The day before, a large rattlesnake, attracted by the genial warmth near the stove, had, without waiting for invitation, or being assured of a welcome, crawled in through a huge crack, and stretched out his three feet of length. With a scream or two on the part of the lady, and some dexterous and telling … Continue reading Rattlesnakes

Book Review: The Sister Wife by Diane Noble

  The Sister Wife by Diane Noble Publisher: Avon Inspire Pub. Date: June 22, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0061962226 Retail: $12.99 Pages: 352               What if the man you loved told you God wanted him to take another wife? What if that woman was your best friend? Set in the heart … Continue reading Book Review: The Sister Wife by Diane Noble

Smithy Part 2

See, I went and got distracted when I wrote my last post. I completely forgot to add my thoughts as to why the windows were so low. After searching through the Internet for other pictures of blacksmiths I realized not all blacksmith windows were made so low. Some shops were in the shape of barns with … Continue reading Smithy Part 2

The Blacksmith

It's been a while since I've done a post about the trip to Abilene. Obviously from the title of my post I've chosen to talk about the blacksmith. I've read plenty of historical romances where a blacksmith played a part. Some made swords and armor. Some shoed horses and made wagons, others made wrought iron … Continue reading The Blacksmith

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:*Grab your current read *Open to a random page *Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that pageBE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday

God’s Grace, Family Tree, and the Lions’ Den

I should be writing. But I'm not. Instead, I'm thinking about God's grace. I'm thinking about how much He loves us even though we don't deserve it. Praise, Jesus! No, I haven't gone and recently done anything outlandishly, except maybe forget to say blessing over my meal before I ate it. I have been spending … Continue reading God’s Grace, Family Tree, and the Lions’ Den

Cast of Characters by Max Lucado

Back cover blurb- Common people . . . Story after story marked by scandal, stumble, and intrigue. Who are these people? They're the people of the Bible. And they're us. We find our stories in theirs. We find our hope where they found theirs. In the hands of an Uncommon God. In the midst of … Continue reading Cast of Characters by Max Lucado