Since Mrs. James stories are so short I thought I would write a general review of all her stories that I have read rather than a detailed review of each book. As is claimed in the description of her books, her books are clean. They don't contain any steamy "romance" or inappropriate descriptions, etc. That … Continue reading Review: Jenni James Short(er) Stories
Originally written: February 26, 2015 I went to a talk today given by a young man who's been through a lot. Since the age of 18, he has experienced constant pain behind his eyes. He's been to 60 or more doctors...and they still don't know the exact cause of his pain. He's grown through this … Continue reading What Do You Have Right Now?
Sometimes we reach a point where every single fiber in us is crying. Not literally, but it still feels like it. Our bodies ache, our heart aches, our very souls seem to ache. No matter what we do, no matter how much we try to push past the ache, to accept and move on, to … Continue reading When Everything Hurts
Fitting in. Sound familiar? I know that at least once in your life time (I know I have countless times) wanted to fit in to a certain group or activity. This isn't a bad desire. In fact, it is good to want to be a part of something, to be connected to others. Here is … Continue reading Fitting in: The Question of the Modern Christian
It's been a while since I have written a novel. Finishing highschool kept me busy and my subsequent lack of energy crushed my motivation. After finally finishing a novel I had left unfinished for a year, I began thinking about new ideas for stories. That's when I came across a short story which inspired me … Continue reading The Journey Begins…Maybe
An absent glance. A tired or careless voice. A sigh. A failure to make eye contact. A lack of enthusiasm. Impatience or frustration. Each and every one of these things can, and often does, initiate a misunderstanding. We have all been misunderstood by someone in doing these things ourselves or misunderstood someone else who did … Continue reading Dispersing the Dark Cloud of Misunderstandings
This isn't a set the tone. This isn't a mocking pre-phrase before a debunking. This is a challenge. A request. Let's be who we truly are, what we truly are, let's be real. It's so easy these days to be fake. Filters, editing programs, online interaction, all of these things and more lend to ease … Continue reading Let’s be Real
I was reading a book the other day, Follow the Cloud (a very interesting book, in case you were wondering), and I came across a story that really struck me. The author of the book was sitting in his car with his young daughter. This little girl had her favorite doll with her in the car, a … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of those timeless books that always has a new relevant message for you. I can't tell you how many times I've read this book because I've lost count. I read it so much as a girl and loved it … Continue reading Review: Anne of the Island
A Viscount's Proposal by Melanie Dickerson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I think this book is now vying for top place in my list of Melanie Dickerson favorites. It was very well written and had a lot of suspense. Mrs. Dickerson does such a wonderful job of giving characters real backgrounds and reasons for … Continue reading Review: A Viscount’s Proposal