Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I came across this passage today and it really struck me. 
How I wish those people we have put in office, at all levels, to lead this country for us, would follow God's word.

Ephesians 4:29-32
 Don’t let any evil talk come out of your mouths. Say only what will help to build others up and meet their needs. Then what you say will help those who listen. 30 Do not make God’s Holy Spirit mourn. The Holy Spirit is the proof that you belong to God. And the Spirit is the proof that God will set you completely free. 31 Get rid of all hard feelings, anger and rage. Stop all fighting and lying. Don’t have anything to do with any kind of hatred. 32 Be kind and tender to one another. Forgive one another, just as God forgave you because of what Christ has done.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

The Boy Who Loved Rain, by Gerard Kelly

I recently finished this book and I loved it. I would describe it as a continuous roller-coaster ride with the way Kelly kept the action going; slowing down only to take a breath. The story surrounds a preteen boy who is slowly being swallowed by depression and that one nightmare that has him screaming into the night. What in his past could cause such a tragic turn of events for a child who was adopted into a loving religious home? Can the love of a desperate mother willing to seek help outside of her husband's church be enough?
(I also loved the title's play on words, but you will have to read the book to understand.)
The Boy Who Loved Rain

I received this book through LibraryThing Early Review Giveaway February 2015.