Book Review: Tea With Hezbollah

Book Review: Tea With Hezbollah

Book Review: Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies’ Table, Our Journey through the Middle East. Written by Ted Dekker, talented author of Christian fiction, with Carl Medearis, Arab lover and ‘the man with connections,’ Tea with Hezbollah journeys two American Christians to the Middle East to ask Muslims, and Muslim fundamentalists, the question, “Is … Read More

Love & War

Love & War

C and I are reading through John and Stasi Eldredge’s book Love & War. It is a phenomenal read. Last night we had the privilege of attending a Love & War speaking engagement with the Eldredges at our church, Calvary Church of Santa Ana. They’ll continue sharing at different venues over the next month or … Read More

Book Review: Primal

Book Review: Primal

I heard of Mark Batterson through the grapevine, but this was my first read of any of his books. And I have become a huge fan. I would rate this, for the genre of books it’s in (Christian Living), a 4.5 out of 5. Maybe higher. I was very inspired by it. Primal: A Quest … Read More

in a nutshell …

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged, I almost dont even know what to write about. Here are the last 10 days in a nutshell … As always, the visit to Sac-town was fantastic. My folks are extremely accommodating, and they dote on the kids. I sometimes think about the friends I have who have … Read More

library

library

Just finished Twilight, and on to New Moon (thank you library!). Um, yeah, I read Twilight in a day and a half. plowin through it!! easy and entertaining!! BUT that brings me to a new subject–how the HECK are libraries organized these days? MY goodness, am I so out of it? i walk in and … Read More

twilight

twilight

Did you read the books? Do you like the movies? I’m seriously thinking of picking them up. The thing is, when a book series is THAT popular, it is influencing THAT many people, i sort of feel like I should read them, to stay up with the culture … at least so that I can … Read More

ways to encourage reading

ways to encourage reading

There’s a lot of little things I do with the nuggets to encourage the practice of reading. I’m sure you probably have little tricks that you do with your kids too!! Please do SHARE!! 1. post it notes. I leave them little love messages on post it notes scattered throughout the house for them to … Read More

Book Review: The Friends We Keep

Book Review: The Friends We Keep

During a particularly painful time in her life, Sarah Zacharias Davis learned how delightful–and wounding–women can be in friendship. She saw how some friendships end badly, others die slow deaths, and how a chance acquaintance can become that enduring friend you need. The Friends We Keep is Sarah’s thoughtful account of her own story and … Read More

Book Review: Holy Roller

Book Review: Holy Roller

We interrupt this lucious Lake Almanor vacation to bring you a week-late review of Holy Roller, by Julie Lyons. Book Summary:Julie Lyons was working as a crime reporter when she followed a hunch into the South Dallas ghetto. She wasn’t hunting drug dealers, but drug addicts who had been supernaturally healed of their addictions. Was … Read More