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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Friday, January 23, 2015

Gabriel's Atonement by Vickie McDonough

Gabe Coulter enjoys his life as a gambler except for the niggling thoughts reminding him of the promises he'd made to his mother before her death. He's an honorable man only in certain areas of his life. When faced with an unexpected death that he caused, Gabe is forced to make changes in his life, if anything, to assuage his guilt.

Lara Talbot wonders where God is and why He doesn't supply the needs of her family. Trying to shoulder the weight of taking care of her son, sister, and grandfather, she continues to be met with struggles and obstacles each step of the way.

Gabriel's Atonement is set in the backdrop of one of the Oklahoma Territory's land rushes. Vickie McDonough did a wonderful job weaving together a story of atonement in the midst of life on the frontier. I highly recommend it.

This book was provided free for review by the author and Shiloh Run Press - 2015.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Step Back Into History

All of my growing up years, I hated history. Well, that isn't exactly true. I disliked trying to memorize dates for a test and trying to figure out how it all fit together. Now as an adult I find the 'stories' in history utterly fascinating.

I recently have been having fun digging into this newspaper.
Although I haven't actually started the writing process yet, I know I'll include a scene or two from this local university.
I enjoyed seeing this picture when I visited my local historical society a week ago:
What fascinates you about history? Have you ever dug into any of the local stories from where you live?