Contest from Tyndale

Hey everybody,
Tyndale is offering a chance to win Emmitt Smith’s book Game On
Being a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUge Cowboys and Emmitt Smith fan I couldn’t pass this up and also wanted to give everyone else a chance to win, too. 
I’ve posted the link to Tyndale right after the info about the book; just copy and paste.                        
This link gives you a peek inside the book:–Pursue-Dream/dp/1414349815/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314830668&sr=1-1

Description from
Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher of the Dallas Cowboys, Dancing with the Stars champion, and successful real-estate investor, outlines the principles that helped him become a winner on and off the football field. In this book he encourages you to live your God-given dream, now. Emmitt reveals that it’s not only vision and talent that propel us toward our dreams, but also a combination of determination, persistence, humility, courage, and faith. In this book, Emmitt gives readers the tools to pursue their dream with all their mind, heart, and soul.
Good luck everyone!


Interesting and enlightening book

The Daughter’s Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick is an historical novel based on very limited information available on Helga and Clara Estby’s walk across America but more particularly about Clara and her years of estrangement from her family.
In 1896, a time in America when women were still considered to be little more than possessions and not allowed a voice or the vote, Helga Estby in effect forced her daughter Clara, age 19, to go on a cross-country walk. Neither Clara nor Helga’s husband wanted the walk to happen and as a direct result of the walk there followed a 20-year estrangement from Clara and her family.
The walk was to occur over a period of seven months time, during which time they were to wear a new reform dress. Their walk was sponsored by makers of the dress in the hopes of proving women had stamina and how the dress allowed them freedom in their busy lives. In return, Helga would receive $10,000 from the sponsors, money desperately needed to save the Estby’s home.
Jane Kirkpatrick has done a wonderful job of piecing together a story from little to work with. Her portrayal of the two women’s walk, from Spokane, Washington to New York City, (a span of 3500 miles) and then their return home, is written in such a way that you feel you are there with them.
Her conjecture on Clara’s life is a delightfully written intertwined story based on her research and impressive imagination.
The ending left a little to be desired, but I credit that to the lack of information and not the author’s talent.
The Daughter’s Walk is in one of my favorite genres; historical fiction. I especially like when there is Biblical application included. That being said; I was disappointed there wasn’t more Biblical relevance introduced in the book.
I was provided this book  by WaterBrook Press in exchange for an honest review

Like Dandelion Dust

Karen Kingbury is one of the speakers at the Women’s conference I’ll be going to. Woohoo! And check this out. . . her movie LIKE DANDELION DUST makes its TV debut on Lifetime Movie Network on Sunday 8 PM EST.  It will also be on Monday, August 22 @ 12 midnight and Wednesday, August 24 @ 8 PM.   This is a wonderful movie from her book of the same name. Be sure to watch it.
She just happens to be one of my all time favorite authors her stories are so real-specifically the family series -that you never, ever want them to end!
Be sure to check out the movie, especially if you’ve read the book.

Women of Faith Conference

I’m so excited! I’ve been chosen by BookSneeze to be a guest blogger for the Women of Faith Conference. I can’t wait to go.
I’ve posted a schedule at the side of my blog for others interested in attending and included a video for you to watch.
For more information on the Conferences log onto or call 888- 49 FAITH .

I’m Home!


After a looooong hiatus, during which time included a move, two quick weekend trips and a visit to my youngest daughter to care for her “elephants” (really large dogs), I’m back.
I’ll be posting pics (if I can get them from my youngest. She’s threatening to make me sign a non-disclosure statement since she doesn’t want her pics posted, arrrgh) and info about the trips along with other miscellany in the next few days as I valiantly try to get back into the swing of things here at home.
One of the first things on the list after unpacking and doing laundry is renewing my license.  In Alabama it doesn’t expire on your birthday, it expires on some random date so as to keep you on your toes and almost assuredly cause you to forget to renew (which in turn can generate cash for the state!). This “diabolical” plan was thwarted however, for which I am thankful, when the TSA prior to my flight checked my ID and commented it had almost expired. Chalk 1 up for TSA. I guess they deserve it, goodness knows there’s more than enough to chalk up against them,
So. . . until tomorrow, I’m signing off.
God bless everyone and have a fantastic day!