Monday, April 26, 2010
A friend of mine borrowed this book to me, and I'm thankful that she’d chosen to share it with me. It's an amazing book! One filled with life lessons, what life is all about, and the paths in life we take. I agree wholeheartedly with all that was writer, and was so moved by this book I've shared it with many others. My only regret is I don’t have the funds to purchase one for everyone in my life.
Truly, this is one of those must read in ones life, books. And the sooner the better.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I was so happy when I discovered Rodney came out with a new CD. As soon as I spotted it at the store, I purchased it. Even though I had yet to hear any of the songs on it, I knew I’d like them. His first album was so great, how could this one not be as well.
As soon as I purchased the CD, I listened to it and soon after wrote my review. I just had to share my thoughts on this great CD. The songs are great, all upbeat, with great lyrics. There the kind of songs that makes you want to dance around the house while listening to your ipod. What a great CD to listen to while working out.
UPDATE, ONE MONTH LATER
I’ve been listening to IT’S AMERICA nonstop. The more I listen the more I love it. Great CD! Not one bad song on it.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
GREAT MUSIC FOR COUNTRY AND CHRISTIAN MUSIC LOVERS
I guess I’m pretty out of the loop by not watching TV, or reading the newspaper, or listening to the radio. Don’t get me wrong, I watch DVD’s, and listen to CD’s…all the time. I just rather watch and listen to what I want, not what a TV or radio station thinks I should be watching and listening too.
With that said, I had no idea there was Christina County out there. Because of facebook, I discovered Tommy Brandt. Then I checked out his music. Wow! I found several songs I liked. So many in fact it left me no choice but to purchase not one but THREE of his CD’s.
I could hardly wait to receive the CD’s I had ordered. I can’t seem to get enough of Tommy’s music. Each CD has one great song after another. He has an amazing voice, reminds me of Alan Jackson, with great lyrics. Honestly, I often forget I’m listening to Christian music until I really focus on the words. And then once I do, I just love his music all the more.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
After reading PIECES OF SILVER the ending left me with no other choice but to immediately start reading the next, REMEMER ME. I don't recall having read a book that ended in such a way I HAD to read the next. There was no way I couldn't after an ending like that.
The second book didn't disappoint. Right from the first page I was captivated as I was swiftly brought into Josef's world with lots of surprises. It's hard to believe how quickly I went from not really knowing Josef, nor liking him to feeling sympathy and warmth towards him. I thought that was an amazing feat on the author's part.
REMEMBER ME could be separated into three books. The first portion was a true love story where Lissa and Josef fall in love as they get to know one another. I loved Hank's dedication to his son as well as the changes Josef goes through. The next section of the book had Lissa and Josef off to war with all that entails. And the final section is revealing Josef's past with the inevitable trial.
So what I walked away with after reading this book is a wonderful love story as well as one of change and redemption. It was fascinating to live through a war, as well as the early 1900's with the characters. I felt as though I was right there with them.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
This was the first book I read on writing, and because of this book I started my first novel. Though it's been several years since I read it, what stick out in my mind the most is Stephen Kings words "just write". I had no idea how to even begin, let alone if I could finish a novel. He gave me the okay, and the courage to just start and see where it leads. I was too focused on the how's and what's...all things that had hindered me from starting. He also offers some helpful insight to how he accomplishes his own writing.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
This book was absolutely amazing! Right from the first pages I was captivated. It was wonderfully written, a great story with love and feistiness between the main characters. How could you not love them? This was the first book I've read by this author, and will surly be looking for more. I desperately want to read the others in the series after meeting the other men. Though it was a little too steamy for my liking, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Friday, April 9, 2010
PIECES OF SILVER is a wonderful story, and true to every Maureen Lang book I've read. Always well written, and a story that has you flipping quickly through the pages. What a wonderful story of faith, love, trust, honor, and betrayal.
I found it a fun, and intriguing read, taking me back in time. One thing that really stood out was the absence of cell phones. How different things have become because of such technology. Maureen has a unique way of telling an intriguing story with love gently woven in. And though the romance is not the main focus, you can feel it and sense it all throughout the story.
Liesel is a wonderful character that you're sure to admire for her courage, and honor. David's character is subtle, yet strong, determined, faithful, and honest, as well as gentle, and caring.
The dilemma Liesel finds herself in is wonderfully told by Maureen. Not getting as familiarized with Josef as the other characters, and because of who he is and what he does, obviously one would not like him, yet you find yourself feeling sorry for him as well as for his father.
I loved the way the story ended. Wow, what an amazing ending to a wonderful book. Just as soon as I finished PIECES OF SILVER, I immediately grabbed the next book, REMEMBER ME off my bookshelf. I couldn't wait to get started on it. Though I've only begun, the beginning doesn't fail to draw you right in to the story. I feel like I'd only flipped the next page instead of starting a new book. Already the story has me hooked. I can't wait to find out what will unravel in this one.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Everyone should read this book. It has a lot of wonderful insight to eating right. I don't believe in "diets". What I believe in is eating healthy. Watching the amount you eat, how often you eat and what time of day you eat. Making good decision. Exercise. This book basically reiterates that with some helpful hints.
It's been several years since I read thIS book so I don't recall a lot of details. What I do remember, what I got out of it the most is to pay attention when you're eating. Have no distractions. I totally believe in this process though I don't follow it. I have kids that often interrupt meals, and when they aren't around I'm I like to get in a little reading. But I am more aware of what I'm putting ino my mouth as I eat since reading the book.
The other thing I got out of this book is that dark chocolate is good for you...so to speak. And I LOVE dark chocolate so I now have a stash in my refrigerator, and have a VERY small piece of it everyday. I truly believe this helps satisfy any possible craving for "junk" as much as living by the rule, you should be able to indulge in some good things that aren't necessarily good for you. It's all about quantity and moderation, and you must make great choices the rest of the time, along with exercising.
So all in all, I felt there were several things in this book that were good enough that to this day I still incorporate into my life. Therefore, I deem this book well worth the money I paid, and the time I spent reading it.
Monday, April 5, 2010
FAITH LIKE POTATOES is a wonderful movie. It was inspirational and moving. Make sure to watch the documentary on Angua Buchan's story as well. It made me want to watch the movie all over, again.
In watching this amazing story, I was quickly brought back to the exact moment I truly accepted Jesus into my heart, along with the trials and tribulations that can follow. So very true to life.
Frank Rautenback did an amazing job at playing, Angus. I hope to see him in more movies in the future. Angus' story is a true inspiration, and a lesson we all should not just grasp but live out.
Listen to your calling, and then dive in...no matter what.