Sure & Steady '18

The Lavish Lifestyles of God’s Rich and Not So Famous

I used to think of the word “lavish” in relation to extreme wealth. A television show that was on when I was a teenager was “The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and it was known for showing the lavish homes, cars, and vacations the rich and famous could afford. Materialistic wealth is one thing, spiritual wealth is in fact entirely different and that’s what I find so peculiar about this word lavish being used in the Bible of all places.

Sure & Steady '18

Sweet and Sour Nuggets: My kids and not the take-out kind

My kids LOVE candy.  And not the good chocolate stuff that their Momma hides in various places throughout the kitchen; but the artificially colored, artificially sweetened, stick in your teeth, and jack you up like meth, kind of candy.  My daughter’s current favorite are “jebby beans” aka jelly beans.  She becomes highly motivated whenever promised […]

Psalms – King James Bible

Psalms – King James Bible

Psalms – King James Bible Psalms – Chapter 1 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he […]

Blessings for the Evening

Blessings for the Evening

Blessings for the Evening by Jennifer Chiaverini Book Review “Blessings for the Evening” by Susie Larson is an absolutely beautiful book. Meant to be a nightly devotional, every page is filled with gorgeous photos paired with Bible verses and a blessing to read before you put your head down on your pillow. It’s so well […]

Lone Star Trail

Lone Star Trail

Lone Star Trail by Darlene Franklin Book Review “Lone Star Trail” by Darlene Franklin, is the first in a series of 6 historical fiction books called the “Texas Trails” series. The books are centered around the Morgan family and the struggles they and the people they meet face in mid-1800s Texas. Very well written, this […]

Esther – King James Bible

Esther – King James Bible

Esther – King James Bible Chapter 1 1 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:) 2 That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in […]

Nehemiah – King James Bible

Nehemiah – King James Bible

Nehemiah – King James Bible Chapter 1 1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace, 2 That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning […]

The Spymistress

The Spymistress

The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini Book Review “The Spymistress” by Jennifer Chiaverini is a very well researched historical novel based on the life of civil war heroine Elizabeth Van Lew. Even though she was born to a wealthy slave holding family in Richmond, Virginia, “Lizzie” held very strong Union sympathies and dedicated herself to caring […]

Captive Trail

Captive Trail

Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis Book Review “Captive Trail”, by Susan Page Davis, is the second book in the “Texas Trails” series and takes place in mid 1800’s Texas. Centered around a young woman who was kidnapped by the Comanche as a little girl, the book begins shortly before Taabe Waipu’s harrowing escape from […]

The Devil's Puzzle

The Devil’s Puzzle

The Devil’s Puzzle by Clare O’Donohue Book Review When I was asked to review a mystery novel centered around quilting, I was excited because I love to read, I love quilting, and I love mysteries. It was also great timing because I had been on the hunt for some fun, new fiction. (The kind where […]

Ezra – King James Bible

Ezra – King James Bible

Ezra – King James Bible Chapter 1 1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it […]