Friday, February 3, 2017

Conversations with Saint Bernard by Jim KrausI think this is the best one Kraus has written so far. I felt right there with George Gibson as he traveled across the United States and through his thoughts. Lewis is portrayed as the dog everyone wants to love and own. I love Lewis and the insights George acknowledged through the dog.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Hubert doesn't always know where his next meal will come from. Stealing rawhide bones from the Tops Super Market seems to be the answer; even after storing up a few under the rug at his newly found hideout.

Stewart has been ordered by Mr. Arden, his boss, to catch that four-legged bandit before someone complains to the health department about a dog shoplifting at the supermarket. The problem was, Stewart didn't want to catch the dog because he was already harboring the canine criminal at his apartment.

Jim Kraus has become my favorite Christian auther. He does an excellent job at entwining the lives Stewart, and his neighbor Lisa through the antics and subtle actions of a dog that knows there is only peace and security in living in a pack. Stewart and Lisa need each other and it up to Hubert to make it happen. After all, it is God's master plan for the three of them.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

I read the student edition of The Giver, by Lois Lowry, in 1998 while teaching a high school lit class. This was the first time I had read it.
Now I have enjoyed it on CD. 
It's amazing how much deeper I understood the story line by listening to it instead of reading. 
This time I grasped a deeper understanding of the father's job as a Nurturer, the selection process and the overall oppression.
The Giver is a classic that should be read over and over. The reader will discover something new every time.
Hopefully, it won't be another 18 years before I read it for the third time.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Friday, March 18, 2016

 I have not made cards since Dustin died but I was finally able to this last weekend. Another healing step.
 Here are the 3 cards I made.

These 2 military ones were for a friend's daughter and son-in-law. He graduates from officer's school this week. They are my first attempt at military cards.

This one was for a birthday party I attended in Jackson.  I loved making this one and plan to make a few more in different colors.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hope For Tomorrow XFACTOR1 cover

This is our son, Dustin. I just found out about this video. What a blessing to have this.