” The Lord takes pleasure in His people.” Psalm 149:42
“One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since.”
Carol’s Book Reviews
Book Reviews and Sermons, are found here. There are also memoirs and poetry. These are the things that I know best.
Seeking God’s will and voice, and reading , thinking things over, praying, attempting to understand the mysteries that life unfolds, this is a lot of who we are and what we do.
I have always felt that “the world was mine for the reading.” * Reading connects to me to an entire universe of impassioned ideas, and people with whom I can feel akin. As characters work though their lives’ complexities, it helps me to do the same. My children, my sisters Linda and Mary, my dear friends and a world of exquisite writers have inspired these reviews.
Art has been a pastor for the past 30 years. All of his sermons are my favorite. Art as a person and his ministry have always inspired me too.
The memoirs include pieces by friends as well as personal reflections. They are as varied and as eclectic as life itself and have been a great source of fun.
The front page posts here are simply poems. I was once told about a home in Portland, Oregon that always has new poems displayed in the front yard for passersby to browse. I imagine these posts as my front yard and an invitation for you to come in — look around.
*A Tree Grows in Brooklyn --Betty Smith