O Sacred Head …

Text: Anonymous; trans. by Paul Gerhardt and James W. Alexander Music: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612; harm. by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750 O sacred Head, now wounded With grief and shame weighed down Now scornfully surounded With thorns, Thine only crown How art Thou pale with anguish With sore abuse and scorn! How does that visage languish Which once Read More

Wanting to be Invisible

INVISIBLE by Ginny Yttrup B&H Books ISBN: 9781433671685 ~~~ Publisher’s Description:      Ellyn DeMoss — chef, café owner, and lover of butter — is hiding behind her extra weight. But what is she hiding? While Ellyn sees the good in others, she has only condemnation for herself. So when a handsome widower claims he’s Read More

Overcoming Writer’s Block

I’m blogging over at Inkspirational Messages today, talking about my creative way to overcome writer’s block. Stop by and join in the fun! http://inkspirationalmessages.com/2013/03/the-story-from-10-random-words/

Novel Recommendation – Secrets Over Sweet Tea

Denise Hildreth Jones is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I’m not usually a fan of Southern fiction–there’s just so much of it out there–but Denise’s work stands out. In 2011, The First Gardener made my favorite’s list, now this year I’m adding Secrets Over Sweet Tea (Tyndale). I love the characters! First there’s Scarlett Read More

Graduation Party Checklist

March is here, which means spring is coming, and so is the last day of school. The very last day of high school for my middle child! Yikes! And that means, I better get hustling on that graduation party! I’ve been preparing for it all year–In order to stretch the costs over months, whenever I Read More

Celebrating National Reading Month

I’ve just learned that March is National Reading Month! Don’t know where I’ve been. Actually, I don’t even know what authority has declared it National Reading Month (NRM), but who am I to argue? Admittedly, I have not been doing a good job at celebrating–so far, I’ve only completed two books this month: THE TROUBLE Read More

Home Improvement Project

I’ve been frequenting the home improvement stores lately, hoping to get a glimpse of one of those DIY Network House Crashers crews. Well, maybe not for that exact purpose, but running into them would have been a very nice perk. After all, we have a kitchen and two baths that they could do wonders with. Besides, Matt Read More

March 2013 – Novel Anticipation

All the books I’m anticipating reading this month are written by authors whom I’ve read before, authors who are gifted storytellers. I’m certain I won’t be disappointed with their newest releases. ORDINARY GRACE: A NOVEL by William Kent Krueger – This novel is quite a departure from normal for Krueger, whose fame comes from writing Read More