Sunday, September 25, 2011

Romans 6:6-7

We know that our old life died with Christ on the cross so that our sinful selves would have no power over us and we would not be slaves to sin. Anyone who has died is made free from sin’s control.
Romans 6:6-7
Heavenly Father
     Help me to break free from sin and bad habits from my past. Reveal areas of my life that I need to turn over to You. What I need to let You control. I need to learn that only when I give up control does life work out for the best.
In Jesus name Amen.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ruth 1:16

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16
I want to have faith like Ruth to be willing and trusting enough to follow You where ever You lead. I want to follow You like ruth was willing to her mother –in-law to places unknown to her.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl
by Susan McCorkindale
Pick your Poison by Leann Sweeney mystery

Currnetly reading
Roadside Assistance by Amy Clipston
 The Doctor's Family By Lenora Worth
Soul Surfer Devotions by Bethany Hamilton

Getting ready to read
Nightshade by Ronie Kendig
Paid in Blood by Mel Odom
River's Song by Melody Carlson
His Country Girl by Jillian Hart
Too Close to Home  Lynette Eason
Sketchy Behavior by Erynn Mangum
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

reading for school
The Working Poor  by David K. Shipper
CJ 2011 (My Crime Kit series by James A Fagin
Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication by: Ronald B Adler
Psychology A Journey by Dennis Coon

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten years later

September 11, 2011
It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed since 9/11/01. Everyone can remember exactly what they were doing on that day. I was sitting in my freshman Algebra class in high school. When a classmate run in telling the teacher to turn on the TV; when our teacher refused he rushed over on turned the TV on. We all watched as the second plane flew into the second tower.
I spent the rest of the day in shock I couldn’t believe that my country had been attacked. I didn’t think the day could get any worse, and then I got home to see my dad packing. Having him tell me that his had been put on alert that they could be shipping out at anything to go who knows where. I am so thankful that at the time my sister was too young to understand what was going on.
However something good came out of 9/11 at least for me. It was the first time that I called out to God asking His Son to come into my life and change me. 9/11 made me realize that there are no promises in life that we have tomorrow. When my dad shipped out God gave me Psalm 91, and as a new Christian I prayed that Psalm as a prayer of protection every day that he was gone. The Military calls the Psalm the soldier’s Psalm.
My boyfriend at the time, after the towers fell said that he was going to join the Marines as soon as he graduated high school. As a country we came together. Now ten years later we need to remember those everyday heroes. We must remember in our prayers our first responder’s police, fire, and EMS, and also the ones who lay their lives on the line to protect our freedoms our military. We must never take our freedoms for granted.
No matter what happens with politics now matter what. Rather or not you agree with this war you should support our troops. The Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines, remember that they are away from their loved ones protecting our freedoms. To make sure that another 9/11 doesn’t happen again.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ, because He Gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13
Whatever you call me to do. I will be able to do it and bear it. Because as a believer in Jesus, you will give me the strength to do what you have called me to do. You never promised easy, you just promised possible, because with You all things are possible.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The end of the school week

I've made it throught the first two weeks back to college and let's just say that I am tired. i forgot how much effort went into going to school full time and working part time. I guess that's my fault for taking a semster off. Now I get to work to get back in the swing of things. I know that I shouldn't rush my life away, but I just wish I was done with school, I should have been done with college three years ago, but life doesn't always go the way that we planned. God's plans are now always our plans. 

I know the next couple will fly by, now that I have a major that is what I want to major in. To lead to a job in the career field that I will be the happiest in.  I have to trust God above everything else.

The week has gone by so fast that the only reading that I have done is for school I haven't read for fun and that's not like me, but I haven't really had time. I have a book review to finish as soon as possible, plus I think I am coming down with something, I blame the werid weather we've been having here. I mean one day it's a 100 and the next it's 60.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

James 2:26

Just as a person’s body that does not have a spirit is dead, so faith that does nothing is dead!
James 2:26
You gave me a heart for children, teens, and opharphans. Help me to put away the “what if’s” to follow you and to do Your will even when it’s hard.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Review of The Colonel's Lady

Title: The Colonel’s Lady
Author: Laura Frantz
Series:   no
Chapters: 39 plus Epilogue
Pages: 408
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Rating:  5 stars 10/10
     The Colonel’s Lady is the third book by Laura Frantz. The book was everything that I thought it would be and more. The Colonel’s Lady is a little different than her other two books. The Heroine is a little older than Lael and Morrow, and the hero is a little rougher around the edges than her other hero’s.
     Roxanna Rowan arrives at a Kentucky fort to join her solider father only to find that her father has died. She has nowhere to go, no money and sees herself as a spinster. Colonel Cassius McLinn commander of the fort offers her, her father’s job as a scrivener until others arrangements can be made.  Both Roxanna and Cassius end up developing feelings for each other, but they are both to afraid to voice their love. The colonel also has a secret that could destroy everything. Will Cass and Roxie have a chance at love? 
     The character of Colonel Cassius McLinn according to the author is loosely based on Colonel George Roger’s Clark, because she wanted to give Clark a different ended. I know this sounds bad but Clark was never one of my favorites from history and I don’t really know why; he help found my hometown, and I’ve been to his final home in Kentucky twice. Once as a kindergarten student on a field trip and the second time for my college history class. To me he was never as interesting as Daniel Boone.
     With each of Laura’s previous books there where bits and pieces that I loved more than others. With The Frontiersman’s Daughter I loved the fact that Lael was a bit of a free spirit. I could see Kentucky history with Fort Click and Ezekiel Click. With Courting Morrow Little I loved the love story.
     With The Colonel’s Lady I loved the whole book. I know this sounds bad but I think Roxie has become my new favorite character. Mainly I think it is because I can relate to her more; even though I am not as old as Roxie I am older than both Lael and Morrow where. Being the daughter of a former Marine I could relate to Roxie’s fear for her father before she knew he had died.  It was nice to see an Irish hero in a book.    The Colonel’s Lady is my new favorite book by Laura Frantz, and I can’t wait to next year to see what else she has come up with.