Beach Books 2018

Beach Books 2018

I want to pause time!

Last week, this thought kept fluttering through my mind. We spent the week at a North Carolina beach house with family we don’t get to spend time with all that often. We spent many hours being sandy, jumping waves, and eating as much shrimp as possible. As I get older, and my kids seem to daily gain inches on me in height, I battle this ever-present awareness of the diminishing number of our long summer days together.

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Story I'm telling myself

Story I'm telling myself

In Bonnie’s stories, we tell of God’s prompting outreach to people in desperate need. Physical needs. Emotional needs. Spiritual needs. In The Thin Line, we hope to tell of a detective who couldn’t ignore God’s promptings in a murder investigation. His personal faith and experiences caused him to pause and consider God’s promptings when he didn’t see things as the rest of the group did.

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Stories From the Jesus House Available Now!

Stories From the Jesus House Available Now!

In 1987, God rescued Bonnie Kae Lentz and her husband Tom from a house inhabited by witches and saved them from lives spiraling out of control. On fire for Jesus, they followed God into a journey focused on simple acts of obedience, like when they painted JESUS on a bedsheet and hung it from their front porch. 

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Patti's 21.

Patti's 21.

In honor of my beloved silent sentinels that stand proud on nice wooden shelves, I journal the names of all books read. In 2017, 96 special books passed through my hands, heart, mind, and soul. The year championed Agatha Christie mysteries, returned to time and again for their ability to surprise, their championing of moral codes, their peek into English society of the 1940s-1960s, seen through the eyes of the dapper Hercule Poirot, the deceivingly complex Miss Marple. New York Times notables, blind dates arranged by friends, and a few strangers also made the cut.  

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2017 Five-star Books

2017 Five-star Books

Even though I’ve completed a big fat ZERO books in December, I exceeded my reading goal for the year and let me tell you the fun I just had looking back over all the books I read. Not only do I record each book I read, but I give each a star rating. I’m so tempted to go back and change the ratings I gave certain books!

But I’m letting it lay where it is. According to my nerdish records, these are my most highly rated, five-star books from 2017.

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