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Spring Reading Thing 2008 Begins!   16 comments


Welcome and happy Spring to you all.  I am so glad you came by to check my list of reads for the Spring Reading Thing 2008!  It is always so fascinating to see what’s on everyone’s lists and I’m sure my list will be getting longer as I visit all the other participants!  I think that is what I love so much about this challenge – finding new books to read!

Here’s My Spring Reading List:

Non Fiction:

Living the Cross Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney

Humility – True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney

A Gospel Primer for Christians by Milton Vincent

Fantastic After 40! by Pam Farrel

A Quest for More by Paul Tripp


Voyage of Slaves: A Tale From Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques

The following 5 books by Dorothy Sayers:

Gaudy Nights

Busman’s Honeymoon

The Five Red Herrings

Murder Must Advertise

The Nine Tailors

Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

The Silver Needle Murder: A Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs

Sisterchicks Go Brit! by Robin Jones Gunn

Disclaimer!  This list is subject to change on a daily basis! )

Now, head on over to Callapidder Days to see what everyone else is reading this spring and if you have not signed up yet, what are you waiting for?


Posted March 20, 2008 by Lana G! in Challenge, Fun, Reading, Spring, Spring Reading Thing!

Spring Reading Thing 2008   2 comments

YIPPEE!  Spring Reading Thing starts in 2 weeks (March 20th)!  Spread the word and check out Callapidder Days for all the details! Oh time to think about what I am going to read this spring!

Posted March 6, 2008 by Lana G! in Books, Challenge, Reading, Spring, Spring Reading Thing!

Know & Tell Friday   5 comments


1. Do you read or study best in silence or in a place with background noise? Why? Usually silence, but I can also read with classical music in the background – no words!  I lose my concentration otherwise.

2. If you were to write a book about your life, what would it be called? Above the Clouds – Talks with Jesus at 40,000 feet.

3. (This question is a deep one…I know it should be a bonus, but I already have a few bonus questions chosen for this week) Why do you think divorce is so prevalent? Because people go into it with the notion of if it doesn’t work I can just leave mentality. They forget the for better for worse part of the contract.

4. What’s the best way to resist peer pressure? To work on biblical self esteem. To be sure of who you are in Christ.  To bathe yourself in truth so that you can discern what is right.  Take a minute and visualize what your decision’s outcome might be – can you live with that?

5. What is the most serious illness or injury you ever faced?  Supraventricular tachycardia    


What is supraventricular tachycardia?

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is an abnormal fast heart rhythm that starts in the upper chambers, or the atria, of the heart. (“Supraventricular” means above the ventricles, “tachy” means fast, and “cardia” means heart.)

Basically, I had an electrical problem in my heart.  I had a procedure done called Ablation Therapy and I am fine now.

Non-surgical ablation, used for many types of arrhythmias, is performed in a special lab called the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory. During this non-surgical procedure a catheter is inserted into a specific area of the heart. A special machine directs energy through the catheter to small areas of the heart muscle that causes the abnormal heart rhythm. This energy “disconnects” the pathway of the abnormal rhythm. It can also be used to disconnect the electrical pathway between the upper chambers (atria) and the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart.

Source: Webmd

Bonus Questions
6. When was the last time you felt like you had a laugh with God? Every single day of my life!  We laugh a lot – mostly at me!

7. What do you say to someone who is going through a tragic or hard time?  What I say is wordless.  What I say is all in action: a hug, hand them a tissue, let them talk, rant, rave whatever and say as little as possible.  Just basically be there to listen. Sometimes it’s okay not to have words.

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Posted February 22, 2008 by Lana G! in Blog, Challenge, Heart, Know & Tell Friday

Thursday Photo Challenge – Winter   8 comments



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Posted February 20, 2008 by Lana G! in Challenge, Photo, Photography, Winter

ABC Photograph – D   32 comments

This is my first time participating in ABC Photograph Wednesday and the letter this week is “D”.  I have chosen the following picture for the letter D…


Drops – Lots of Drops!

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Posted February 12, 2008 by Lana G! in ABC Photograph Wednesday, Challenge, Flowers, Photo, Photography

Photo Hunters – Heavy   20 comments



Heavy thoughts

Posted February 9, 2008 by Lana G! in Blog, Challenge, Photo, Photo Hunters, Photography

Thursday Photo Challenge – Nature   3 comments

This week’s photo challenge is Nature:


Psalm 119:103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!  

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Posted January 24, 2008 by Lana G! in Bible, Challenge, Creation, Nature, Photo, Photography