I love reading, Christian, Biographies, Autobiographies, Cookbooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Memoir, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Parenting, Marriage, Christian Counseling, Health, Natural and Herbal, Childcare and Teaching, Inspirational as well as Alaskan.

I prefer a printed copy that I can hold in my hands and become old friends with, but will also accept E-books in Kindle, PDF or Nook formats.

I am a Christian and seek to glorify my Lord. As such I will not read any erotic, paranormal, vampire, or such books. I also will stop reading any book that has bad language (Cursing and taking my Lord’s name in vain.), and books with gratuitous sex. This is one reason I have chosen to be associated with the Publishing Companies and the Authors that are on my site because I feel safe recommending them to others.

Audrey Grant

Saturday, November 16, 2013

I Am Blessed!

This is not a book review, but a short update and share of yesterday. My health has gotten a bit worse in the last several months. My pain has increased to the point of tears again with the pain meds. The coming of cold weather, freezing rain and snow here in my beloved Alaska has not helped my nerves and joints either…

But despite that I have managed to go to Church about once every six weeks which is a huge improvement!! And have even managed to make to trips to the store to help my husband buy clothes for our ever growing children! He has done AMAZING for the last 5 years but shopping for a 13 1/2 yr old girl is a job SHE would rather not tackle with her Dad!

Anyway, that being said. Yesterday was one of the two days of shopping (not to fun with the heat out in the car, I looked like the Michelin Man with all my layers of wool on so I wouldn’t get chilled! It was funny!). So we ran up to Wal-Mart while the kids were in school with our list, I gimped onto the last motorized cart available in the store, and we divided and conquered ASAP.

I PROMISE I’M GETTING TO THE BLESSING! So as we met for the final pack of undershirts and pair of gloves in the guys section, I am leaning over the cart in pain ready to Be In Bed. So we cut straight through the ladies undies towards the check out and my cart actually BUMPS into a rack of Clearance HOUSECOATS AND GOWNS!!! My Hunny’s favorite color being yellow we grabbed a matching gown and housecoat set in yellow flowers for $9, My addiction being coffee we found a long tee gown with LA LATTE and coffee cups on it for $5!! I was tickled and we checked out and came home.

This morning laying here, I was thinking and I realized that God had given me a DESIRE OF MY HEART that I had not prayed about or even put into conscious thought! Less than a week ago I was changing and the thought just skipped through my head that my gowns and PJs were looking pretty worn and sad from being worn all day every day and being washed so much. Then I didn’t think of it again…But GOD did!

And today I get to throw out my two most worn out gowns and my 4X robe that is 14yrs old, very worn & too big (Since I have lost almost 100 lb in the last 5yrs.)! I know to most people this is a small and silly thing. But when you live your live in bed and that is all your Husband and Kids and even the rare visitor see you in…It probably shouldn’t but it matters and it starts affecting your spirit and your attitude. I just wanted to share my little Gift of Cheer that I was blessed with.

I will try to catch up on my book reviews SOON. We have not had good internet access for several months now and it takes me a loong time to type with my arm and shoulder being so much worse, but I haven’t stopped reading and reviewing! I have PAGES of notes on books I’ve read and am ready to post. My Sister visited and set up my computer with a program where I can now type my posts for my blog while off line and then when I get a chance to log on I can post! Thank You Myra!! This will hopefully make life easier for me.


  1. You will be in my prayers. I have chronic pain due to several problems, yet nothing like you are feeling. I'm so sorry. But you are such a blessing to so many people around the world with your blog. God is using you in so many ways and I'm so thankful that you can read and write reviews and encourage others. And I'm glad God blessed you with new p.j's. and a robe. Even though it's a little thing, it's so important to you and He knew your need! God is amazing that way, isn't He?
    I pray that God will ease your worst pain and give you the strength to do what you have to do. And to keep up your wonderful attitude of gratefulness! You're an amazing testimony to the power of God through difficult circumstances.

    1. Debbie,
      Thank you so very much for your sweet comment! I am very sorry I missed it and never answered back! Please forgive me! I have been in bed.(Totally bed ridden)for almost 8 years now. I have had countless "procedures" & "surgeries" done on everything from my neck down! (Neck, Shoulders, Shoulder Blades, all but 5 disc in my spine, my tail-bone, sciatic nerve, scapula, hips...)you name it. Nerves, muscles, bones, I've run the gauntlet!
      Add, my Thyroid, Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Hereditary Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Liver Disorder, Lyme's.... (I could list Five more but you get the idea. HAHAHA!)
      What I'm saying is, I haven't been on the computer much less to blog, except to upload a very short "review" every few months so I didn't loose my blog.
      I hope I can one day get back to blogging on a regular basis again.