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Trial Run by Thomas Locke

Fast Paced Drama Thomas Locke’s use of language to paint a picture and emotional scene without wasting words engages readers in this speculative read. The strong development of character interaction lends a human dimension to the right-at-the-edge technological nature of … Continue reading


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The Pilgrim by Davis Bunn

Intriguing topic handled well   Even before I opened the book, I was curious about Davis Bunn’s The Pilgrim. When I previewed the back cover, I was surprised to learn I would be reading about a historical figure. This gripping … Continue reading


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Amish Promises by Leslie Gould

Leslie Gould’s ability to weave a good story and keep reader interest is evident in Amish Promises, the first book in her new series Neighbors of Lancaster County. I enjoyed the development of the neighbor relationship as the author showed … Continue reading


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making the leap

As in, how to cross the bridge between real people and fictional characters. Transferring what I’m thinking about the character’s situation to words on the page in the novel. I find “making the leap” one of the most difficult things … Continue reading


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Dandelion Moon

Good book to curl up with on vacation Hannah Alexander tackles the tough theme of forgiveness with honesty and encouragement in this latest novel. The story also touches on the theme of grieving as the characters come to terms with … Continue reading


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Focus

I started my sabbatical wanting to focus and learn the meaning of the phrase, it’s not about me, also the title of a book by Max Lucado. I’ve read through the book, and started reading through it again, taking notes, … Continue reading


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The Word

During my sabbatical one of the things that has come to my attention is the practice of spending time in the Word. I had to ask myself why I shy away from simply reading God’s Word. Yes, I wanted to … Continue reading


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Sabbatical

That’s where I’ve been the last four or five months: on sabbatical. Lest that sound like an extended vacation, I’ll clarify. As the word is related to Sabbath, it means rest. There was certainly a need for rest in my … Continue reading


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Ephesians 1:7-8

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. Paul describes redemption and forgiveness in terms of extravagance–“riches,” “lavished,” … Continue reading


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