That very day, the first day of the week, two of Jesus' disciples were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred. And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their … Continue reading Misunderstandings
Have you ever met someone who keeps telling you how you're this or that? Or kept hearing that you're this or that? Sometimes the words are good words: confident, smart, generous, kind, intelligent, pretty, understanding. Other times they aren't. So often though, I think that these words start to feel like a trap. Is that all … Continue reading Defined by Adjectives?
Hold up. I know the title has you girls super excited (maybe), but I'm probably not talking about Cinderella's in the same way you have in mind. Let me start with a reference too the original Cinderella. Cinderella was practically an orphan girl. The parents she loved and the only people who truly cared for … Continue reading We Need More Modern Day Cinderella’s
The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson My rating: 3 of 5 stars This story was great! I really enjoyed it. Most especially since the kissing and "romance" were kept towards the end of the book when the main characters were actually betrothed. I really loved this and found it very admirable in Mrs. Dickerson keeping … Continue reading Review: The Noble Servant
The Rose and the Balloon: A Beauty and the Beast Story by Kirsten Fichter My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a clever little book. Not too long, not too short. Yet profound in a simple and satisfying way. This is the story of misunderstanding. It's the tragedy of the prejudice of man. It's … Continue reading Review: The Rose and the Balloon: A Beauty and the Beast Story
Castles in the Clouds by Myra Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I absolutely loved this book. I have a great admiration for Louisa May Alcott, her writing, and her fictional characters and Mrs. Johnson's story and writing style reminded me of her. I didn't want to set the book down from the moment … Continue reading Review: Castles in the Clouds
If I stop judging other people, I free myself from being judged, and I can dance! ~Patti Digh A while ago I was at work nearby some co-workers. On a table we were all standing near there was a magazine with a women on the front cover. The women, in my thoughts, looked beautiful. She … Continue reading Why so Judgemental?
Once: Six Historically Inspired Fairytales by Elisabeth Grace Foley My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have to admit that this book has been one of the cleverest collections of retellings I have ever read. Half the time I didn't know what story was being retold, which added a sense of mystery. What fairy tale … Continue reading Review: Once: Six Historically Inspired Fairytales
The Sweetest Rain by Myra Johnson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mrs. Johnson's style of writing is wonderful. You can tell that she took great care in making sure her setting is correct in the historical properties. I loved this, seeing that some stories you aren't really sure about the accuracy of the historical … Continue reading Review: The Sweetest Rain
The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Westley Le Wyse. First of all, the name is absolutely wonderful. Second, Westley is a great character. He was caring, gentlemanly, and, as a soon-to-be-Lord should be, great at fighting. (Sounds like a certain character from a certain book or movie carrying the … Continue reading Review: The Silent Songbird