devlin Bale, who is there to map tunnels. What will "Reb" discover in these caves? Will she find more than what she's looking for? Pick up a copy and travel along with Rebekah to see what is in store for her.
Good Reading!!!
I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Really Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs


Really Bad Girls of the Bible are:

The Witch of Endor, also known as the Medium of Endor,
Jael is a woman, who killed Sisera to deliver Israel from the troops of King Jabin,
The adulteress in John 7:53-8:11,
Athaliah, was queen consort of Judah as the wife of King Jehoram.
Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David.
Herodias used her own daughter to inflame Herod’s passions. She was willing to sacrifice her child’s modesty in order to bend Herod to her will.
Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute.
The bleeding woman (or "woman with an issue of blood.")

These women are recounted as compared to the women of today.

Pick up a copy today and see how much in common some woman have with the women of the bible. It will really surprise you. Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary from Blogging For Books for this review.

Back To School by Jean Sanders

I just turned 66, Sunday. I have decided to get my GED. Then I plan on trying to get a degree in something. 
I am trying to encourage my grandchildren and great grandchildren to stay in school, get their education and learn a trade, so that they have something to look forward to in the future.
My grandmother always told, we lead by example.

Have a blessed day!!!

Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman

Queen Bees Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman

The Queen Bee And Her Court
                            Queen Bee                                She will do anything to have control
                                Sidekick                                 She notices everything about the Queen Bee.
                                Banker                                   Her power lies in getting girls to confide in her.
                                Messenger                             She wants to prove her usefulness to the other girls.
                                Pleaser/Wannabe                                She will do almost anything to be in the group or gain favor from the Queen Bee.
                                Torn Bystander                    She doesn’t want to go against the powerful people in the group usually convinces herself not to challenge them.
                                Target                                    Targets don’t want to tell their parents because they don’t want their parents to think they’re a loser or a nobody.
                                Champion                             In every girl there is a Champion who wants to get out.

A lot of us have a daughter, granddaughter, niece or even a female cousin that has to go to school. Have you ever thought about what might be happening at school? The turmoil they might be going through each and every day? No, of course. Because you think, as so many of us do, that they are safe, and enjoying high school. No one wants to think that some girl is trying to Lord over your loved one and to make her life miserable and possibly be the cause of her committing suicide. It happens every day, yet, we are unaware because they don’t want to tell for fear of retaliation from the girl or the group or both. Take a look at your loved one when she comes in the door, look her up and down, and scrutinize her. Then ask if there is anything she wants to tell you, tell her you love her and nothing could ever make you not love her. This book is a gold mine. I didn’t have that problem with my girls, Thank God, but if I had, this would have been the book I would have needed to deal with what was going on. It has so much information and solutions. Pick up a copy today. You won’t regret it. Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging For Books for this review.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hidden In My Heart Bible

The Hidden In My Heart Bible comes in a very pretty pocket holder you can slide it into when you’re through reading it. The colors of it are relaxing and soothing. When you get to the chapters, it tells you who wrote the book, when it was written, who it was written to, why it is in the bible and what it’s about. It has a section on verses to memorize. It has Hide-It Helpers, Memory Verse Plans. When you first open it, there’s a place for presenting it as a gift to someone special, there’s a Core 100 Verse Checklist, to locate and keep track of your progress. It has a memory verse finder, it even has a song index where you can go online  and download your free Scripture memory song. It comes in 3 translations, NLT, NIV and KJV. Pick up a copy today. You will read the bible as you have never read it before. Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale Blog Network for this review.

Friday, July 29, 2016


Olivia DeHaviland has been one of my favorite actresses for forever. Her account of her stay in France is interesting and some parts funny. The differences between America and France are mind boggling. The account she have of traffic there and not being able to travel by one’s self and not be harassed was scary. Her friend from America who went to get her hair done by a famous French hairstylist, who didn’t understand English, and didn’t know what hairstyle she wanted, end up cutting off her hair, which is not what she wanted. Take a trip with Olivia DeHaviland and enjoy the wonders of France.

I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.

Are We Sending Our Children The Wrong Messages by Jean Motherofpeace Sanders


Do we give our children the wrong signals? When they are babies and were learning, when they did something wrong, we spanked them (black mothers from the ole school did). We thought we were doing what was right and teaching our child right from wrong. But did we? Or did we instill in them that being hit was OK? Think about it. If my mother hit me then its OK for my man/boyfriend to hit me too. I remember when my grandmother whipped me after she was done whipping me she would always say, "Tell me you love me." Right at that moment, I wasn't thinking about telling her I loved her, I was thinking about how my butt hurt, and how long it would be before I could sit down without a pillow. We learned from what our parents and grandparents did because that was the time that we grew up in. TV was still a baby when I was born, we had no video games, Wi-Fi, Cell Phones, Internet, FACEBOOK, My Space, etc. Parents weren't afraid to whip their children. As I told my children, You came out of my body and nobody was going to tell me how to correct my child. There wasn't so much violence back in the day as it is today. Maybe that is why our children are getting mixed messages. When your child wakes up each day, before he/she walks out that door, tell them, "I love you," and give them a great big hug. Tell them also, "God loves you too." 

Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Have a blessed day.

Going Back To School

At age 65, I have decided to go and get my GED.
Thank you Lord!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2016


The Sons Of Isaac is about love, greed, jealousy, hope, manipulation, faith in one God.
Love: Abraham and Sarah’s love that produced Isaac. Jacob and Rachel’s love that produced Joseph and Benjamin.
Greed: Laban and Bethuel’s greed to marry Rebekah off to a man much older than her, but is rich. Laban’s marriage to a woman for her father’s riches. Laban’s working Jacob too long to marry Rachel.
Jealousy: The jealousy between the wives. The jealousy between the sons.
Hope: Isaac’s hope for a better future.
Manipulation:Laban’s manipulation of Jacob into marrying Leah.
Faith in one God: Isaac’s faith in one God and eventually Jacob.
Rebekah is of marrying age and finds out that she has had marriage offers that her father and brother refused because the men were not rich. Laban plans for Rebekah to marry his bride’s father, Nazzim, because he was rich. Learning of this, Rebekah decides to ask the Elohim of her uncle Abraham to find her a husband. When the Elohim answers her and she is married to Isaac and gives birth to twins who are at conflict from the womb. The sons of Isaac are Esau and Jacob. Joining Rebekah, Isaac, Esau and Jacob as they struggle to live up to their forefathers and to avoid serving idols and keep the faith of the one God. This is a page turner. Roberta Kells Dorr has another winner. I read another of her books, Abraham and Sarah. Keep up the good work. Good Reading.

I received a complimentary copy from Mpnewsroom for this review.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

This Too Shall Pass by Milena Busquets

Blanca’s mother has passed and her whole world is in turmoil. She has to find a way to cope with her grief. She decides to enlist her dearest friends, family and to go to a different location. She heads to CadaquĆ©s, on the coast. With her are her two sons, two ex-husbands, two best friends. She plans a rendezvous with her married lover. With the ones that she loves she tries to find a way to cope with her mother’s death and try to learn how to live on her own. She has no idea just what her future has in store for her. Join Blanca on her search to find happiness and to see what she can do to survive on her own without her mother.
I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.

Monday, July 18, 2016

No Way Up by Mary Connealy

Chance Boden is caught in an avalanche, but the quick actions of Heath Kincaid save him. Chance demands that his will be read and its conditions be enforced immediately. Nobody is there to serve as a witness so Heath has to read the will. Chance’s will states that if Justin, Sadie and Cole Boden don’t live and work at home for an entire year, then the ranch will go to cousin Mike. Heath learns that the avalanche was a murder attempt and the danger is not yet over with. Pick up a copy today and discover what becomes of the Chance and the Boden children. Good Reading!

I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House for this review.

Friday, July 15, 2016

What Matters Most by Kellie Coates Gilbert

”I’m sorry. We really need someone a bit more qualified.” She couldn’t get her foot in the door of most companies she was interested in.  Leta was already working at the Central Market as a floral arranger and at the Hole In The Wall. Tired and at the end of her rope, she  spots an ad  for employment that seems just too good to be true. After having a confrontation with a newly hired girl, Leta stormed out of the Central Market and headed for the parking lot. Leta starts the engine of her car and shoves it into reverse. A jolt followed by the sound of crunching metal forces Leta’s attention to her driving. She gets out to exchange insurance information she sees that it’s the same man that had been in the Central Market earlier that evening. She had no insurance but he did and he told her not to worry. She later found out that the man was a senator. Leta finally catches a break, but when things seem too good to be true, they often are. Finding her dream job went right out the window when Leta Breckenridge had to quit school to help care for her mother suffering from dementia. Leta lands a high-paying job at a public relations firm. Her seemingly ideal job turns into a nightmare when she learns the firm is a front for a political opposition organization and that the research she’s been collecting will be used against Nathan Emerson, the handsome senator she had a fender bender with and she’s swiftly falling in love with. He’s already in a relationship with a woman much better suited to be a politician’s wife, but he’s never met anyone like Leta. Will Leta have to choose between her job, that is giving her the money to support her and her mother? Will her association with the senator damage his career? Pick up a copy today. It’s worth the read. Happy Reading.
I received a complimentary copy from Revell Reads for this review.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

You Can't Keep A Good Man Down

Ben-Hur by Carol Wallace
Whew!! I have seen the movie Ben-Hur starring Charlton Heston, I never read the book. Carol Wallace you have done
an amazing job with this book. The take-of of Judah and Messala as boys. How he ends up as a galley slave, the age
he was as a galley slave. How Naomi and Tirzah are swept off with no explanation as to where they are to be taken,
The faithful servant and nursemaid, Amrah Judah Ben-Hur has a comfortable life, and it was all turned upside down
by someone who was supposed to be a friend. Fate steps in and Quintus Arrius enters his life, he saves his life and is
adopted by him. Back home, Esther and her Father, Simonides, who are slaves of the Judah’s father, are still taking
care of his business affairs waiting on the day of Judah’s return. Then Judah meets the Sheik Ilderim, another person
who will make an impact on his life. Balthazar, the Egyptian, another person that enriches. Balthazar's daughter, Iras, who has a secret agenda. This is a page- turner. The way the chariot race was portrayed was smooth. His training of the sheik's horses was great. How Naomi and Tirzah are cleansed of leprosy will make you want to shout Hallelujah! How Jesus dies on the cross is touching. How everything comes together is to me a stroke of genius. Carol Wallace, keep up the good work. Looking forward to your next book. Pick up a copy today, you won't regret it. Good Reading.
I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale Blog Network for this review.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Speak, Lord by Vic Black


Speak, Lord takes you through Psalm 1, in the first person, reflections, practice. Speak, Lord goes through to Psalm 121. It is a very interesting study. Have you ever wished that God would speak directly to you? Each chapter provides a psalm rewritten in the first person, words of reflection writing prompts and devotional thoughts to encourage you in engaging with the Psalms.It’s easy to spout religious platitudes about the goodness of God in our lives. Then behind the scenes we envy, grumble, and complain. If you have ever read the Psalms before, this is a new and innovative study that is worth trying. Imagine God speaking directly to you. How would you react? What would you say? How awesome would that be? How would the Psalms read like if they were spoke directly to you. Like Psalm 1. “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,” The company you keep is very critical to Me and to your overall success. This verse shows progressive engagement with bad company. Pick up a copy today, you won’t regret it.
I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale Blog Network for this review

The Mask by Taylor Stevens

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

Vanessa Michael Munroe is a fasinating character. She has skills a lot of us wished we had. Meeting her lover at the airport, spending a few days in a lovers daydream, she gets restless for work and asks her man to take her to work with him, but he refuses, until he finally gives in. Then without notice, her man is arrested for murder. Now, is the process of finding out just what is going on. Everything he had shown her she would need again and the question that would burn her in weeks to come was whether her man, Miles Bradford, had already known and if knowing was the real reason he had brought her in. Emothion was weakness. She had known this, lived by this and yet she had stupidly allowed herself to fall, believing in the fantasy that in giving herself over to what terrified her, she might find peace. Instead she had grown soft and useless. What will Munroe find in her search to prove Miles innocence? How will she encounter? Will she prove Miles innocence or die trying. This book is a page turner. Miles and Vanessa are awesome characters. This is my first time reading a Taylor Stevens book. I am now a fan. I am looking forward to my next Taylor Stevens book. It has suspense, romance, excitement and drama. Pick up a copy today. You won’t regret it.

I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.

Friday, July 8, 2016

1 Kings 3:16-28King James Version (KJV)

1 Kings 3:16-28King James Version (KJV)

16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.
18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.
19 And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.
20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.
21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.
22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.
23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.
24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.
25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.
27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.
28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Gift Of Rest by Crickett Keeth

The Gift Of Rest is very good for bible study and guide for us to go by if you have a problem resting. I, personally, have a problem resting. I have my ministry at church, my grandma babysitting duties, a husband to see after, my crocheting mats for the homeless, it is very hard to rest. But we must find time to rest, it is God's gift to us. That doesn't include unexpected emergencies that pop up. Why do you think God gave us something to do, work, instead of creating us to just sit and enjoy creation? This book It is a good book for a small group leader. The Gift Of Rest is very easy to follow. It has biblical teachings, scripture that shows you why rest is important and when you trust in God, your soul finds rest.This book is well written and very easy to follow. This would be a good book for group study.
Pick up a copy today, you won't regret it.

I received a complimentary copy from BookCrash for this review.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Farewell, My Love

Goodbye My Love,
My Friend,
My Husband.
Until We Meet Again
R. I. P.

No More Pain
No More Suffering

Friday, June 24, 2016

I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

This is my second book by Terry McMillan and just like the first one it was a hit. The characters were were funny, romantic, compassionate and loving.
Georgia is a person a lot o f us would like to be like. Her idea of getting in touch with men in her past was a wild idea. Her two BFF's were off the chain. What I especially like about the book is those quaint sayings I remember my mother and grandmother saying, like "Everything is copacetic", and "If I'm lying, I'm flying." Her characters reminds me of next-door neighbors. And Stanley, every woman wishes she had a Stanley. He is the personification of romance. I applaud her mother for finding her soulmate, which shows that love can be found at any age. This book is a curl up with popcorn in front of a fireplace (if it's winter), or curl up with popcorn on your couch, turn on some soothing music and turn off cell phones and unplug landlines. This is a great book, pick up a copy today, you won't regret it.

I received a copy from Blogging For Books for this review.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon

Eric Nash had just arrived in Hope Harbor and was in a fender bender with a pickup truck. BJ Stevens was the driver of the pickup truck. An architect who unknown to him is doing construction work on his father's home and the place that has been his home for eighteen years. Eric is an attorney who gas been dismissed from his jib and is in limbo for a job. He tries to plan his next career move in peace but is distracted constantly by noise, chaos and by BJ Stevens. After a romance gone bad, BJ Stevens is not interested in dating. But the electricity that flies when the two are together is hard to ignore. They join together to help the older residents of Hope Harbor,  what sparks will fly? Will they find healing and hope in HOPE HARBOR. Pick up a copy today. Irene Hannon, you've done it again. Romance, compassion and love. It's a page-turner.

I received a complimentary copy from Revell Reads for this review.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Money Isn't Everything

Colt Stafford, prodigal son. Colt had left Gray's Glen and the Double S and his selfish strong-willed father for the city and Wall Street until the market nosedived, and a Ponzi scheme was found at the firm he worked for resulting in a loss of a lot of people's money as well as his own. Now he had returned with no job and no source of income. Once again he would have to depend on and work for his father, not a place he wanted to be. Colt  the hot son, the son who had a way with the women, who was very intuitive.
Angelina Morales, a housekeeper for the Double S ranch, was really Detective Mary Angela Castiglione of the Seattle Police Department. Her father, Martin Castiglione had been killed because of some racketeer she had upset. To keep her family safe, she had come to Gray's Glen.
Sam Stafford, wealthy ranch owner and father of Colt, Nick and Trey. Illness had slowed him down to where he had to curb his ranch duties and let his sons handle it.
Three stubborn, head-strong intelligent people. How do they compromise for the good of the family and their and their town.
Ruth Logan Herne, if this is your first book in your Double S Ranch series then I can't wait for the second. Pick up a copy today, you won't be sorry.
I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Delilah by Angela Hunt

 Beauty is a curse

This is the second book I have read by Angela Hunt, and I am now a fan. This book was esquisite, moving and compassionate. She put Delilah on a new light, a more humane light, that of a woman caught up in a situation she had to find a way out of. She showed a daughter, mother and woman in love. It shows how the thirst for revenge can have a great impact on your life and others around you. Delilah's father had died when his ship sank.
Delilah's mother had just been married three months to a Philistine businessman who had shone her nothing but compassion and thoughtfulness, unlike his son, who never spoke a kind word. Delilah's stepfather, Adinai, died and her stepbrother, Achish, took over the estate. Delilah's mother couldn't prove Adinai had married her. Achish starting treating Delilah and her mother like slaves. Her mother was of Egyptian descent and her skin was black, Delilah was Egyptian and Crete descent and had skin the color of mud. He sold Delilah's mother as a slave and took her as his concubine. He begins to abuse her. How to escape from this prison. Who would help her? Travel along with Delilah and see where her life goes. While Delilah is going through changes in her life, Samson is also having problems, his marriage is ill-fated and his bride and father-in-law are killed. How do Delilah and Samson's life cross? What surprises are along the way? Pick up a copy today and be enthralled. You will not be able to put it down. Keep up the good work, Angela. Looking forward to your nextbook.

I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishing for this review.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday May 29, 2016



These are pictures of my son, who passed away 4 years today.
Love you son.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Well, it's 3:16 am. I just woke up and I am watching Forensic Files. It is awful what one human being does to another for such stupid reasons. It's dumb to take another's life for any reason, but these people are off the chain.I'm going to get my clothes ready for church Sunday, I'm an Usher. I have to get the house ready for the upcoming holiday. I plan to Bar-B-Q this weekend. At age 65, I try to do as much as my health will allow. I have 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren so I have a lot to keep me busy. I have been looking for a sewing machine to make my quilts, I have to go shopping for yarn to crochet hats and slippers. A friend of mine got me started on those colorama coloring sheets, they are so relaxing. Well, now I am playing Candy Crush Saga, I'm on level 92. I have to take my dog, Scrappy, out for a walk. That will give me my exercise. I didn't get a chance to socialize him when he was a pup, so he is a complete nut. He's a pit bull labrador mix. I think he's a crack head. Sometime while walking him, he must have found some crack and ate it, because he acts like he's losing his mind. Between him and his craziness, and my great grandbaby with her cell phone at 4 years old, I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. Loving every minute of it. One of my great grandbabies is suffering from a severe case of strep throat, I am praying for her to get over this and back to her feisty little self. Well, I went to the store to get some snacks, when I got home my daughter said that my great grandbaby wasn't breathing right, so we took her to the hospital. They are going to keep her overnight to see why her breathing is so labored. She will be at 117th and Meridian. They say her tonsils are swollen and almost closing of her air passageway. Please Prayers for her.

Friday, May 27, 2016


How much allowance should I give my child?

Average Allowances by Age. The average American family pays approximately 50 cents per week for each year of a child's age. For example, a 10-year-old would get $5 per week. Another often-quoted allowance figure is $1 per week for each year of the child's age, so an 8-year-old would receive $8 per week.

I have got to go shopping to get me a new outfit and a new pair of shoes. I got my allowance today. Boy, things have gone up. A DIME doesn't go very far.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Today is my day off and I had plans. But as plans go, nothing turns out as you plan. My plans were to put on some comfortable clothes, sit under the fan, (central air is not working, as usual). Read a book, eat some fattening snacks, watch my favorite programs, play with my great grandbaby, (she's sick and don't feel like playing), get on the computer for a while and then settle back and sit on the porch for a minute or two, (bees and flies run me in the house). Those were my plans. But of course, that didn't happen. I put on the comfortable clothes, I got under the fan, I read some of the book, didn't buy the fattening snacks, watched one favorite program (Grey's Anatomy on Lifetime TV), my grandbaby went home with her mama to be doctored on, got on the computer and there was a phone call that rearranged my day, a granddaughter need me for something (I have thirteen granddaughters). She needed me to move some things for her because her apartment had gotten burnt up. She has two children. All the school clothes, all her work clothes, (she works at AutoZone). She has to start all over again. Most people would cry and say "Why Me" not my granddaughter, she knows that things happen for a reason. We may not know why right now, but we will find out later on. God will be with her and the children, she just have to say a prayer and go on. Remember what the song said, Lord, don't move that mountain, lead me around it. Well, I am back on my computer, sipping on my fattening soda and eating fattening Cheetos Crunchy. Now I am back on schedule.
Have a Blessed Day everyone, I plan to have one.
May God Bless and keep you.

Thank You Lord

Recently my friend had to go into the hospital. She had been training me to do her work for her temporarily. It has only been a week and I miss her. I miss her smile and her laughter. Yesterday she was released from the hospital. I was so happy I almost shouted right there in the office. Thank You Lord!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

An Angel Wrote:

To handle yourself, use your head; 

To handle others, use you heart.

Remember that, 

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

If someone betrays you once, it's his fault; 

if he betrays you twice, it's your fault.

Great minds discuss ideas; 

Average minds discuss events; 

Small minds discuss people.

God gives every bird it's food, 

But He does not throw it into it's nest.

He who loses money, loses much; 

He who loses a friend, loses more; 

He who loses faith, loses all.

Beautiful people are acts of nature, 

But beautiful OLD people are works of art.

Learn from the mistakes of others. 

You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

The tongue weighs practically nothing, 

But so few people can hold it.

Many people will walk in and out of your life, 

but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

*Guardian Angel* 
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.*.(_/ || \_).*. 

Ads by God

1. Let's Meet At My House Sunday Before the Game - God 
2. C'mon Over And Bring The Kids - God 
3. What Part of "Thou Shalt Not..." Didn't You Understand? - God 
4. We Need To Talk - God 
5. Keep Using My Name in Vain And I'll Make Rush Hour Longer - God 
6. Loved The Wedding, Invite Me To The Marriage - God 
7. That "Love Thy Neighbor" Thing, I Meant It. - God 
8. I Love You...I Love You...I Love You... - God 
9. Will The Road You're On Get You To My Place? - God 
10. Follow Me. - God 
11. Big Bang Theory, You've Got To Be Kidding. - God 
12. My Way Is The Highway. - God 
13. Need Directions? - God 
14. You Think It's Hot Here? - God 
15. Tell The Kids I Love Them. - God 
16. Need a Marriage Counselor? I'm Available. - God 
17. Have You Read My #1 Best Seller? There Will Be A Test. - Go

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Call From God

One Saturday night, a pastor was working late and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife didn't answer the phone. The pastor let it ring many times. He thought it was odd that she didn't answer but decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes. When he tried again, she answered right away. He asked her why she hadn't answered before, and she said that it hadn't rung at their house. They brushed it off as a fluke and went on their merry ways.
The following Monday, the pastor received a call at the church office, which was the phone that he'd used that Saturday night. The man that he spoke with wanted to know why he'd called on Saturday night. The pastor couldn't figure out what the man was talking about.
Then the man said, "It rang and rang, but I didn't answer."
The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him, explaining that he'd intended to call his wife.
The man said, "That's okay. Let me tell you my story. You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before I did, I prayed, 'God if you're there, and you don't want me to do this, give me a sign now.' At that point, my phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID, and it said, 'Almighty God'. I was afraid to answer!"
The church that the pastor attends is called Almighty God Tabernacle.

50 Words

God made.
Adam bit.
Noah arked.
Abraham split.

Jacob fooled.
Joseph ruled.
Bush talked.
Moses balked.

Pharaoh plagued.
People walked.
Sea divided.
Tablets guided.

Promise landed.
Saul freaked.
David peeked.

Prophets warned.
Jesus born.
God walked.
Love talked.

Anger crucified.
Hope died.
Love rose.

Spirit flamed.
Word spread.
God remained.

10 Guidelines

From: God
To: All His Children

Effective Immediately:

Please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill my promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. I know, I already gave you 10 Commandments. Keep them, but follow these guidelines as well.

Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?

Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can't help you until you turn it over to me. And, although my to-do-list is long, I am, after all, God. I can take care of anything you put into my hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.

Once you've given your burdens to me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on my list. Problem with finances? Put it on my list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For my sake, put it on my list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

Don't wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It's simple. You gave me your burdens, and I'm taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don't you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with me and forget about them. Just let me do my job.

I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I'm in control. But there's one thing I want you to never forget. Please don't forget to talk to me - OFTEN! I love you. I want to hear your voice. I want you to include me in the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with me. I want to be your dearest friend.

I see a lot of things from up here that you can't see from where you are. Have faith in me that I know what I'm doing. Trust me, you wouldn't want the view from my eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust me. Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?

You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven't heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who are mourning. Share your faith with those who have none.

I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes me a little longer than you expect to handle something on my to-do-list? Trust in my timing, for my timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.

Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for my sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please know I love each of your differences.

As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes my heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don't ever forget that!
With all my heart, I love you,

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Miriam by Mesu Andrews

Miriam, who was called a prophetess, a seer, she was a midwife and messenger. She had been serving El Shaddai all her life for eighty-six years. Her brother, Moses returns to Egypt with a message for his people from El Shaddai, who now has a new name, Yahweh. He declares that they are to be delivered. He explains that it will not happen overnight, but there will be plagues to show Pharoah his power and to prove that he is the one true GOD. Miriam and her family have impossible choices to make. To stay in bondage or chose freedom at what cost? If they survive the plagues would they survive Pharoah's fury. How to escape from Egypt? Where would they go? How and what would they eat? Travel with Miriam and her family on this awesome journey. You feel as if you were there. This is my second book by Mesu Andrews and I was not disappointed. I look forward to her next book.

I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.

Friday, May 20, 2016

In Memory Of My Son

Mama still loves you.

This is the last picture I took of my son before he died May 29, 2012. He had Hepatitis B.

This is my son in happier times. 

This is my son as a teenager.

Enjoy your children while you can. You don't know when they'll be taken away from you.

Abraham and Sarah by Roberta Kells Dorr

This book gets off to a slow start to me. I like how Sarai is rescued from defilement by her half-brother, Abram, and the two are soon married. A curse was placed on Sarai that she would be barren. Abram his wife, Sarai and his family leave Ur because of the Elamites attacking. His brother Haran is killed and the family, except Nahor escape. Being lead by the promises if his God, Abram leads his family on a journey that he has no idea where he is going. They arrive in Egypt. Fearing for the lives, Abram lies to Pharaoh causing him to order a fleet of barges to take Abram and his large family to Tanis where they were to gather their servants and herds and leave Egypt. Sarai and Hagar. Hagar gives birth to a son. Abram's name changes to Abraham, exalted father. Sarai's name also was changed to Sarah, princess. Sarah gives birth to Isaac. The characters are intriguing. To have faith to leave all that you know and fell safe at, to go to some unknown place because God promised it to you is a life-altering faith and love. Pick up a copy today you will enjoy it. This is my first book by Roberta Kells Dorr. It is well written. The characters were portrayed well and convincingly. Her description of the country and surroundings was vivid.

I received a complimentary copy from MPnewsroom for my review

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