Saturday, August 28, 2010

Times Flies When You Are Having Fun

Well, school has started again and life is returning to "normal".  By this I mean I spend all day cleaning and five minutes after the kids get home, you can't tell I have done anything.  When they ask me, "nanny, what have you done all day?" it is not a smart aleck question but because they have destroyed my whole day's work, they actually want to know.  I think I will take pictures and post them on the wall so when they ask me that question--I can point to the picture and they will have their answer. 

Frequently, I will become so busy with my work that I do lose track of time and before you know it that same yellow bus that takes them away will bring them home again.  This seems to be happening earlier and earlier in the day lately, I have looked at my watch and think that it is running 2-3 hours too fast until I stop and see the show that is on tv.  and realize that the day is almost over.  You know what the old saying is "time flies when you're having fun."  I guess that is true because while I am cleaning up after the little darlins' I find myself remembering the good times and fun we have had.  Remembering the good times does make the mundane chores go by faster.  The next time you find yourself scrubbing up a sticky floor or washing a dirty load of laundry say a little prayer of thanks that the kids who made the mess are in your life. 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Latte Daze by erynn mangum

Maya Davis' life is complicated.  Her ex-boyfriend is engaged to her roommate and best friend, she is barista at Cool Beans, and her brother and sister-in-law have just announced they are pregnant.  Then there is Jack, her co-worker and friend who might be falling in love with her.  Does she love him?  After all they have been friends since second grade.  When she thinks her life could not get more complicated, her roommate's totally obnoxious mom moves into the apartment to help plan the wedding--or does she have a more sinister agenda?

Told with humor and fun, this story will keep you wondering what will happen next.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and plan to read more by this author.  erynn's light-hearted, down to earth style will leave you wanting more.  Her brand of humor is like caffeine--addictive and at the same time satisfying.  You will come away from this book with a fresh and rejuvenated look at life, love, and friendships.

I will recommend this writer's works to family and friends.

This book was given to me by NavPress in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Flight to Heaven by Capt. Dale Black

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Reading Flight to Heaven reinforced the fact that God is who He says He is and we serve an awesome God.

The sole survivor of a catastrophic plane would crash would be amazing on its own merit but Capt. Black's story doesn't end there--in fact it begins at that point. Capt Black is taken on an awesome journey to Heaven and shown what Heaven is like. This experience sends him on a life-long journey of faith that will forever change his life.

Written in an inspirational and motivational style that captured my attention from the first page to the last page. This book will renew your faith in God and trigger a homesickness for Heaven.

I found Capt. Black to be very credible and real. He did not embellish his experience for sensationalism but told his story in a straightforward and candid manner.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what lies ahead when we reach Heaven. I could not put this book down until the last word on the last page was read. My reaction: WOW! I do serve an awesome and magnificent God.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin and Alex Malarkey

I received this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

After a tragic car accident left Alex with injuries so severe no one thought he could survive, God worked miracles that everyone in awe.  Alex was in a coma for months while family, friends, and complete strangers prayed for his recovery and healing. 

After coming out of the coma, Alex related a story to his father that his father initially had trouble comprehending.  It is only after Alex reported what had happened at the accident scene and later in the hospital that Kevin could grasp the immensity of his son's experience.  Alex told his father that he had visited Heaven and spoken with God.  But this is not the only contact Alex had with angels during his recovery.  He relates his experiences with these heavenly creatures in such intimate detail, the reader is left feeling as though the angels are in the room while he is reading the book.

The book kept me riveted to each page from the first page to the last.  I am a christian and reading Alex's description reinforced for me the fact that God does take care of His children and never leaves us.  I will (and have) recommended this family and friends.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thank You

I want to say "thank you," to my readers who nominated me for the 2010 top CSAHM blog.  I was pleasantly surprised to learn of my nomination and selection for the award.  I hope that what you read on my blog will be encouraging in some way to you--if only to say "Thank you Lord, that I am not living her life."  See, I can encourage you and you can find something to be thankful for in any of life's struggles.

Again I want to say a heartfelt "thanks" to each and everyone of you.  May God fill your blessing basket to overflowing. 

Friday, August 6, 2010


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