Category Archives: Books

This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection by Carol Burnett

From 1967 to 1978, The Carol Burnett Show came into my home with music and comedy that even my parents thought were appropriate for their 13-year-old daughter. And their daughter, me, thought the show was GREAT! While others in my … Continue reading

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The Walk by Richard Paul Evans And Love Happens (the movie)

I am going ‘way out on a limb and say what usually makes me roll my eyes and cynically say, “Sure. How can he/she say that?”. “If you read only one book this year, read this one!” I ‘found’ this … Continue reading

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I Stand at the Door and Knock by Corrie ten Boom

Most of us know Corrie ten Boom. Child of God, survivor of a Nazi concentration camp, and a witness to the power of God’s healing to forgive. I have read The Hiding Place and watched the movie. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Apothecary’s Daughter

Jody’s Rating: 4 out of 5 stars The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen (ISBN#0764204807) was a surprise to me. I belong to Crossings Book Club and saw this novel in the monthly catalog. I found it available through my local … Continue reading

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What should a congregation following Jesus Christ in ministry look like?

But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had sent them. When they saw him, they bowed down to [worshiped] him, but some doubted. Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has … Continue reading

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Paula Deen: It Ain’t All About the Cookin’

ISBN-10: 0743292855 For homestyle, I-want-to-say-I-love-you cooking, no one does it better than Paula Deen. This book does not disappoint with recipes planted throughout the chapters that are a promise away from tasty! This book is Paula’s memoirs of her often … Continue reading

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Multiple Bles8ings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets

ISBN-10: 0310289025 If you haven’t lived in a cave or given up TV as a spiritual fast, you have probably seen at lead one episode of TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus 8 reality show. Some episodes seem very comedic as … Continue reading

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Book – Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis

By: Mark K. Updegrove ISBN-10: 0312388039 I do not read political books. I have always loved history, however, so this book caught my eye. This is a new perspective for me on these eight presidents. I found the chapter on … Continue reading

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Book – My Hero: Military Kids Write About Their Moms and Dads

This is a wonderful compilation of messages and testimonies from children about their military parents. The insight of these children belay their age. They understand the commitment that they and their parents have made to protect not only this country … Continue reading

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Four year later…

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. Psalm 23: 1-2 (NIV) Today is four years since my son … Continue reading

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