Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Return unto Him!

As I was searching for a particular Bible verse this morning, another verse caught my eye and seemed to "jump out" at me! I read and re-read this verse, and couldn't help but think how so many Scripture verses apply directly to our world today. This is from II Chronicles 30:9: ...for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away His face from you, if ye return unto Him. ~ If you listen to the news, it can be downright frightening. Not only crime in your own city, but hearing about the strife among so many countries--and in particular--how certain countries are so against our U.S. ~ I feel very strongly that as Christians we need to pray earnestly for our country each day (and pray for our leaders!). And as the Scripture above states, we need to RETURN UNTO HIM!!! May I always do the best I can to pray for my country and live a life that honors my Lord.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Trivia Tuesday

I'm writing this late Tuesday night, but by the time I finish it will most likely be Wednesday! Below are a few more bits of trivia that I found interesting. I'm not sure why I've always enjoyed trivia---maybe because some of it is amazing, and some is downright silly! ~ Okay, here's another list of Trivia from CatMom:
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak during a debate.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing on a keyboard.
Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs have only 10.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. (Who knew? Haha)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

To Have and To Hold

Historical romance is my absolute favorite genre to read (and write!). So I want to share another wonderful book I've recently read written by two wonderful authors I've had the honor of meeting in person (and they are both precious!). To Have and To Hold, co-written by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller is set on the Georgia coast in the late 1800s. Since that happens to be my family's favorite vacation spot, this book was extra-special to me. The authors did a fabulous job of capturing the landscape of that area, and the characters "came alive" as I read the intriguing story set on a fictional island (near the real Jekyll Island). Tracie and Judy also did a fabulous job of providing a very good balance of action, romance, and even bits of suspense throughout the story. If you're a fan of historical fiction, be sure and look for To Have and To Hold (which has a GORGEOUS cover too!). Highly recommended!