art, nature, Poems by others, Poetry, Prayer, Religious, wall art

A Lent Conversation – Week 4

I can hardly believe we're already into week four of our Lent project. This week I sent Laurel the prompt--a painting I did, inspired by a photo I took on a summer holiday trip we made to Salt Spring Island some years ago. I love her psalm-like prayer poem in response. My painting and the… Continue reading A Lent Conversation – Week 4

Book Reviews, Memoir

Amee’s Story – review

After reading  the first few pages of Amee’s Story, I wasn’t sure I would ever finish the book. That’s not because it was poorly written. Rather, it was so well written I was pulled back into  a difficult time in my own life. However, I persisted with the reading and I’m so glad I did.… Continue reading Amee’s Story – review

art, Personal, Writing News

February Roundup

Even with its extra day, February is nearly history. It’s hard to believe we’re almost into the third month of 2020! My resolve to be better at updating the blog hasn’t resulted in much so far, but I’ve decided to, at least, write a monthly update post. Here is February’s…a list of things I did… Continue reading February Roundup

Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Gratitude (Spiritual Journey First Thursday)

A few weeks ago I attended the Global Leadership Summit (by simulcast). One of the speakers was Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook and author of the book Lean In). This gorgeous young woman looked like she had it all, and had it all together. Then she shared the story of her young husband’s sudden death… Continue reading Gratitude (Spiritual Journey First Thursday)

Bible journaling, Prayer, Quotes

When you don’t have a clue … #BibleJournaling

Do you believe in prayer? Or a better question might be, do you believe that God acts in response to our prayers? Prayer was the sermon topic at church on August 6th. Jason, one of our talented young pastors, began his talk by reading the story of Peter encountering the lame beggar on his way… Continue reading When you don’t have a clue … #BibleJournaling

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction, Personal

In a Foreign Land (review)

In a Foreign Land by Janice L. Dick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Daniel and Luise Martens have built up a successful farm in northern China. The year is 1945 and fifteen years have passed since the Mennonite villagers from Slavgorod Colony of Western Siberia have escaped their Russian oppressors (story told in The… Continue reading In a Foreign Land (review)

People, Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Party Hostess

Party Hostess Thinking it through and making lists to cover all the bases. Imagining each this or that and putting myself through the paces. I know I shouldn’t be uptight I tend to be a perfecter. I’d have more fun if I cut loose this fete to faith and prayer. © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly… Continue reading Party Hostess

People, Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Build Yourselves up (SJFT – REACH)

It’s the day for my Spiritual Journey (first) Thursday post for May. Today we’re linking at Mainely Write where the topic is Donna’s one-little-word for 2017—REACH. Would you believe reach has 29 shades of meaning (by my dictionary.com app)? What a rich word! When I hear the word "reach” I imagine a vigorous, energetic motion… Continue reading Build Yourselves up (SJFT – REACH)

People, Religious

Rhoda’s story

Rhoda’s Story My fluster undeniable they labelled me emotional but it was unbelievable— Simon was at the door! With death sentence official our prayers were sacrificial could answer be incredible he with us as before? Your hope is artificial makes hearing prejudicial As joke it is despicable. He knocked and called some more. It’s him,… Continue reading Rhoda’s story

Biography, Book Reviews

The Price of Freedom (review)

The Price Of Freedom by Simon Ivascu My rating: 5 of 5 stars "Every young man between the ages of eighteen and twenty knew from early childhood that they would be required to go into the army to give one year of their lives in military service. … it was the young men with strong… Continue reading The Price of Freedom (review)