From the New York Sun, Wednesday Morning, June 24, 1835.
Cannibalism – Too much Lip. – We understand a scuffle took place in our streets on Saturday last between Messrs. George Shirts and Silas B. Woolcutt in which the latter gentleman came out minus one lip. In consequence of this calamity we fear he will not be able to give quite as much lip in our streets hereafter as has been his custom. And although Mr. Shirts may have acquired a superabundance of lip by the operation, he certainly cannot be justified in adopting this method of shirting an opponent, or abating a misstep, and may possibly find himself minus his liberty of operating beyond the walls of a certain ugly tenement, belong to the people, where something more than lip service will be required of him.
1. The things I do to relax after a day’s work. *shakes head
2. I have to say, one would appreciate how such an article was written so briefly but with a dash of wit. Well, Shakespeare did say, “Brevity is the soul of wit.”
My hope is found on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
Amen for that!
Today would be the first full week of May. The weather has been beautiful. The birds hum happily. The farmer’s market is finally open and busy! There’s a lot of things to be thankful for, a lot of things that make me smirk and thank Him for a never ending supply of blessings.
It’s been six years since I’ve said goodbye to a dear friend. They say time heals wounds or that it gets easier with time. I think that there are people who enter your life that touch it so much that you never forget them; You weren’t meant to. My friend, Cara, touched my life in a way that was very special. She was quick to listen, never judged but always brought the gospel in. Christ’s light just shone in her and grace was reflected in her words, come good times or bad times. Her character and complete trust in the Lord spoke volumes and God used it (among other people) to provide discipline, hope and renewed faith in Him.
Poison is the second book in a trilogy written by Jordyn Redwood that provides medical thrill and suspense. While I have never the first book on the series, Proof, I found Poison to be a book that easily draws you into its plot. It helped a lot that I have a huge interest in thrillers as well. If you are easily drawn into medical aspects of a thriller, you will also appreciate this book. It provides the reader with the right dose of suspense, surprise and salutary knowledge.
Characterization was good as I appreciated the characters in the book. I felt that they were richly drawn out and that their strengths, especially Keelyn was greatly shown. Grab a copy of this book, you won’t be sorry!
I received a free copy of this book from Kregel , in exchange for a review. I was not asked to write a positive review in exchange for a copy, but choose to write a review that is constructive, honest and helpful to other consumers.
We fall down, we lay our crowns at the feet of Jesus are the starting lyrics to a well-known Christian song and upon reading the title to Joanna Weaver’s devotional book: At the Feet of Jesus, I was reminded of that song. I admit, I loved reading “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” as a teenager and I have yet to read her other two books but I will read them.
The back of the book says, “You were made for more than serving God; you were made to know Him.” It sums up the famous lesson that Jesus taught the two sisters during His visit to their house about our priorities and what really matters to Him: our whole heart’s abandon to Him. The bible story is not a way for us to pit Mary versus Martha but it is a way for us to realize that as women, life does have the tendency to easily distract us and keep us too busy for what really counts. This book provides the reader with a one-year bible reading guide alongside 365 days of devotionals. Reflection questions are provided and “Going Deeper” sections are distributed throughout the book.
I find it a good devotional for women to read because we both are Mary/Martha in a lot of ways and it is only through Christ that we are made to worship in a way that is ultimately pleasing to Him.
I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah , in exchange for a review. I was not asked to write a positive review in exchange for a copy, but choose to write a review that is constructive, honest and helpful to other consumers.
When I was a young girl, I heard of Josh McDowell as an evangelist and chanced upon a really old copy of “More than a Carpenter” which is a great book. Imagine my excitement when I saw this book and I was really happy to get to read his biography.
However, this book isn’t something you would expect and honestly, it was a little hard for me to read in the beginning. His childhood definitely wasn’t easy and there were heartbreaking moments where I needed to take a pause because emotions were too much. In some ways, I could feel with him especially as he traversed through asking questions/help from God and realizing He was silent and seemingly uncaring. Oh, it was hard to read!
Gods at War is the second book written by Kyle Idleman, who previously wrote the bestselling book, “Not a Fan”. He is currently the teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. His purpose to writing the book is to help each Christian realize that there is a battle in each our hearts, and there are a plethora of false gods that we hold near and dear to our hearts. YIKES!
According to his book summary, idolatry isn’t merely an issue - it is the issue. It is behind most of our problems and it is something we will all face in different seasons in our lives. Idleman starts of his book by solidly discussing how idolatry is an issue for every human being and also discusses how a quick-fix method will not work. He criticizes this self-help ideology that is on the rise, and sets up a platform for the gospel that way. Throughout the book, Idleman divides the discussion into three main gods: power, pleasure and love. Much like the Greek and Roman mythologies who showcased a god and goddess for every virtue and every event, Idleman shows us that we are not very different: Idolatry still remains an issue for people today.
I’m currently dog-less having lost my two dogs last year. It’s tough, especially since I grew up with them, and always had them with me when I would walk through the fields, but I’m okay. Growing up in a semi-provincial life, I’ve always loved animals and always had strays… had a goat, mice, cats, etc…
BUT… I would love to go to Shetland someday… I know it’s cold and all they have are sheep, hehe! But it looks so beautiful. And of course they have a smaller collie, called the Sheltie. So cute!