books

Parting the Waters: Finding Beauty in Brokenness

I met Jeanne Damoff (pronounced DAM-off) a few years ago on a message board. Yep, she’s one of those friends. I have a lot of them, but Jeanne is a bit different. At first, I thought she didn’t like me. She might not know that, but she does now. But seriously, now I understand it was my overactive imagination and … Read More

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This is My Blood by David Niall Wilson

I’m actually having a hard time putting to words how I feel about this novel. When I posted my review of Field of Blood by Eric Wilson, David N. Wilson–no relation that I’m aware of–let me know (via Twitter) that his novel, This is My Blood was also a vampire story, also an alternate history of Christ’s days on earth. … Read More

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Guest Book Review

The opportunity presented itself to review How to Really Love Your Grandchild…in an Ever-Changing World and I knew my friend Carol would be the perfect guest reviewer. Enjoy! How to Really Love Your Grandchild …in an Ever-Changing World by D. Ross Campbell, M.D. with Rob Suggs. Since I am in the not-so-unique position of a grandmother who is co-raising her … Read More

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The Christian Modifier

*A note before you read this. After doing an audit of my blog in 2022, I have decided to leave content that speaks to the Christian I was at the time this was written. I no longer identify as Christian (and haven’t for a very long time.) I chose to leave these posts because it is who I was then … Read More

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Thursday at The Horrible Homeschooler

New post up at The Horrible Homeschooler. Fiction Woes— Am I doing something wrong? And by the way, if you’d like to contribute to The Horrible Homeschooler, please email me! That’s mLpendergrass

Wounded by Claudia Mair Burney

Claudia Mair Burney is not safe. Wounded is not safe. Thank God. Thank God for a book that challenges my faith. One that allows me to get my hands dirty and doesn’t care that it pulled me in the mud. One that doesn’t apologize for life, but rather takes this ugly life and shows me that Jesus is there. The … Read More

Wounded by Claudia Mair Burney

I’m reading this now. How can I resist a book about stigmata? Especially when a friend wrote it? I’ll be reviewing it when I’m finished. (Which you know is not typical of me)

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Duma Key by Stephen King

I’m reading it now. I’m only 34 pages in and have already seen fit to journal some quotations about being an artist. Like this one: “Remember that the truth is in the details. No matter how you see the world or what style it imposes on your work as an artist, the truth is in the details. Of course, the … Read More

Stephen King. Books, Movies, and a comparison.

Stephen King has long held my admiration, for as long as I can recall reading, I know he’s always been my favorite. I have not read everything he’s penned, not by a long shot and I’m doing some catching up. A couple months ago, I listened to the audiobook Cell, I thought it was decent. In June, I listened to … Read More

Random Bits

I found this guy, Rene Gruss, on MySpace I loved Bellatrix (free download this month.) I bought the whole album, right now Bellatrix remains my favorite. I found this other guy, Brian Gleason, on MySpace, he has the most amazing natural country voice I’ve heard next to George Jones, George Strait, Josh Turner (Jeremy Camp, outside of country)–I mean one … Read More