Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I was able to snag another book from Library Thing! I am loving this site. This is the 3rd book I have received and it was one I would not have normally picked but the message has stuck with me and I feel it is worth a look.
I was plesantly surprised by this book. It drew me in right from the start. The author dangles information in pieces to keep you reading. It was not predictable as many of the inspirational books tend to be.
The subject matter many seem difficult but is presented in a way that helps you see that these things are survivable.
I did have trouble with one character through out the book. Sherriff Huff’s character is likeable enough and at some points I wondered if he was going to be crooked because of the whineing he kept doing. One inner dialoge about his desire to be with his grandkids would have been enough for the reader to get the point he did not want to remain sheriff. I found him tireing.
The author did a good job with the sadness and pain of all the characters and how we all find someone to blame for our difficulties.
The message of forgiveness and acceptance is strong and the end is inspiring. The message of the love of God is presented well without being preachy.
Many people who have not suffered may not believe some of the situations that happen but pain and hurt lead us to behave in ways we would not normally react. Even as Christians.
By putting many people who are scared, hurt and lost together, a mob mentality is likely to happen.
All in all I would reccommend this book, espically if you are going through tough times and want to be encouraged.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Isn't nature cool? Have you ever seen a prettier "S"?
Oh by the way My first name is Sherri.
So I have not been able to update because I have been very busy making items for 2 Holiday Craft shows being held this weekend. Todays was fantastic! I finally found people who love my vintage look!!!! I am really looking forward to tomorrows.
The second reason is because my attitude has been a bit eradic lately.Is that a word? I can't find the correct spelling here and am to tired to look it up. Sorry. Anyway, my husband has not heard about any of the jobs he has applied for. The good news is they are still posted so not filled yet. Hopefully they are planning on actually hiring the 1st of the year. So anyway that leaves us at the end of the foreclosure journey. The bank bought back our house this past Thursday. We are unsure of how long they will give us to leave so we are beginning the packing and throwing away stuff. I have made the decision to close my portrait studio after 26 years. I have a real peace and freedom in this since I have actually spoken it out loud to my client this past week. The last month has been very hard and I just couldn't talk about any of it but now I am really doing well and looking forward to what God has in store for my husband and myself.
Do you think it could just be shock? LOL
On a really brighter side. My youngest, the one in the homecoming photos, got accepted to Johnson and Wales for culinary arts this fall. She also received a very generous scholarship from them for academic achievement for all 4 years. We had not applied for any help yet. God is SO GOOD! She is excited and knows God is supplying all her needs and He will ours to.
I can't wait to tell you what he has done for us when it happens. For now I am living in excited anticipation.
P.S. Thanks for hanging in there with me. I will try not to be so silent as the time passes and we wait.