Posted in Reflection

My Favorite Thanksgiving Things

Taking FlyLady’s example, I’ve decided to list a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things:

  1. That perfect single bite that contains a juicy piece of turkey, my mom’s gravy and some cranberry jelly.
  2. Pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream
  3. Mom’s FriChik stuffing
  4. Hours of family time with no thought of work
  5. The Wednesday night before – the anticipation of four full days off ahead of me.

What are your favorite Thanksgiving things?

Posted in Book Reviews, Reflection

Book Review – Halos – Rating 4 out of 5

Halos, by Kristen Heitzmann

Content: 3
Writing Style: 5
Re-readability: 4

Overall, this was an enjoyable book to read. For me, Christian Fiction is the best kind of brain candy. It’s guilt-free entertainment.

Content – One of the things I like about some Christian Fiction writers (Francine Rivers, Dee Henderson) is their ability to weave examples of real Christians into their story lines. Unfortunately, sometimes I get the feeling that Christianity is just used as a backdrop, rather than being the focus. That’s fine and all, but not the kind of book I really like to read. There was some spiritual journey for one of the main characters in the book, but it wasn’t particularly inspirational to me. When I leave a book feeling enriched and inspired…that’s content.

Writing Style – I did enjoy the way the book was written. She’s good at suspense and mystery. It kept me reading later in the evening than I should have sometimes. That’s a good sign. 🙂

Re-readability – I would have nothing against reading this book again other than that I’ve just read it. I will keep the book because it is good enough to read again, but I won’t say that I plan to revisit it more than once.