Book Reviews, Christian fiction

Behind Her Name – review

Behind Her Name by Eunice Cooper-MatchettMy rating: 5 of 5 stars You would never know from the confident look of the woman sitting at the bookstore table signing books for her fans, that Sage Bush was still trapped in her traumatic childhood. But she was. In Behind Her Name, author Eunice Cooper-Matchett explores, with wonderful… Continue reading Behind Her Name – review

Bible journaling

Trust #BibleJournaling

Psalm 91 has been one of my favourite Bible chapters since I started choosing favourites. I especially love the part about being hidden under the feathers of the Most High—as if God is a parent bird sheltering us from whatever harm or danger is around. So when Rebekah Jones picked this chapter for her Original… Continue reading Trust #BibleJournaling

Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Teach me

As I contemplate “finding joy” (our Spiritual Journey Thursday topic this month), it occurs to me how little it takes for me to lose mine. A stretch of bad weather, a cold that hangs on, misplacing my things, upcoming obligations that worry and stress me… These and many more easily grab my attention and, if… Continue reading Teach me

Found, Personal, Poetry Friday, Religious

ICSPOTS (NPM ’16-Day 28)

One of the most fun parts of this April has been following the projects of various Poetry Friday friends. Donna, at Mainely Write, for example, has been posting vanity license plates she has photographed, a day for each letter of the alphabet, and using one of the day's plates as a poem prompt. When Adele… Continue reading ICSPOTS (NPM ’16-Day 28)

Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Theology

Overload (review)

Overload: How to Unplug, Unwind and Free Yourself from the Pressure of Stress by Joyce Meyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Overload by Joyce Meyer is a book on how to handle stress. In fifteen chapters, Meyer discusses: - what stress is and what causes it; - how putting God in charge of life… Continue reading Overload (review)

Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Believe

Many of us have chosen one-word themes for the year. Holly Mueller our Spiritual Journey Thursday hostess has invited us Thursday pilgrims to share the thoughts and spiritual  aspects of each others 2016 one-word choices each week until we’ve covered them all—a process that will take us into mid-February. Our word this week is BELIEVE,… Continue reading Believe

People, Personal, re-post, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Converting to Childhood

"Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven…'" Matthew 18:2,3. When Holly, host of Spiritual Journey Thursday, mentioned that she was intending… Continue reading Converting to Childhood

Book Reviews, Fiction

Secrets and Lies (review)

Secrets and Lies: A Redemption's Edge Novel by Janet Sketchley My rating: 5 of 5 stars Carol Daniels has moved with her 16-year-old son Paul from Calgary to Toronto at the beginning of Secrets and Lies, Janet Sketchley’s second book in the Redemption Edge Series. It wasn’t a move of choice but of necessity, to… Continue reading Secrets and Lies (review)