Monday, May 23, 2011

Psalm 57:1... God is good.

My prayers go out to those in Joplin, MO and surrounding areas hit by the tornado. The images and videos coming out are shocking and horrifying. However I am confident Americans in Joplin will rise to the occasion, and out of the devastation we'll see incredible stories of hope... God is good all the time!

BE MERCIFUL and gracious to me, O God, be merciful and gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge and be confident until calamities and destructive storms are passed. ~Psalm 57:1

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CSFF Blog Tour : The Ale Boy's Feast by Jeffrey Overstreet

This months CSFF blog tour is on a book called, The Ale Boy's feast by Jeffrey Overstreet. It is the final to the great "AuraliaThread" series. Here is my review that I did on Ravens Ladder the second to last book to the series. Below is my praise on this wonderful series and a little information on The Ale Boy's Feast and the author.
First thing first... you must read this series in order or you will be lost. I learned that the hard way from reading Ravens Ladder before book one and two.

Book 4 of the Auralia Thread series

The king is missing.
His people are trapped as the woods turn deadly.
Underground, the boy called Rescue has found an escape.

Hopes are failing across The Expanse. The forests, once beautiful, are now haunted and bloodthirsty. House Abascar's persecuted people risk their lives to journey through those predatory trees. They seek a mythic city - Abascar's last, best hope for refuge - where they might find the source of Auralia's colors.

They journey without their king. During a calamitous attempt to rescue some of his subjects from slavery, Cal-raven vanished.

But his helper, the ale boy, falling through a crack in the earth, has discovered a slender thread of hope in the dark. He will dare to lead a desperate company up the secret river.

Meanwhile, with a dragon's help, the wandering mage Scharr ben Fray is uncovering history's biggest lie - a deception that only a miracle can repair.

Time is running out for all those entangled in The Auralia Thread. But hope and miracles flicker wherever Auralia’s colors are found.

About the Author~

is the author of four novels
and a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing.”
He is also a magazine editor, a speaker, and a blogger.
Check out his awesome bio here

My praise for the series~
Jeffery Overstreet's, "AuraliaThread" series is epically beautiful. He has created a marvelous story with a cast of unforgettable characters in a dark, yet glories world. It's deep, touching, and won't let you go. You don't want to miss this series!

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. Thank you!

To buy The Ale Boy's Feast go to -

To find out more about the author and his books go to his awesome web site -

Please check out what the other tour members for this months tour are saying about, The Ale Boy's Feast by Jeffrey Overstreet :-)"> Gillian Adams"> Red Bissell"> Grace Bridges"> Beckie Burnham"> Morgan L. Busse"> Valerie Comer"> CSFF Blog Tour"> Shane Deal"> Chris Deane"> Cynthia Dyer"> Andrea Graham"> Katie Hart"> Ryan Heart"> Bruce Hennigan"> Jason Joyner"> Carol Keen"> Dawn King"> Inae Kyo"> Shannon McDermott"> Shannon McNear"> Karen McSpadden"> Rebecca LuElla Miller"> Eve Nielsen"> John W. Otte"> Sarah Sawyer"> Kathleen Smith"> Donna Swanson" Rachel Starr Thomson" Robert Treskillard"> Steve Trower"> Fred Warren"> Dona Watson"> Phyllis Wheeler

Friday, May 13, 2011

Will you take up the Challenge?

There are "friends" who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.~Proverbs 18:24, NLT
"Loneliness is everywhere--many people feel cut off and alienated from others. Being in a crowd just makes people more aware of their isolation. We all need friends who will stick close, listen, care, and offer help when it is needed--in good times and bad. It is better to have one such friend than dozens of superficial acquaintances.
Instead of wishing you could find a true friend, seek to become one. There are people who need your friendship. Ask God to reveal them to you, and then take on the challenge of being a true friend."

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

It's Mother's Day! Remember to do something special for your mom... tell her that you love her and thank her.

There is no love, like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth...
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.
A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time...
and when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.
God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one...
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.
When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on...
through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.
Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love...
from the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.