Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dr David Jeremiah’s newest book “Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World” has a very timely message. All of us are touched in some way by the things that are happening in our world and he has words of encouragement for staying confident. Dr Jeremiah encourages the reader to remember that no matter what we are going through “we have a direct line to the One Who knows what happens on the next page….because He wrote the whole story!” That’s a tremendous encouragement in times like these. He quotes Colossians 3:3 …”and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” There is no more secure place to be!

Dr Jeremiah gives us 10 chapters that deal with things that we can do to live with confidence….Stay Calm, Stay Compassionate, Stay Constructive, Stay Challenged, Stay Connected, Stay Centered, Stay Confident, Say Consistent, Stay Committed, and Stay Convinced. He delves in to each of these areas with Biblical wisdom. In the Chapter “Stay Committed” he talks about keeping our focus on Jesus during troubling times. We need to focus on His connection to us, His control over everything that concerns us, His care for us, and His commitment to us.

So if you or a loved one are suffering through tough times and are wondering what to do, read this book and allow Dr. Jeremiah to lead you to God’s word for your answers.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Getting through the 392 pages of the book “Green” by Ted Dekker was a daunting task for me… times I felt like I was just reading words and not really “getting” what was going on, at times wondering why I was wasting my time reading this book when I could be reading something I would actually enjoy, and at times kind of enjoying it. The best part came at the very end….the final chapter……384 pages of repetitive writing, too many characters, and much too much mention of blood. The book is written allegorically and you can recognize the various Biblical characters in this book. This was the 4th book in a series, but is actually book zero… can be read as either the beginning or the end. The characters go back and forth between the present (which is really the future) and the past ( which is really the present)….or is it the other way around? If you think that sounds confusing….the book is even more so. In the end the good wins over the evil…..which is always a good thing, but I‘m just not sure we needed everything that came before that. I have read several other Ted Dekker books….he is an excellent writer, but a little far out there. So if you like a far-out, strange, thriller….this book is probably for you. But am I recommending it? I don’t think so…..

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Just wondering if this will work......

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I just finished reading "Lonestar Secrets" by Colleen Coble.....this is my first exposure to this author and I think that I am hooked! The book certainly lives up to it's is filled with secrets of all kinds. Shannon takes her young daughter and moves back to the place where she (Shannon) grew up to becomes the local vet. She has no idea what is in store for her when she rekindles relationships from her past. Especially her relationship with the man who rejected and ridiculed her in High School, who happens to be the son of the Senator....another exciting twist to the story! Shannon has a lot of trouble sharing her secrets....and she has lots of them. As she is trying to make a new life for herself and her daughter she is haunted by the fact that her friend back home is in some sort of trouble....and it is somehow connected to Shannon. There are several different plots going on in this story that keep you wondering....and reading! Two little girls who look remarkably alike, a "quick" marriage that turns into love, a horse named Jewel who looks suspiciously like a unicorn, being stalked by a big burly stranger for no apparent reason, $8 million dollars in a Swiss bank account, and an implanted chip with a row of numbers on it. If you are wondering how all of these things could possibly come together in one story and you want to find "Lonestar Secrets" by Colleen Coble.

Monday, August 17, 2009

What is my blog for?

Hello to all of you world wide web travelers! For those of you who don't know me I am Marcia. I am the mother of 3 wonderful children and the grandmother to 9 (soon to be 10) beautiful grandchildren. This is my first time attempting to blog and I am looking forward to it. I will use my blog for many different things. Such as:

Giving examples of my writings
Reviewing books that I have read (I read at least one book a week so hopefully I can help you find a book you can enjoy!)
Talking about my family
Sharing fun experiences I have

So hopefully you will all enjoy my blog! Please feel free to leave comments. I love to hear what people think!