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My Style

First off this is of me stepping on my oldest sons toes (just slightly) for my stepping on toes posts.  He loved the idea of personalizing my rants/thoughts that are toe stepping ones.  Anyway this one may not be one or it could be one so here goes.

A friend of mine shared a picture on Facebook of two senior citizen women in some neat outfits that outside of the norms of today's society and said that could be us when we get older.  Well that got me to thinking I already dress out of societies and even Christian societies norms. No not immodest but some of my outfits are not what you would expect from a skirt wearing Christian lady.  For example I have worn hot pink nail polish with black crackle nail polish over it or studded leggings with my skirts.  Or see the pictures below.
One of my hats in my starter collection of hats. One even has a studs on it.
The boots I am wearing while I type this.
 I know these are some of my tamest pairings (I miss my old biker jacket but it got s…

I Still Believe the memoir of Jeremy Camp

Summary I Still Believe a memoir about Christian Musician Jeremy Camp. 
My Thoughts  Very few Christian memoirs help me focus on Christ and not the person the book is about but this book did.  Yes I learned a lot about Jeremy Camp that I would not have know if I had not read the book.  He starts out with not his birth but his parents spiritual birth which it in itself is a powerful story that I could be a book on its own.  Then he gets into his own childhood which was not a privileged childhood and then his salvation.  We also see the story of his first wife and him meeting and the story of her cancer.  Also his loss of her to cancer.  The love story of his 2nd wife and their family together. Even though this is a memoir he does not point to himself but to Jesus Christ through out the entire book. That is why I highly recommend this book very few Christian memoir actually put the focus on Christ as much as Jeremy Camp did.   If you are going to ready any memoir this year about any Ch…

Exploring Christian Theology book review

This book Exploring Christian Theology by Nathan D. Holsteen and Michael J. Svigel is a layman's book on Theology.  Now don't be scared by the word Theology it just means the study of God, something all us Christian should love to do.  Even with theology books you should compare them to the Word of God.  This book is not a straight forward theology book it also gives warnings, compares different teachings and even straight forward theology.  I have to admit my favorite section is the section where the authors give us danger to avoid in modern so called theology.  Now there was one portion of the book that I did appreciate at all was where in the book they did comparisons or explanations using modern movies or books as their example.  To me that brings the book down because in 50 years some of those movies and book may not be known so someone would not know or understand the reference.  An excellent theology book for the common man should be able to show examples without using…

Praying for Boys by Brooke McGothlin

Summary Praying for Boys by Brooke McGothlin is a book about how to specifically pray for boys.
My thoughts. I did not like this book at all. First of all I don't remember Jesus saying here is a way to pray for this type of person and another way for a different type of person.  Now to the road block that stopped me cold on this book, she referenced and really just overly referenced the book "The Circle Maker"  I do not agree with that book.  No where does Jesus teach us to circle our prayers or to do like Joshua/Israelites did with the walls of Jericho.  It is weird to me that we see people saying we need to copy the Israelites with the walls of Jericho, praying like Joshua, or praying like Jabez.  Never do you see modern authors saying we should mimic praying/obeying God like Ezekial in Ezekial 4:8-17 " I will tie you up with ropes so that you cannot turn from one side to the other until you have finished the days of your siege.9 "Take wheat and barley, bean…

Women are you being discerning?

Yep I am about to step on toes again.

  Women are we being discerning and believing what the scriptures say or are we trying to make the scriptures fit what makes us feel good?  I admit there are very few women speakers and teachers out there that I actually like as most of them use emotions and twist scripture.  Yes I said it there are a lot of scripture twisters out there men and women.  We are called to check everyone out that says they teach God's word its does not matter if they are male or female.  Why is it when I check out a teacher like the bereans did I am treating bad cause I don't fall down at the feet of the latest Christan celebrity man or women.  (Acts 17:10-11 10 Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether thes…

A Wonderful Pacific Northwest Historical Fiction.

Summary Emma of Aurora by Jane Kirkpatrick is all three books in the Change Cherish Trilogy in an all in one format. Here is a link to be able to read the first chapter. The 1st book in the series  "A Clearing in the Wind" is about Emma an outspoken young woman in a Missouri Colony of very legalistic religious people.  We find her marrying and travel with her new husband Christian to the Oregon Territory and also having children.  In book two "A Tendering in the Storm" we find Emma with 2 children and one on the way.  After a tragic loss we find her struggling to keep her little family together as she makes a decision that changes her life and the life of her children. All the while the religious community that she is from is not sure on how to deal with her as she does not bend to their will.  In book three "A Mending at the Edge" we find Emma in Aurora, Oregon estranged from her husband and trying to come to terms on how to live in her very restrictive …

Kids Historical Fiction from Adventures In Odyssey

Summary "The Imagination Station, The Redcoats Are Coming!" by Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders is book #13 in the Adventures in Odyssey, Imagination Station series. Just so you know I have not read the previous 12 books but that did not matter I was still able to get into this book.  The main characters are Patrick and Beth cousins who Whit sends back to 1775.

My thoughts This is a wonderful historical fiction book for children.  I have to admit I am not a big Adventures in Odyssey fan but this book blew away my expectations.  It starts with Whit talking to the two cousins Patrick and Beth about their upcoming trip to Boston.  He reveals that he has a letter for Paul Revere not just any letter but one that the cousins need to deliver to Paul Revere himself.  The cousins end up working with the patriots and helping Paul Revere on his famous run.  The twins come into the typical trouble involving helping the patriots that you probable can figure will happen but it still i…