Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Prayer Breakfast Reflections (NPM ’16-Day 6)

What I experienced on Monday and Tuesday of this week was the perfect preparation to write about Bobbie Ann Taylor's one-little-word MERCIFUL. My husband and I were asked to be part of our church's delegation to the annual MLA*'s prayer breakfast, hosted at a hotel just steps away from B.C.'s Legislature in Victoria on Tuesday… Continue reading Prayer Breakfast Reflections (NPM ’16-Day 6)

Biography, Book Reviews

HRC (review)

HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton by Jonathan Allen My rating: 4 of 5 stars “‘I sort of describe it as “stages of Hillary,”’ one member of Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s inner circle said. ‘You know, you first dread the prospect of working with her, then you sort of begrudgingly begin to… Continue reading HRC (review)

Book Reviews, Fiction

Veil of Tears (review)

Veil of Secrets by Shannon Ethridge My rating: 4 of 5 stars Take a large cast of characters including: Dave Dawson, senator; Will Connors his friend and backroom organizer; Melanie Connors, Will’s frigid wife; Sophie, their 16-year-old hungry-for-life daughter; Caroline Connors, Will’s sharp, attractive, single sister; Tucker Keyes, Carrie’s old drinking buddy from Princeton, now… Continue reading Veil of Tears (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction

Persecuted (review)

Persecuted: I Will Not Be Silent by Robin Parrish My rating: 4 of 5 stars “Freedom is fragile and costly. It must be constantly protected and defended by work and by faith … and by blood” (Kindle Location 103). Rev. John Luther knows these words, uttered during a TV interview, could get him into trouble—especially… Continue reading Persecuted (review)

light, nature, Poetry Friday

Duck Pond Primary

Duck Pond Primary Crows are campaigning for the abolition of eagles and hawks. Starlings are a pollster’s nightmare can’t make up their minds about anything. Ducks hang around the path in true socialist fashion: Why get ambitious when most walkers carry birdseed or bags of bread? A solitary heron is the pond’s pundit but he… Continue reading Duck Pond Primary