Friday, July 29, 2016

EVERY FRENCHMAN HAS ONE BY OLIVIA DEHAVILAND



  
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

I LOVE YOU


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 BY ROBERTA KELLS DORR





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