Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Love and War...It Happens in Marriage

John and Stasi Eldredge have written a winner in the book Love and War. I was blessed to receive 2 copies from Blogging for Books so my husband read one as well. I have taken a long time to write this review but I want everyone to know what a great book this is.
It is a must read for couples. They put their lives out there and let people see into their marriage. It addresses issues that you would not realize occur in marriage. It also addresses sex in marriage and how important it is in order to have a healthy marriage. I must say however that was my husband's favorite chapter!!!
The book also teaches you how to fight because, lets get real here, everybody fights. It teaches you to fight fair and how to resolve issues.
Whether your marriage is in trouble or not this book is a great one to have on hand. It would also make a great wedding gift for new couples so they can know what they are getting into. Since I received this book I have found out they they have written a study guide as well as a couples devotional book to accompany this one.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Must Read for Mom's of Teen Girls

I must admit I was a little nervous when I requested to review What Are You Waiting For ? By Dannah Gresh. Once I received the book and dove in I discovered a treasure. It is a wonderful, straightforward, cover the hard topics book. Dannah addresses things we MUST discuss with out teenage daughters. After completing the book I gave it to my 17 year old daughter to read. She not only read it she took notes! Read it first Moms then read it with your girls.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Under the Overpass by Mike Yankowski

Under the Overpass is a must read. After hearing a convicting sermon one Sunday morning in church Mike Yankowski decided to live out his faith. Be the Christian you say you are…this thought rang in his mind so much so that he had to do something about it. After much prayer and counsel of friends, Mike decided to hit the road and live among the homeless. He knew he shouldn’t go it alone so God brought Sam into the picture.

It all started with each man living in a homeless shelter among other homeless men in a rehab program. They lived in separate shelters in Denver. Once they had “learned the ropes” they met up and headed to D.C. From there they went to Portland, San Francisco, Phoenix, San Diego and then finally home. They spent about a month in each city, meeting very interesting people along the way.

The church could learn a hard lesson from this book. Sometimes we are judgmental even in our outreach. Granted we should not hand every person that we encounter money but we still can help. We can meet a need with a meal or a cup of cold water. We can tell them that God loves them, but what we really need to do is show them. Don’t condemn them for their circumstances ask the Holy Spirit for guidance and be the Christian you say you are.

You won’t be able to put the book down and when you finish it you will want more. Be ready to be convicted and at the same time develop a desire to minister to the homeless.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year Challenge

I know I am a little behind in my posting and in a few days I will (hopefully) do an update post. But for now thanks to Beth I issued a challenge to myself and my daughters. We are joining Beth and thousands of Siestas in memorizing scripture. You can still jump in if you would like. We are going to memorize 2 scriptures per month. We will be choosing a scripture on the 1st and 15th of each month. Everybody will memorize whatever scripture they are let to memorize. Here is the one I chose for the 1st (actually the 2nd) of January.

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed says the LORD who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10 NIV

By the end of the year I should have memorized 24 scriptures. Then I can honestly say to God: Your word I have hidden in my heart that I may not sin against you. Psalm 119:11

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I would like to take a moment and bid a fond farewell to Phil Fulmer. Thanks for going out on a win. UT 28 Kentucky 10.
Pharewell Phil's been a wild ride !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving !!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving ! Be sure to count your blessings today and give God thanks.



Saturday, November 22, 2008

We are Finally Home !

Praise the LORD we are finally home. George was finally released from the hospital on Wednesday. The Dr. told us that he wanted us to stop every hour so George could get out and walk around. This would help his circulation in his legs so there would be a worry of blood clots.
We picked up our girls from Joy and Tybee and got on the road about 4 PM Eastern. We had traveled about 30 minutes and George got sick. Lets just say he had eaten Strawberry Yogurt before we left the hospital and it was not pretty. I don't know what it is about Strawberries and Surgery Patients but......well this is my 2nd experience and it is not good. If you have surgery AVOID STRAWBERRIES at least for a week or 2. LOL You have to laugh or you would me.
I was afraid George would be sick all the way home so I called in some prayer warriors and asked that they pray for him. So....he slept. Oh don't worry I had the clock police (our girls) reminding me when 1 hour had passed no matter if there was an interstate exit or not. I had a hard time convincing them that it could be a little longer than an hour and it would be fine. So we stopped 3 or 4 times so George could get out and stretch his legs and walk around a little. Long story short we got home around 9 PM. I brought him and 2 of our girls home. Abigail went back out to get his pain meds filled and pick up some yogurt and Gatorade for George. And NO we did not get strawberry yogurt !!! It was 11 by the time we got to bed but Oh did we sleep good.
Since we've been home we have been abundantly blessed by our church family with food. Our leaves and yard were taken care of by some of our deacons. I know !
In this season of Thanksgiving our family certainly has a lot to be thankful for.