Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell

Stars: 3 of 5  I'm reviewing these two together because I had the fortunate ability to read them in succession and am not even sure where the one left off and the other started. Of course, this wouldn't have been a problem if I had stopped to write the review of Sapphie Blue before starting … Continue reading Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell

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Matthew 15: Traditions and Miracles

For the text of Matthew 15, click here.  The entire first half of this chapter focuses on the concept of where traditions come from and prioritizing them. Do we pay more attention to the traditions our foreparents created or the ones brought to us from God? Yeah, it's that first one. It's not generally well … Continue reading Matthew 15: Traditions and Miracles

13 Amazing stories of Regular Women

Sometimes I think about all the places women still have yet to go and all the accomplished women who have paved a way for me and I get overwhelmed by the idea that I could ever do anything like that. There are notable women out there whose stories we know, like celebrities, and there are … Continue reading 13 Amazing stories of Regular Women

Some things about me

It's been a while since I've shared some things about me, so here goes.   I am married and have one son. We did talk briefly about trying for more children but we had gone through so much to get to have one son that we could take home with us that we didn't have fortitude … Continue reading Some things about me

Matthew 14: Mourning and Community

For the text of Matthew 14, click here.  Reading about the death of John the Baptist on my own was infuriating. I know I've heard the story countless times but I had no idea what was going on in the background. It's told as a situation where a callous young girl randomly wants some guy … Continue reading Matthew 14: Mourning and Community

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomer

Stars: 4 of 5  Though I've never had a phase where I'd rather be an animal, I can relate to the way the animals I've had have changed my outlook. How to Be a Good Creature is Montgomery's explanation of just that. It's the animals in her life that have changed her somehow and they are an … Continue reading How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomer

Books for Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month

It amazes me that we need to build awareness that this illegal and incredibly immoral thing is still happening in our world after the opposition that exists to it at such high levels. And yet.... There are so many problems with recognizing what slavery and human trafficking looks like today because we are so ingrained … Continue reading Books for Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Matthew 13: Parables and explanations

For the text of Matthew 13, click here.  I had no idea that the parables were explained in the same chapters that they were told! Not that the explanations were always easy to understand. First of all. What's a parable?  Here is the definition from dictionary.com nouna short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, or thelike. The first one is the Parable of … Continue reading Matthew 13: Parables and explanations

Memoirs of 2018

This has been my first full year of Memoir Mondays and I do still love the segment. Here are the memoirs I read this year! January:        Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay Shrill: Notes from a … Continue reading Memoirs of 2018

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell

Stars: 4 of 5 I have to admit that I was spellbound by this book almost as soon as I started it. The prologue has just the touch of mystery that intrigues me and then the story never loosened it's grip. This is actually one of the quickest books I've listened to, finding any excuse … Continue reading Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell