Isaiah 40-55: Messages for those in exile

  We’ve been working our way through certain events from 2 Kings 18-20 that result in the people being in exile. These are all messages from God to the people in exile. Chapter forty is broken into three sections: comfort for the people, reassurance that God is forever, and a reminder of God’s greatness. Chapter forty one  has a passage where they are told to not fear anyone … Continue reading Isaiah 40-55: Messages for those in exile

Memoir Monday: Nobel Women Read

Today begins announcements for the 2017 Nobel Prizes! Last year, I decided to read at least one book by every woman who had been awarded the Nobel Prize. I had initially wanted to do it in a year but that reading schedule proved a little too daunting. Instead, I’ve sprinkled them in with other challenges. Also, not all have written a book so I have … Continue reading Memoir Monday: Nobel Women Read

World Translation Day!

World Translation Day celebrates the many translated books out there and strives to raise awareness that we need to get more books translated into most languages so we can share knowledge and progress ever closer to a more informed world. Can anyone venture a guess at the first book to ever be translated into English? If you guessed the Christian Bible, you’re right. Not only … Continue reading World Translation Day!

Isaiah 36-39: Isaiah’s life

The events of these four chapters repeat what happened back in 2 Kings 18-20. The only difference is that chapter thirty eight contains a writing by King Hezekiah after he had been healed. I said, xIn the middle4 of my days I must depart; I am consigned to the gates of Sheol for the rest of my years. 11  I said, I shall not see the LORD, the LORD yin the land of the living; I shall look on man no more among the inhabitants of the world. 12  My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me zlike a shepherd’s tent; alike a weaver bI have rolled up my life; che cuts me off from the loom; dfrom day to night you bring me to an end; 13  eI calmed myself5 until morning; like a lion fhe breaks all my bones; from day to night you bring me to an end. 14  Like ga swallow or a crane I chirp; hI moan like a dove. iMy eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; jbe my pledge of safety! 15  What shall I say? For he has spoken to me, and he himself has done it. kI walk slowly all my years because of the bitterness of my soul. 16  lO Lord, by these things men live, and in all these is the life of my spirit. … Continue reading Isaiah 36-39: Isaiah’s life

Black Panther: World of Wakanda Volume 1

Review:  Last year, I got and read the first issue of this short run and reviewed it here. I didn’t know at the time that it would be a short run, but Marvel cancelled it a few months ago, which is disappointing. Along with the groundbreaking nature of the comic, it was a really good story and characters that I wish I could get to know … Continue reading Black Panther: World of Wakanda Volume 1

The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne

Review:  This was a really weird story set in the near future. I liked it, but it was really weird. The protagonist, Meena, is a woman on the run and quite disturbed. It’s told in the first person with time jumps between Meena and another woman who predates her, Miriama. The narrative seems confusing at first, but the women are still mentally working through some … Continue reading The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne

World Contraception Day!

The pill was something I took for granted for years. I even scorned it in favor of other forms of contraception available today. The IUD is a glorious thing and my personal favorite option. BUT the pill was the one that started it all. We would be stuck with abstinence and sterilization and the off chance a guy is willing to wear a condom without … Continue reading World Contraception Day!

Memoir Monday – Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ecuador

 I am not typically one for celebrity memoirs but this isn’t about being a celebrity. This is Jolie’s memoir on her time as a Goodwill Ambassador. It was published in 2003 and I had read it shortly after it came out. Here’s the actual write up on it from Goodreads: From the ever-intriguing and appealing actress Angelina Jolie comes the personal journals she compiled while performing … Continue reading Memoir Monday – Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ecuador

Isaiah 28-35: Judgement, prayer, and recompense

This next set of chapters covers a few topics but are still oracles or prophecies of Isaiah. As I’ve mentioned in other posts about this book, the prophecies don’t make a lot of sense to me in when it comes to what they are predicting but I’ve been looking at the way they refer to women or feminine things as a way of looking at … Continue reading Isaiah 28-35: Judgement, prayer, and recompense

Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender by Gloria Steinem

Review: Given the extensive history of Gloria Steinem and feminism and how renowned her work is, you kinda have to go in knowing that it’s going to be fantastic. Even if I had my doubts, they were assauged by my first foray into Steinem’s work when I read Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions about two years ago. She mentions in the introduction to the book that she … Continue reading Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender by Gloria Steinem