My sister introduced me to Megan Whalen Turner’s beautiful fantasy series with The King of Attolia, which I read and reviewed last year. I fell in love with it. Last month I read the first novel in the series, the Newbery Honour winner The Thief, and it stole my heart (pun intended). From the back … Continue reading Book review: “The Thief” by Megan Whalen Turner
Leticia found me on the church roof two hours later – in the middle of my sit-ups. (Yes, I was wearing a shirt.) She grinned and waved (they were used to my weird habits), put down a bag of bread and vanished downstairs again. I got up and set out a plastic table and chairs. … Continue reading Doctor Gringo, Part 3
In his book The Applause of Heaven, Max Lucado takes a look at each of the Beatitudes in turn. I found the first few chapters – focusing on the poor in spirit, those who mourn, and the meek – to be incredibly helpful, but also hugely challenging. The chapter on the meek, titled “The Glory … Continue reading Gentle and humble in heart
A man tried to do good in a community; to reach the lost and actually, physically help them . . . and people gave him flak. Christians gave him flak. His own congregants gave him flak.
I’ve come to the conclusion that there are book WORMS and book NERDS. Here, then, are the differences as I see them 🙂
“What’s a gringo like you doing here?” Hm. I asked myself that every day.
WHAT a year! 2018 held a whole bunch of “firsts” for me: my first time away from home alone for over a week; first time on a missions trip; first time travelling overseas without my folks; first time preaching . . . The list goes on. Spiritually, this year was a watershed. I tasted God’s … Continue reading 10 things I learned in 2018