Catching You Up on Life Around Here

Even though I haven’t been posting much on here, I have been keeping busy.

I finished this book last week:
I haven’t told you about it yet, because I read it for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The author is an Iowan, near where I grew up.  So, I am doing a feature on her and this book she wrote about her mom.  If you like Memoirs and WWII, this is a book for you! I’ll be running my review in mid March after the Gazette runs my feature. I can assure you it is worth the read.  Pick up your copy, HERE.
I’m reading every chance I get.  Right now, on my Kindle I’m reading, The Settling Earth.
It’s a collection of short stories and it’s holding my interest.  It’s a quick read and I hope to tell you about it next week.
I’m also reading Splinters of Light.
It comes out next week and I will have a review for you then as well.
Our boys are in the middle of show choir season, which means our weekends are full.  But, basketball is done, so we get our weeknights back…for a bit.  Until soccer begins.
I’m sick of this cold weather and as I type this, more snow is headed our way.  I know that technically, Spring is just a few weeks away, but it doesn’t feel like it is going to get here anytime soon.
Blogging and sharing books I love with all of you brings me such joy. Especially when you share about a book I have told you about and how much you loved it.  That is why I started sharing my love of books with all of you.  But, as I have always said, this is my hobby and many other things come first in my life. So, if I am MIA for a few days or a week.  You’ll know that I am just focusing of the other things in life.  But, know that I’ll be back, just as soon as I can.
I am also spending time studying God’s Word.  That has been my Lent goal and so far I have been sticking with it….7 days in. The truths have been eye-opening and I have been reading and rereading 
several scriptures. I’m reading the SHE READS TRUTH “Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross” plan and really like how everything is laid out for me.  I didn’t realize how much I missed studying His Word. I used to attend a weekly Bible Study called Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and have missed that daily connection.
These are some of the truths that have spoken to me in these first 7 days.  I’m sharing in case you need some encouragement or hope. If so, it can be found here. 
Romans 3:20 For no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.

Joel 2:13 For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, rich in faithful love, and He relents from sending disaster.

2 Corinthians 5 – Really the whole chapter brought tears to my eyes. I don’t know why it was so powerful to me at this time, but it has been one I have read every single day.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Mark 2:17 “Those who are well don’t need a doctor, but the sick do need one. I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.” 

Hebrews 12:5-6, 11 My son, do not take the Lord’s discipline lightly or faint when you are reproved by Him, for the Lord disciplines the one He loves and punishes every son He receives. No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it. 


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  1. bermudaonion on February 25, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    We're supposed to get quite a bit of snow tonight. We're not used to it so everything will screech to a halt around here. I sure hope the weathermen are wrong and we all see warm weather soon.

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