Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Eat Your Peas Faithfully by Cheryl Karpen

Thank you, Booksneeze, for providing this gift book for me to review.

Why is it that so often we fail to turn to the one source who can solve any problem; who can allay any fears; who can soothe any hurt? We struggle on our own to fix life’s dilemmas until we reach the point where we are completely dismayed. Then, we remember God, and turn to him with our problem; our fears; our hurts.

Eat Your Peas is a small gift book that reminds us to be faithful in all things at all times. It is filled with affirmations and encouragements. It reminds us to “let go and let God.”

In simple yet delightful ways, the author brings hope through her wise words. Each two-page spread is focused on one concept pertaining to faith and faithfulness.

Although the book is short and can be read in a few minutes in one setting, it is jam packed with uplifting thoughts that can help you focus on God. It reminds you that with faith in God, all things are indeed possible.

This book is a book that you could give as a gift to anyone that you love. They will feel that love through the words of this book.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Band That Played On by Steve Turner

Thank you BookSneeze for providing this book for my review.

The disaster of the sinking of the Titanic is a story that has often been told in books, documentaries, and in the movies. The story of the Titanic is a heart wrenching tale that exposes mankind as the over-confident fool that we can surely be. But this book takes a look not at the fool hearty, over confident builders and ship captain, but at eight brave men who died that fateful night.

One can only imagine the terror and confusion that ensued as the great Titanic sank. Many lives were lost. A handful survived. Those who did survive testify of the courage of the eight member band who continued to play on as the ship sunk.

But we must wonder, what of these courageous men? What type of men were these who so calmly played on as the ship met its doom? What brought these eight men together to play in a band on that ill-fated voyage? These questions and more are answered in the book, “The Band That Played On”. In reading this book, it is obvious that careful and in-depth research was done to bring us the story of these brave men. This book is very well written and brings to life the band of the Titanic.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kids are Funny: Noses

The other day I was babysitting my 6 year old grandson and 7 month old granddaughter.  I was looking at the baby and said to my grandson, "You know, Max, I think Aubrey has Grampa Zacks nose."

Max seriously said to me, "Oh no Gramma.  Believe me!  His nose isn't that small!"

He cracks me up sometimes!