Submitted by jenn on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:15
A Bride for All Seasons : The Mail Order Bride Collection was a wonderful collection of novellas. All of the stories take place in 1870 and all involve a mail order bride. Another singular thread connects all the stories together: each bride and her groom meet through The Hitching Post Mail-Order Catalogue.
Submitted by jenn on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:17
Submitted by jenn on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 20:28
When I blogged a few years ago, one thing I really enjoyed doing was book reviews. I'm such a bookworm anyway, so getting a book in exchange for a review seems like possibly one of the best trades ever. I've found myself looking for a particular Bible recently. Sometimes I'm struck by the irony of it all: here I am looking for the PERFECT Bible (Although, let's be HONEST, the Bible is ALREADY perfect sans any type of notes!) that will help me grow in the best possible way.
Submitted by jenn on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 19:21
Sugar alternatives are something that I personally find myself checking out at various times, and stevia is one that we've used rather frequently. After reading the following article, I am thinking that I am not going to be using it in the future-unless I grow my own.
Check out this article for more information!
Submitted by jenn on Sat, 06/22/2013 - 19:58
Our transition from school to summer is sometimes a difficult one: my children are so used to a large portion of their time being taken up by school. Now, suddenly, they seem to not know what to do with themselves. I personally like to keep some semblance of a schedule during the summer. Not only do the kids thrive under that, but I seem to need that as well.
Submitted by jenn on Sat, 06/08/2013 - 21:44
This is a difficult post to write. It's difficult because the Holy Spirit is currently working on my heart in this area, currently convicting me of something I've been doing wrong...for years. It's an area where I personally need to grow. Maybe I wasn't really aware of what I was doing. Maybe society accepts certain words and phrases so easily, so readily, and I've fallen prey to just being like everyone else in the world--or, do I dare say, everybody else in the church. Maybe we all do this to some degree.
Submitted by jenn on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 21:44
Submitted by jenn on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 10:49
Yeh, well, I need to come clean here. I keep mentioning the yellow thing that lives here, too. Truthfully, and as much as I hate to admit this, he is a cat. (That was painful to admit.) Unlike me, he does not appear to have too much intelligence. Me? I'm calculating, cunning, and very clever. So, let me tell you about the day my life got worse, the day this other cat came to stay. My family went out in that big thing on four wheels that they have.
Submitted by jenn on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 00:14
Well, the mom finally let me out...as if it isn't a right. I'm what the people call "an indoor cat." How absolutely humiliating. We all know that cats are wild outdoor beasts. Instead, I've been forced to live most of my existence simply watching the outdoors through a little window or a sliding glass door. It's not a door for me; it's more of a prison gate. Guess the mom finally felt bad and decided to take me outside.
Submitted by jenn on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:00
I'm a purist when it comes to language, and sometimes some of the new "trends" in language use really drive me nuts. When I taught, I required all of my students to use the final comma in a series. When I write, I always use that final comma, also. I recently saw a great blog post that explained the importance of that final comma. Check it out: The Rationale for the Serial Comma.