Waiting for Morning by Karen Kingsbury

Karen Kingsbury has been a well loved author of mine for many years. "Waiting for Morning" is a book about anger towards God and humanity while learning to forgive and go on with life. A terrible tragedy fills Hannah with unforgiveness, Kingsbury writes in such a way that you feel this characters anger and the need for revenge. Also as she realizes her need to forgive and the need to let go and let God take control. There are many people who struggle with forgiving those that have wronged them. Karen reminds us that Jesus forgave us of our sins, of our wrong doings. He asked the Father to forgive those that crucified him. We all had a part in that and yet Jesus forgave us. When we forgive, we can have the ultimate peace that can only come from Christ. This is definitely a book that you need to keep a box of tissues close at hand.  Karen writes with such passion that you can feel Hannah's anger and sorrow as well as her relief when she can finally let go and forgi

Getting Back On Track

I had been doing really great with my weight loss.  I lost about 60 pounds but then stalled.  So I joined Weight Watchers.  I was doing pretty good on Smart Points plan.  However, with the new switch to Freestyle, I am really struggling.  Don’t get me wrong, Freestyle is a good plan for many people who have willpower and control over their eating.  For me, it just isn’t working.  With Freestyle, they have increased the number of foods that are free.  My big issue is that I didn’t overeat sweets & stuff like that.  I overate most of the foods that they have put to free.  It is easy for me to go back for 2nds or 3rds on chicken, fish, etc.  I prefer the savory foods.  I know that the leaders keep saying to think of it as zero points instead of free.  But I have a more logically inclined mindset.  Let me explain my way of thinking.  Imagine walking into a store with $23 in your pocket and being told that all the pants are free and you can take as many as you want.  You are going to gr

April Fool Tarot Challenge

I found some really interesting tarot challenges on Tumblr.  I decided to go ahead and post them on my blog as well.  You can find me on Tumblr here . So the first challenge that I will be doing is the April Fool Tarot Challenge.  Here is a listing of each day: 1. The April Fool Spread : Shuffle, and find the Fool. The cards on either side are “what to be optimistic about this month” and “what to be wary of, in case it’s a trick” 2. Tarot Garden : Go through your decks and see if you can find at least three different flower species depicted. Take a super aesthetic photo of this tarot garden! 3. The Sun Cross Spread : Shuffle and find the Sun. The cards on either side are things that will warm up your spring 4. Green Thumb : Find three cards (or more!) with green as the dominant colour. Do the cards’ meanings relate somehow? If differentiating colours is difficult, select one or more cards that mean “growth” to you. 5. The April Showers Spread : Pull a card to represent Apri

Murder is No Accident

  Description Young Maggie Greene may be trespassing in the old, empty Victorian mansion on a quiet street in Hidden Springs, but all she wants is some private time in the magnificent tower room to write her stories. Certain she'll be in trouble if caught, she hides when a realtor shows up. But someone else is in the house too, someone even more worried about getting caught. When Maggie finds the realtor's body at the bottom of a flight of stairs and the other person gone, Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane is called in. He assumes the realtor's death is a tragic accident--until a second person is found dead in the house. When Maggie is threatened, Michael must catch the murderer before anyone else dies.   Review This is the third installment of the Hidden Springs series by A.H. Gabhart.  I hadn’t read the prior two books, but I found this one a fun read.  So you can definitely read it as a stand-alone.  But trust me, once you read it you will be hooked!  So you might

New Year, New Start, New Hope

I have been putting off posting for awhile.  My health really declined in the second half of 2016.  In fact, 2016 ended with me having a stroke and finding out that I am now diabetic. It has been stressful and frustrating.  I am only 45 years old and I am now having to use a walker.  I am terrified of going out anywhere because we live on the second floor and I am not sure how to manage the stairs with a walker. I am relearning how to do many simple tasks.  One thing I did learn is that when I had thought I had a stroke a few years back and the hospital I went to kept telling me that I didn’t have one, they were not right.  I was told that the lesion on my brain was from a previous stroke.  So I had already been suffering from one for a long time.  Thankfully, neither stroke was terribly horrible.  The first one left me a little weak on my left side.  Oh yeah, by the way, I am left handed.  I was still able to get in and out of the bath/shower.  However, my left leg had to be dra

#Phytopia Slimway

    The first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle was the wonderful scent.  I have been working with essential oils for quite a while now.  Some blends are overpowering and do not have a pleasant smell.  This has a great aroma and is not too strong.  Plus the blend of carrier oils didn't leave me feeling greasy like some of them do.  This one absorbed into my skin and left it feeling soft afterwards. I did notice a huge drop in my appetite after I started using it.  And as an added bonus, grapefruit essential oil also helps with mental clarity and overall energy.  So I felt that it helped me in things other than just curbing my hunger. You can order a bottle from Amazon at: Disclaimer:  I received this product free in exchange for an honest  and unbiased review.  I did not receive any form of compensation.

NutriONN Kidney Cleanse

I received this product free in exchange for an honest review.   When I first receive any type of supplement, the first thing I check is the smell.  If it smells horrible, then I know that there is no way that I would be able to take it on a regular basis.  Thankfully, these supplements actually have a pleasant smell.  They smell like an herbal tea.  So that was at least one hurdle overcome. I would like to take a moment to mention that dietary supplements are not governed by the FDA.  So they can not make any type of medical claims.  I can only tell you my personal observations.  These are in no way to say that this cleanse is right for you or that it will work the same way for you.  I can only tell you how I felt after taking it and any changes I saw in my body. I have been taking the kidney cleanse supplements for almost 2 weeks now.  Prior to taking them, I had quite a bit of inflamation due to poor kidney functions.  Since I have been on them, I have had a noted decrease i