Monday, January 1, 2018
Mailbox Monday - Happy New Year!
Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.
Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.
Happy new year, everyone! I pray you all had a safe and fun time last night. I hung out at home and accomplished what I wanted to: signing up for a few reading challenges for The Book Connection, putting my TBR pile spreadsheet in order and updating it with the new books, signing up for STORYSTORM 2018, and contemplating my personal, real estate and writing goals for 2018.
Nothing new in my mailbox, but I downloaded a few Kindle freebies (as if I need more of those).
Trouble, the Sherlock of black cat detective, finds himself in Turnout, MS on Christmas Eve. Teddy Adamson, that heart breaker, has just walked back into Billie Dean Bailey’s life. But more dire happenings are going on under the mistletoe. Who ends up dead and why? Was it the maraschino cherries in the Tizzington sisters’ fruit compote? Or was it something more sinister? Find out in this short story of Trouble’s latest escapade in the Familiar Legacy Mystery Series.
Golden Scroll Award, Book for the Year—CAN Book of the Year
Regardless of the storms of trials, temptations, worry, uncertainty, or regrets that you're facing, you can find peace in all kinds of weather. These short devotions will increase your faith and trust in God, allowing you to experience the peace you desire. Its conversational style, personal testimonies, practical illustrations, and solid biblical teaching provide the tools you need to overcome the devastating effects of worry.
When worry strikes, find strength and reassurance in God's arms.
The perfect follow-up to The Last Week, Borg and Crossan's The First Christmas is an account of the two nativity narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Borg and Crossan focus on discovering the actual literary story that the Gospels tell. Borg and Crossan feel that history has biased our readings of these texts; we are all so familiar with the nativity story that we don't really hear it anymore. The First Christmas will help us see the nativity story afresh and be able to appreciate the powerful message the Gospels contain.
I'm looking forward to a relaxing day at home before we are all back to our schedules tomorrow. Hope you have a blessed day.