Christina Katz is hosting a book giveaway at her blog each day in May. Having been the recipient of gifts in the past, I highly recommend this giveaway. I plan to participate as much as I can as we prepare for our 2nd move in just over a year.
55. Rosebushes in bloom 56. Fans that circulate the air 57. Free lotion from Bath & Body Works 58. A crazy brain that works in circuits I can't understand 59. Creativity 60. Meaningful work 61. Coca-Cola on a warm day 62. My Flip video camera
Welcome to the LitFuse blog tour for Beside Still Waters. Synopsis From the Publisher:Raised among the Amish of Indiana, 18-year-old Marianna Sommer plans to get baptized into the church, marry Aaron Zook, and set up life in the only community she has ever known. But when her older brother chooses the world’s path following his rumschpringe, and a younger sibling begins showing interest in English ways, Marianna’s parents move the family to Montana.
Although she is also in her rumschpringe years and not obligated to move, Marianna makes the journey to dutifully help her mother who is expecting another child. Surprisingly, from strangers on the cross-country train ride to the less rigid stance of the new Montana community, many English influences awaken within Marianna—and even her father—the desire to pursue a deeper kind of joy and love for God.
After an accident, Marianna tells her friend Ben a defining story about the Sommer family, and his response further illumines the active relati…
Happy Friday! Please go post your own felicities at Joyful Mother.Getting to keep my dog in our next moveGrateful my husband has a jobSeattle's Best level 5 coffee (BOLD French roast)Cool breezes in warm sunshineUniBall Signo pens in purple
Bullets for a Monday...I just updated my Spring Reading Thing post for this spring. I've got 1.5 books left to read on my list.I've read over 40 books this year, with more to follow. I'm trying to finish as many as I don't plan to move so I can get our household weight down.I've been keeping the Post Office busy.The Post Office is the great equalizer in terms of economic class. Everyone uses it. Just take a look at the people in line sometime and you'll see what I mean.I love my Kindle. It was a gift from a very kind and generous friend after I had to go on a spending fast rather quickly...so it means even more to me than it would otherwise.I am so excited about moving with the Kindle instead of a backpack full of books.I suffer from abibliophobia--the fear of running out of reading material.Not with a Kindle. Not ever.I have a writing assignment for five devotionals! I'm so very excited!
A word from our Author: I started writing short stories—pretty bad ones. And I started taking creative writing courses to round out my degree. So I was in classes full of people just like me—lousy writers. But we were learning!
Then the Lord led me to a local writers' group, Capital Christian Writers, and the contacts and friends I made through CCW enriched my personal life and my writing life more than I can measure. Through CCW and through reading just about every book and magazine ever published by Writer's Digest, I started catching on. Now I'm writing full time and man oh man do I love it.
Before the writing began, I worked for attorneys in Washington, D. C. I worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission. And I …