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Mosaic Monday   23 comments

Just catching up on some reading…

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For more Mosaic Monday posts, head on over to Mary’s!

Posted November 15, 2009 by Lana G! in Mosaic, Mosaic Monday, Photo, Photography, Reading, Relaxation

Fall Into Reading 2009   15 comments

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I just got a Kindle and I am really looking forward to reading my Fall 2009 selections on this device!  Personally, I like to read more than one book at a time. Having them all available on one easy to use electronic gizmo is fantastic. (Aren’t those screen savers cool?!)

 I travel between Washington and California each week and it’s great to be able to take all my books and the daily newspaper on the plane in the palm of my hand. The Kindle is a traveler’s dream come true.  

Enough about the Kindle, here is my list  for this fall…

Fiction:

Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon – Nancy Atherton

Cream Puff Murder – Joanne Fluke

The Defector – Daniel Silva

Non – Fiction:

Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit – Francis Chan

Loving God with All Your Mind – Elizabeth George

Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge – Dallas Willard

Now, grab a pen and notepad; click the button below; and find out what others are reading out in the blogisphere!

Fall Into Reading 2009

Posted September 21, 2009 by Lana G! in Books, Fall, Fall Into Reading, Reading

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Sabbath   2 comments

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I am reading a book called Sabbath by Dan B. Allender.   Here’s what the book flap says…

Sabbath Rest is not an option; it is a commandment.  But Dan Allender says we’ve lost the true meaning of the day.  The Sabbath, when experienced as God intended,  should be the best day of our life; it is an invitation to delight.  “Sabbath is the holy time where we feast, play, dance, sing, pray, laugh, tell stories, read, paint, walk and watch creation in its fullness,” he tell us.  “Few people are willing to enter the Sabbath and sanctify it, to make it holy, because a full day of delight and joy is more than most people can bear in a lifetime, let alone a week.”

I’m half way through the book and it is very intriguing:

“We are not to work on the Sabbath because it takes us out of the play of joy.  It is as bizarre as making love to your spouse, but getting out of bed during the process to cut your lawn or wash dishes.  Such an offense would do far more than spoil the mood; it would be a direct assault on the integrity of joy, announcing that a mundane chore is more pleasurable than sexual joy with your spouse.”

See what I mean!

Posted March 3, 2009 by Lana G! in Books, Quotes, Reading, Sabbath

Spring Reading Thing 2009 is Coming!   Leave a comment

Spring Reading Thing 2009

Spring Reading Thing 2009

is a fun, low-pressure reading challenge

open to anyone and everyone

It will take place March 20th-June 20th

(which is, coincidentally, the Spring of 2009).

Click on the cute button above and head on over to Callapidder Days to find out more!

Posted March 1, 2009 by Lana G! in Books, Reading, Spring, Spring Reading Thing!

Fall Into Reading!   12 comments

Fall Into Reading 2008 is now under way!  Here is my present list for this fall, which is subject to change frequently especially in the next couple of days after visiting all the other participants! 🙂 

Non Fiction –

  1. Practical Theology for Women – by Wendy Horger Alsup
  2. Jesus – The Greatest Life of All – by Charles R Swindoll
  3. Walking with God – by John Eldredge
  4. The Complete Guide to the Parables – by Dr. R. T. Kendall

Fiction –

  1. The Shack by William P Young
  2. The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
  3. The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittney Ryan
  4. The Bird in the Tree by Elizabeth Goudge
  5. The Heart of the Family by Elizabeth Goudge
  6. The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series by Susan Wittig Albert

That should keep me busy!  Can’t wait to see everyone elses’ lists!

Head on over to Callapider Days for more Reading Lists!

Posted September 22, 2008 by Lana G! in Blog, Books, Challenge, Fall, Fall Into Reading, Fun, Photo, Photography, Reading

Father Brown Quote   4 comments

“I know the Unknown God,” said the little priest, with an unconcious grandeur of certitude that stood up like a granite tower. “I know his name; it is Satan. The True God was made flesh and dwelt among us.  And I say to you, wherever you find men ruled merely by mystery, it is the mystery of iniquity.  If the devil tells you something is too fearful to look at, look at it.  If he says something too terrible to hear, hear it.  If you think some truth unbearable, bear it.  I entreat you to end this nightmare now and here.”

From The Purple Wig – The Innocence and Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton.

This book has 24 mystery short stories involving Father Brown a Roman Catholic Priest.  The mysteries are wonderfully written and you find yourself admiring the wisdom and humility of Father Brown and his knack for solving crimes and mysteries. 

Here’s a quote from the back cover of the book…

“For to hear Father Brown tell it, crime is a manifestation of sin: the criminal must be caught, but he or she must also be saved; the culprit has to be locked up, but the spirit must be freed.”

Good stuff!  I highly recommend this book.

You may want to consider adding it to your list for this upcoming event:

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Posted September 9, 2008 by Lana G! in Art, Book Review, Books, Events, Fall, Fall Into Reading, God, Photo, Photography, Quotes, Reading

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Evening Service – Sabbath & Festivals   3 comments

From the Sabbath and Festival Prayer Book…

Evening Service – Sabbath and Festivals

Reader:

Bless the Lord who is to be praised.

Congregation and Reader:

Praise be to the Lord who is blessed for all eternity.

Praised be Thou, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who with Thy word bringest on the evening twilight, and with Thy wisdom openest the gates of the heavens.  With understanding Thou dost order the cycles of time and variest the seasons, setting the stars in their courses in the sky, according to Thy will.  Thou createst day and night, rolling away the light before the darkness and the darkness before the light.  By Thy will the day passes into night; the Lord of heavenly hosts is Thy name. O ever-living God, mayest Thou rule over us forever.  Blessed be Thou, O Lord, who bringest on the evening twilight.

Posted July 18, 2008 by Lana G! in Photo, Photography, Psalm, Reading, Sabbath, Worship