Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Friday, June 25, 2010

I Felt the Need...

I just have to comment on today - it's so tremendously lovely out!  If you can find a shady spot, it's so worth it - there's a beautiful breeze and clear skies.  So beautiful only God could have painted it this way.  We had a lovely morning together, the wild man and I.  We met some other moms at a park here in town and all the kids played themselves silly!  Our town offers free lunches to all the kiddos at the local parks, so we picked up our lunch boxes from the wonderful serving ladies and found ourselves a little patch of shade to eat in.  Wild man was so anxious for play he only ate his apple and drank his milk :)  I had his broccoli and dip and his yogurt and we shared his grilled cheese with an teen boy who is clearly growing like a weed!  The food was great, the company even better.  It's so nice to be able to sit with other moms who have a Christian nature and just be able to chat freely, without the judgmental looks one tends to get when expressing religious standing.  We talked books and families and jobs and other normal stuff, all with a bent toward God.  Very sweet and soul refreshing.

I've been reading so much lately.  My crochet and knitting has suffered for it!  I go through these phases, though.  I'll read until I feel the need to get back into the yarn work.  I just finished an incredible book by Anne Perry, The Sheen on the Silk.  So well written and researched - I couldn't put it down!  And it's over 500 pgs!  It only took me four days to finish, what with all the running around the wild man has me doing :)  If you love court, international or religious intrigue, murder, greed, betrayal, love, deception and vivid descriptions of a dying empire, you will adore this novel.  Set in the 1200's, it's an intense portrayal of the after effects of the fourth crusade's invasion of Constantinople and the Roman empire's increasing reach into the old empire of Byzantium.  Kings, popes, doges, royalty, commoners, courtesans and eunuchs are featured, interacting with each other in intricate relationships.  Rich colors and lush scenes, combined with complex and enjoyable characters, this novel was a true literary joy.  I hope you take the time to read it and savor the complexity!

Watched the finale of Saving Grace last night and was fairly disappointed.  They can never get series' completions right, can they!  I knew she was going to die I just didn't know how they were going to get there.  And I was sincerely hoping she would have earned her own set of wings and become a Last Chance angel along with Earl.  She could certainly relate to the people she'd minister to!  Oh, well.  I'll have to live with the disappointment of an excellent show's demise.  I hope to be seeing Holly Hunter in another kick butt series very soon - she's a great actress!

Here's some pictures of what's been going on lately:

Have a great weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Your little guy is growing way too fast! Cute little thing. :)

    Thanks for the birthday wishes! Had a FAB day with the family. :)


Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris