For my summer devotional read, I am using My Scripture Journal: Gratitude by Heather Bixler and enjoying it. On July 17, 2012 this book is available on Amazon for free. Click here to download it instantly! My Scripture Journal: Gratitude’s format is so simple that it might cause one to consider it trite or maybe even not worth the time. But if you are looking for a short guide that allows you to explore Scripture, one that does not spoon-feed you answers, then this book/journal is for you. Benefits of this guide: First, the format is easy to do. Bixler…Read More
A BlessBack Review From England
Today I received a lovely review on Amazon from a thrice-published British author. I’m humbled . . . and yes, I’m going to say it, gobsmacked. Here’s what Sue Russell (writing as S. L. Russell) had to say about BlessBack: ‘BlessBack’contains a beautiful idea: that of thinking back over one’s life and thanking in a very positive way those who have had some good influence on us or done us a kindness. “Be causal,” Julie Saffrin says. Our actions can have a ripple effect beyond our expectations. The idea of happiness coming from a sense of connectedness, compassion, a desire to…Read More
S. L. Russell’s Land of Nimrod: Captured brilliance of ordinary people
Book Review for S. L. Russell’s Land of Nimrod by Julie Saffrin I might as well say this at the get-go. For the review of Land of Nimrod, you will find some bias. I cannot help myself. For 246 pages, I was transported to England at the turn of the last century, where life is worked out by rain, train, walks and tea and more tea. Land of Nimrod, which released late in 2011, is the third and last of Sue Russell’s Leviathan trilogy. Though one can follow the storyline well enough to read the work as a…Read More
What’s in Your Tickler File?
Not long ago, I had a doctor’s appointment. Turns out it was in the building where I had my first real job. As I climbed the stairs to the office and turned the corner, memory’s eyes tricked me. Where was Brenda the receptionist, talking to clients and directing phone calls? I continued down the hall. The claims department, which housed so many of the claim examiners whose letters I transcribed, had been replaced with doors to medical offices. When I reached the end of the hallway and opened the door to where I had an appointment, I realized I was…Read More