Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Beautiful Mess by Diamond Rio with Tom Roland

Recently I read A Beautiful Mess, the story of Diamond Rio. For country music fans, this is a familiar name. Some of their hits include "Meet in the Middle" and "A Beautiful Mess."

This book chronicles the "ups" and "downs" of the six musicians that comprise this award winning band. I enjoyed reading this book and learning the origins of this group of talented musicians and how the band came into existence. I found it refreshing to see how the members' faith in God brought them through many tough times and their faith helped them to remain clear minded when success finally came their way. It is this faith in God that has given this band the distinction of remaining together longer than any other band. The band members have not fallen prey to the traps that other bands have found themselves ensnared: problems like power and money for instance.

Although I did find the book slow going and dry at times, I did enjoy reading it. So many times celebrities seem so much above their fans and "untouchable". I felt as though I were in a friend's living room and taking part in an honest and down-to-earth conversation.

I do recommend this book to anyone who wishes to learn about some to the struggles and obstacles some of our idols go through.

It's Life on the Edge

Well, it's me again, friends. I think my life is finally returning to normal--for me that is. My DH went back to work last week. I praise God because no one thought he would be able to work again. I hope I can post regularly again. I am snowed in with 4 kids yesterday and today so I feel like I'm sliding off the edge. Oh, well, life goes on and the kids grow up fast enough. I have missed posting on my blog but please be patient and hopefully if life is returning to normal, then my posts will be more frequent.

It's good to be back and that my friends, is life on the edge. Please pray that I don't lose my footing and slide over the edge.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Life Might Be Returning to Normal--puleese!

I hope my life is returning to normal after all the activity of the holidays.  The kids will return to school tomorrow and maybe I will at least to get a chance to breathe without hearing "Nanny, Nanny, Nannnnnnny!"

I have been so busy I have not had a chance to write much but hopefully now I can be more regular in my postings.

I hope everyone had a good holiday and the new year is what you expected or, as in my case, not as bad as it could have been.  God is so good even when I don't deserve it.

I have got to get the kids ready for bed so tomorrow can go as smoothly as possible with 4 sleepy kids to get up and shove out of the door.

I will be back tomorrow so everyone have a good evening and don't forget to thank God for his blessings for last year and the ones that are waiting for us in this new year.