Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Friday!!!! TGIF!!!!1

Friday 8/31/2012

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.

~ Psalm 9:10  :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

This Book was supplied to me by Simon & Schuster Publishers through NetGalley for a review in return.

Book Description

Five years ago, Molly Allen left her heart in Tennessee when she walked away from the man she can't forget. Ryan Kelly spends much of his time in Franklin's bookstore, remembering the hours he and Molly once spent there. But when tragedy and trouble threaten to close the shop for good, what miracles will unfold?

My Review

This book is a stand alone book by a GREAT author, Karen Kingsbury.  She is one of the best authors, in my opinion.  I have read almost all of her books and I just can’t say enough. This book is not a long book but it is so GREAT that I wished it went on and on.  Karen draws you into all her books as soon as you start reading the book.   This book is about second chances in life.  God does give us second chances, I do believe that. 

This is about Molly and Ryan.  They are college students and always wind up at The Bridge bookstore and read to each other.  There is just something about The Bridge and when Charlie, the owner of the bookstore has a terrible accident and almost dies, all of the people who he has known throughout his career shows up so he can open up the shop again.  Then, as the story goes on, Ryan and Molly see each other after 7 years.  

I had better not tell you anything more about the book because I don’t want to spoil it for you. I love Karen Kingsbury’s books because she always show how the characters intertwine and how they accept Jesus as their personal savior.  

Thank you Simon & Schuster Publishers for giving me a chance to read and review this WONDERFUL book. Thank you, Karen Kingsbury for giving us all a good book to read and thank you Jesus for giving us all such a GREAT author in Karen. 

Happy Thursday!!!!

Thursday 8/30/2012

But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God.

~ Psalm 146:5   :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy Wednesday, Hump Day!!!!!

Wednesday 8/29/2012

O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.

~ Psalm 62:8   :)  

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Tuesday!!!!!

Tuesday 8/28/2012

Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful.

~ Proverbs 16:20   :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Monday!!!!!

Monday 8/27/2012

But I trust in your unfailing love? I will rejoice because you have rescued me.

~ Psalm 13:5   :)  

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy Glorious Sunday!!!!!

Sunday 8/26/2012

Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.

~ Psalm 100:2   :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy Saturday!!!!

Saturday 8/25/2012

With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!

~ Isaiah 12:3   :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Friday!!!!! TGIF!!!!

Friday 8/24/2012

You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.

~ Psalm 92:4   :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy Thursday!!!!!

Thursday 8/23/2012

No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety.

~ Psalm 19:14   :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012



Happy Wednesday!!!!! Hump Day!!!!

Wednesday 8/22/2012

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

~ Psalm 19:14

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Happy Tuesday!!!!

Tuesday 8/21/2012

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea

~ Psalm 46:1-2  

Monday, August 20, 2012

The River Rose by Gilbert Morris

This Book was supplied to me by B&H Publishers through NetGalley for a review in return.

Book Description

Life on the Mississippi in the 1850s is filled with dreams---and disappointments! In The River Rose, widow Jeanne Bettencourt struggles to provide for her young daughter. Things begin to look up when she unexpectedly inherits a steamboat. But there's another claim on the estate! Can faith help Jeanne navigate the swirling waters of her feelings?

My Review

This book is the first book of Gilbert Morris that I have read and I guarantee you, it will not be the last one either. He absolutely wraps you into this book from the first page.

This book was so good. I know that it is suppose to be all about Jeanne Bettencourt but her daughter who is about 5 or 6 years old, grabbed my heart strings. What a precious little girl, I just fell in love with her.

This story tells the story of Jeanne Bettencourt and how she tries to make a living for her and her daughter, Marvel. They live in a rundown housing district and she is a maid who works at the Gayoso Hotel. Then she is confronted by the lawyer and learns that she and Clint Hardin inherit the River Boat, she owns half and he owns the other half. She is a good Christian woman and doesn’t know about living on the boat with a man but she decides that her and Marvel will live in a cabin.

As the story goes on, Jeanne is dating a man who stays at the hotel she use to work at and Clint starts to fall for her. He has to hold his feelings in but eventually things change. This is a GREAT book, one that I would suggest to my family and friends. I loved this book so much and that little Marvel was wonderful, a very special child in my opinion. If I was you, I would most definitely pickup this book.

I had better not tell you anything more about the book because I don’t want to spoil it for you. I think that Gilbert Morris is a GREAT author and one that everyone should read.

Thank you B&H Publishers for giving me a chance to read and review this WONDERFUL book. Thank you, Gilbert Morris for giving us all a good book to read and learn how Jesus moves. And oh my goodness, how he does move because that is what he wants is to have a relationship with him.

Happy Monday!!!!

Welcome Back, Students!!!!

Happy Monday!!!!!

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again rejoice!

Philippians 4:4 NLT


Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Friday TGIF!!!!!

Friday 8/17/2012

Jesus told her, I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.

~ John 11:25   :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Thursday!!!!!

Thursday 8/16/2012

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.

~ John 10:11


Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Friday!!!!! TGIF!!!!!

Friday 8/10/2012

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

~ Proverbs 4:23

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Patches at 7 years old

Patches on her blankie as normal. Hehe

Happy Thursday!!!!!

Thursday 8/9/2012

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

~ Psalm 23:6

Monday, August 6, 2012

Braised Chicken Thighs

I thought this looked really good.

We like the diversity of this one-dish winner. First, because Braised Chicken Thighs Dinner is a change from roast. Second, because it uses chicken thighs. They have so much more flavor than breasts.
Serves: 3
Cooking Time:7 hr
  • 1 onion, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 4 new potatoes (about 1 pound), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (See Note)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 6 bone-in, skinned chicken thighs (1-1/2 to 1-3/4 pounds)
  1. Coat a 6-quart round slow cooker with cooking spray. Add onion then top with potatoes and carrots.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, the broth, wine, garlic, and thyme. Pour broth mixture over vegetables. Combine paprika, remaining salt, and remaining pepper; rub evenly over chicken thighs, and arrange over vegetables.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH setting 1 hour; reduce heat to LOW setting, and cook 6 hours, or until chicken and vegetables are cooked through and tender.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Happy Sunday!!!!

Sunday 8/5/2012

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Saturday, August 4, 2012

When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts by Cindi McMenamin

This Book was supplied to me by Harvest House Publishers for a review in return.

Book Description

Author Cindi McMenamin's bestseller When Women Walk Alone (more than 100,000 copies sold) confirms her gift for encouraging women who are journeying through difficult seasons. In her newest book, she offers help for women who are dealing with wounds from unresolved issues in their past.

When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts explores the kinds of hurt women experience and offers gracious, biblical counsel on how and where to find healing. Cindi shares the faulty thinking that often accompanies life's wounds and replaces it with truths every woman needs to know about how God views her. She takes women from

My Review

This book is the first book of Cindi McMenamin that I have read and I guarantee you, it will not be the last one either. Cindi is very good author telling her stories about several different women.

She explains what the women go through and how God is there to help them. There are some that question God’s existence and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt he is there for you in time of trouble. Our God is an AWESOME God. I love you Jesus. Cindi is a great author on this type of subject. I was just thinking after I read her book that some churches could use this book for women who are hurting at church. Just a thought. Hmmmm.

I work with some women who are going through some rough things, such as divorce, contemplating divorce, etc. I do believe I am going to pass this book along to them.

Thank you Harvest House Publishers for giving me a chance to read and review this WONDERFUL book. Thank you, Cindi McMenamin for giving us all a good book to read and learn how Jesus works and how much he loves us.  I just have to say this one thing, “Jesus does not move, we do”. Just a thought.

Happy Saturday!!!!!

Saturday 8/4/2012

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

~ Psalm 118:2

Friday, August 3, 2012

Happy Friday TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday 8/3/2012

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.

~ 1 Peter 5:6

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy Thursday!!!!

Thursday 8/2/2012

Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.

~ Habakkuk 1:5

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy Wednesday!!!! Hump Day!!!!

Wednesday 8/1/2012

The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.

~ Lamentations 3:25