Friday, February 27, 2015

A song and verse for the weekend---Amazing Grace/My chains are gone

Ephesians 2:8-9
 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.         

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Book Review--The Eleventh Hour

Author: Michael Philips

Genre: Historical fiction

n 1930’s pre-war Prussia, Baron von Dortmann lives an idyllic life with his daughter Sabina. A devoted gardener and father, the Baron teaches his daughter powerful lessons about life, creation, and God’s love during treasured walks in the estate’s beautiful gardens.
But Sabina is growing up, and the Baron’s beloved Prussia is changing. Now a beautiful young woman, Sabina has caught the eye of a handsome young American, Matthew as well as their neighbor, Gustuv. Meanwhile, a cloud is gathering on the horizon as the Nazis seize power in neighboring Germany. As he strives to protect his family and follow his own moral compass, Baron von Dortmann will face heart-wrenching decisions—with only God’s guidance to light the way.

I love, love, love, LOVE this book! Seriously, I can't say how much I love it!! It's a really good book. There are a couple scenes that are graphic/violent, but other then that it is defiantly a book I would recommend. I love how it's the whole family involved throughout the book, the strong christian values/message that's upheld throughout the book, and the father's guidance through the entire book. Anyway, I just can't say how much I love it! ;)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Write this piece winner

Hey everyone! I only had one entry this time. . .and I LOVED it :D Thanks for entering, Rebekah! And great job ;) It went perfectly with the music!

Hidden Refuge--By Rebekah Eddy
“Open up!”
Those words, spoken in a heavily German accent, jerked me from my dreams. I glanced over at my wife next to me, and her eyes fluttered open as well. Our worst dreams were coming real. I found her hand under the covers and she squeezed reassuringly. Both our hands were ice cold in fear.
I stumbled over to the door, trying to appear like an innocent citizen, just awoken from peaceful slumber, and opened it after breathing a quick prayer.
Three German soldiers pushed me aside and entered our home. It was obvious what they were searching for: obviously, someone had discovered that my wife and I were secretly keeping a Jewish mother and her two children in our home. I didn’t know how that had been found out, we had been very careful, but somehow it was known.
God, I prayed again, protect those Jews, blind the German’s while they search. Keep them safe. They are in your hands.
My wife came and stood next to me, and on the outside she looked perfectly calm. I never felt so proud of my wife; she seemed to know exactly how to handle these soldiers.
“Would any of you soldiers like some coffee?” She asked, as if they were guests, not intruders. The Germans were obviously surprised, but still refused gruffly and continued their search. So my wife made me a cup of coffee and sat down on our couch.
After several minutes, which went by so slowly for my wife and me, the Germans found nothing and left disappointed.
Once the door closed behind the soldiers, we both sank to our knees and thanked God. Confident that He had protected those Jews for us.

Friday, February 20, 2015

A song and verse for the weekend--Walking through the flames

Daniel 3:24 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Also, just a reminder that you have until tomorrow night to send in your story clips!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Write this piece--Assignment #2

I had so much fun last time! I hope you all did as well! Here's the next piece. I have until  Saturday, February 21st to send them in. You can either send them in through the blogger contact form or, if you have my email, you can send them in that way. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book Review---A way through the sea

Author: Robert Elmer
Book  #1 in the Series The Young Underground

Description: On A Black Night In Denmark, Evil Prowled The Streets ….
For eleven-year-old Peter Andersen and his twin sister Elise, living in the city of Helsingor, Denmark during World War II means German soldiers in the streets, German patrol boats in the harbor, and German fighter planes in the sky. Everyone is nervous, especially their Jewish friend Henrik and his parents.Before the invasion, no one in Denmark cared whether a person was Jewish. Now the Nazis are secretly rounding up all of the Jews who live in Denmark and sending them to prison camps in Germany. Suddenly, Henrik and his family must escape!Sweden offers the only place of refuge, but with soldiers lurking the streets and Nazi boats patrolling the sea, only a miracle can get the Jews to safety!

I Love, love, love this book/series!! They are so good! They are very interesting as well as well written and they will keep you on the edge of your seat! Strong Christina ideals are upheld throughout the books. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone. And I just found our that this book is FREE right now on kindle!! If you read it or have read it let me know what you think!!

Friday, February 6, 2015

A song and verse for the Weekend

Psalm 95:1
O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

You know. . .

Hey everyone! I know I've missed a couple of the more routine posts. (I'm hoping to get caught up this week!) I thought I'd do a different post today. I'm the eldest in a family of 8 kids and these are some very real things that happen in our family :-) So without further ado, I present, You know you're part of a large family when. . .

1. Your youngest sibling is 14 years younger then you.

2. All you want is quiet!

3. You find yourself doubling and tripling  recipes so there is enough for everyone to eat.

4. You want more time alone, but when you get it you miss your siblings/family so much you wish they were all there with you!

5.  There never seems to be a spare moment

6. The house is always busy. So busy it seems that you wouldn't miss a couple people, but when they'er gone the house seems strangely quiet even with everyone else still home.

7. When a family (friends of ours) come over, they refer to everything as "controlled chaos"  ( I think we all agreed  ;)

8. The house can be cleaned within 30 minutes because of how many people there are to clean.

9. You are the official (and sometimes unofficial!) babysitter.

10. You wouldn't change a thing about your busy, full, happy life!!