Tag Archives: childhood

Jesus: The Missing Years

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a message that was given in the United Church of God congregation in the Dalles [1] on Sabbath, January 13, 2018.  It was later given in the Portland congregation on Sabbath, January 27, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Stuff

Good Stuff:  A Reminiscence Of My Father, Cary Grant, by Jennifer Grant Among the more poignant parts of this poignant book of a daughter’s love for her famous father and of her account of his love for her is the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mending Your Broken Branches

Mending Your Broken Branches:  When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family Tree, by Elizabeth Oates [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It greatly annoys me when a book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nobody’s Girl

Nobody’s Girl:  A Memoir Of Lost Innocence, Modern-Day Slavery And Transformation, by Barbara Amaya [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Net Gallery/Animal Media Group.] There was very little in this book that surprised me.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Not My Story To Tell

Not My Story To Tell, by Cathy Lynn Brooks [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is a heartbreaking one, all the more because the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The High Climber Of Dark Water Bay

The High Climber Of Dark Water Bay, by Caroline Arden [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Ingram Publisher Services.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] How far would you be willing to go to be wanted … Continue reading

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Numbers 6:22-27: The Lord Bless You And Keep You

It is a tradition within the Church of God that the second Sabbath after the end of the Feast of Tabernacles there is in local congregations the blessing of the little children, either those children born within the previous year … Continue reading

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Y U No Finish: The Road To Elephants

The Road To Elephants, by Maram Taibah [Note:  This book, or at least part of it, was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Usually when a book ends up in this … Continue reading

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Have A Nice Life

After leaving my congregation’s annual campout and writing all of the book reviews that needed to get done after my voluminous reading, I drove some distance to see my CASA kiddo for perhaps my last visit.  For those who are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winning The Battle For The Night

Winning The Battle For The Night:  God’s Plan For Sleep, Dreams, and Revelation, by Faith Blatchford [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone whose troubles with sleep … Continue reading

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