25 September, 2014

DRACHENFUTTER A Blogging for Books review.

This word is going to be stapled to my husband's head for the rest of his life.   8-)
The noun that means dragon fodder, a gift your husband gives his wife to make up for bad behavior. 

This book was enchanting. Lots of words to peruse and some, like the above, to bring into our lives. Being of Dutch, German, Norse, Welsh, Scot, and English background there were lots of words to like. 

Perhaps one day I can surprise one of my Filipino or Malaysian friends using one of my new found words.

If you need a book to just page through and put a smile on your face, then this is the book to do it. 

"I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."

16 September, 2014

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 77

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 77
By Amulbunny   
September 16,2014

Outside my window82ยบ, slight breeze, humid @0845

I am thinking I will be so happy when this heat is gone

I am thankful for blessings that have come for us

From the learning rooms …  hydration is good.

I can't believe . . . how humid it is already.

From the kitchen . . . I have no idea. Maybe Ralph’s chicken

I am wearing  shorts, tank top, and flip-flops

I am creating . . .a good time to pray and thank God.

I am going   to have my 19th steroid injection this week

I am reading. .  Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

I am hoping my new Kindle arrives on time

I am hearing the whir of my tiny desk fan

Around the house… a 2 dogs, son and me

One of my favorite thingsWatching Outlander on Starz

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Get flea pills at the vet
2.  Bible Study
3.  Use my TENS machine faithfully.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

08 September, 2014

Book Review: Girl at the End of the World - My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future

Book Title:
Girl at the End of the World - My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future
Author Name(s):
Elizabeth Esther
Religion - Faith
Additional Details:
Released: March 18th, 2014
Trade Paperback
224 Pages
$14.99 (USD)

I've followed Elizabeth Esther's blog for many years and have had some interactions on Twitter with her as well. I read the blog as she struggled with the book and how she sweat tears and blood writing about her life inside the cult. Coming to this story as a cradle Lutheran, I was amazed at the restrictions and rules she had to follow as a member of the cult. 

She has emerged from the chrysalis as a butterfly who has found the sky to be enormous as the opportunity to chose how you fill your soul with the way you want to worship. Leaving a free form church to a liturgical one and finding her home there has made her a wholly new person. 

She doesn't talk about her daughter's aspirations to be a ballet dancer and how their family raised the funds to send her to ABT's summer intensive and how she prayed that Jewel would succeed. Her tears when Jewel went to summer camp and had a wonderful time, so unlike the memories of EE's summer camp experiences. 

I hope that in 5 years or so EE will write another book and talk about how her life is going, if she is still a Catholic and how her family has changed and adapted so far away from The Message.

Also, keep your Kleenex with you, there are parts that made me cry. 

"I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."