Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Changes coming soon!

I think everyday about different things going through my head that I want to share. I am also hoping to "dress" up the blog a bit. Of course some more book reviews are coming. But in the mean time, I have a baby due in 7 weeks and since my last one was 2 weeks early, I am not allowing myself 7 weeks to get everything done! So, bear with me and I will post as soon as I get a chance, when the dishes are caught up, laundry is folded, and some sewing is finished. :)

Here are some of my favorite verses to meditate on while you wait :

"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: " Colossians 1:9-22

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Fiddler, by Beverly Lewis

I was excited to see another Beverly Lewis book available for review. I have been a follower of her books for about 10 years, and this book was no disappointment. I have grown to love the simple life of the Amish, and Beverly Lewis writes about it in such a wonderful way.

When Amy DeVries is tired of all the practices, touring, and concerts, she sets out on an unknown path through the Pennsylvania mountains. Through a series of events, she has a car breakdown and inevitably ends up at the cabin of a young Amish man, after searching for help in an area where there is no cell phone reception. Finding this Amish community may be just the solitude she is seeking. 

This is a book that I had a hard time putting down, as is often the case with Amish novels.  It is definitely a good read for that rainy afternoon, or for one just needing a quiet afternoon away from the stresses of life.

*I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a review. I am not required to write a positive review.*