Showing posts from March, 2012

For Everything There Is a Season

This passage from Ecclesiastes has always been a favorite of mine.  I love the poetry of it, as well as the message. From The Message - Ecclesiastes 3 1 There's an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth: 2-8 A right time for birth and another for death, A right time to plant and another to reap, A right time to kill and another to heal, A right time to destroy and another to construct, A right time to cry and another to laugh, A right time to lament and another to cheer, A right time to make love and another to abstain, A right time to embrace and another to part, A right time to search and another to count your losses, A right time to hold on and another to let go, A right time to rip out and another to mend, A right time to shut up and another to speak up, A right time to love and another to hate, A right time to wage war and another to make peace.  Life is full of seasons, it seems.  Women are very connected to the seasons of life, even when th

Never Too Old to Love

I am very excited to share a new novel that I have been reading with everyone.  From the moment I opened to the first page, I was captivated.  I can't begin to say how thrilled I am to be part of the blog tour for Walter's Muse ! Walter's Muse by author, Jean Davies Okimoto, is one of the first novels I have read that has been written about a "mature" woman. Maggie Lewis, who is, I am guessing from various comments made in the story, around my age, is the heroine, in spite of her eccentric flaws, such as her compulsion to snoop into other people's closets and drawers. The story's tension is developed through Maggie's relationship with an aging children's author, Walter Hathaway. In addition, Walter's dog, Bill Bailey, steals your heart with his silly and loyal ways. Why is this such a big deal?  First, I haven't been a teenager or a twenty-something in a long, long time!  Most novels feature women around that age that seem to find thems

March Madness?

Not sure why it is, but this month feels, to me, to be flying by way to rapidly!  Here it is the 11th and this is the first time I have had five seconds to write on the blog! Spring seems to be in the air. Of course, I have lived enough springtimes in New England to know that we could still have a snow storm or two before all is said and done.   One of the traditions I have begun is to take cuttings of the forsythia to force for my table for Easter.  With Easter only a month away, I had better get with the program! You see, I am very excited to see April arrive because my friend, fellow blogger, writer, and amazing woman, Eliza Fayle and her sweetie are coming to visit me!  Soul sisters from day one, we have formed a connection that is more than a coincidence.   This month, I will be sharing some wonderful, entertaining, enlightening and excellent books.  I also plan on sharing more poetry, along with more about my journey through seminary. Blessings to all as we turn the corner