Author: Fizzy Pop

BOOK REVIEW: The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton

BOOK REVIEW: The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton

Posted November 21, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Laura V. Hilton / 3 Comments

Being from the Ozarks region of Missouri (that corner in the southwest part of the state for the uninformed) Jamesport isn’t in my backyard.  However, I have family in Trenton which means that I’ve have opportunities to visit the area, because that is backyard.  I don’t know a lot about the community and lets face it, if I’m making a 5-6 hour drive (depending on who’s driving) I’m going to see my people, which doesn’t always translate to going a rural town over to visit the Amish.  Especially when I have the Amish shops I frequent here in my own backyard.  I don’t know a lot about the Jamesport community and while I know there are books featuring them, I haven’t read them.  That all being said, it was interesting to learn more about this particular local-ish community in a book I fell in love with…mostly. Truth.  I’m so romanced […]

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30 Days of Gratefulness: Day 20

30 Days of Gratefulness: Day 20

Posted November 20, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in 30 Days, Gratefulness / 0 Comments

Every day this month I’ll post a Gratefulness or Gratitude prompt. I’d really enjoy hearing your input on this prompt as well in the comments below. Today’s prompt:I’m somehow drawn to challenges. Song challenges, writing challenges, Sims challenges, just about any challenge. While tossing around blog ideas with my partner in crime the idea to do a monthly challenge came up. I was hesitant to move this to the blog but then tossed it up and said ‘why not?’. Here you have it, my first 30 Day Challenge. Every day this month I’ll post a Gratefulness or Gratitude prompt. I’d really enjoy hearing your input on this prompt as well in the comments below. Today’s prompt: Words. That’s all I got is words. Words are something that from time to time I have the ability to realign into something that makes complete sense and conveys a message more than just […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Character Builder’s Bible by Agnes and Salem de Bezenac

BOOK REVIEW: The Character Builder’s Bible by Agnes and Salem de Bezenac

Posted November 20, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Agnes de Bezenac, Salem de Bezenac / 0 Comments

Before we even talk about the stories in the book, those illustrations!  Oh my grits and gravy they are precious and engaging and amazing and I fell in love with this book through the illustrations.  The rest of it all helped as well but good gravy yes.  I feel like the quality of the art invites the child into the stories and intended truths that are portrayed, giving them access to dig deeper as well.  Not only were they precious and inviting but the cultural diversity in each picture also invited deeper understanding and another way to share with a child means to embrace the character traits found in this book, especially when not everyone lives in a culturally diverse location.  Small farming towns in the Midwest aren’t known to really have a great sense of diversity. I appreciated that the table of contents was broken down by old and […]

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday

Posted November 20, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Goodreads Monday / 0 Comments

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners. Here’s yet another gem from my Beth Moore download spree a couple of years ago that I have yet to move to the currently reading or read list.  Here’s to hoping putting it here will speed up that process! Just as Mary treasured her memories as the mother of Jesus and pondered them in her heart, this book celebrates treasured moments in the life of every woman, wife, and mother. Told from a fresh, personal perspective, these stories and poems form a warm, inspiring collection of remembrances of children,Christmas, marriage, trials, friendship, the seasons, grace, and above all, God’s love for us. Things Pondered proves Beth Moore not only […]

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30 Days of Gratefulness: Day 19

30 Days of Gratefulness: Day 19

Posted November 19, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in 30 Days, Gratefulness / 0 Comments

Every day this month I’ll post a Gratefulness or Gratitude prompt. I’d really enjoy hearing your input on this prompt as well in the comments below. Today’s prompt:I’m somehow drawn to challenges. Song challenges, writing challenges, Sims challenges, just about any challenge. While tossing around blog ideas with my partner in crime the idea to do a monthly challenge came up. I was hesitant to move this to the blog but then tossed it up and said ‘why not?’. Here you have it, my first 30 Day Challenge. Every day this month I’ll post a Gratefulness or Gratitude prompt. I’d really enjoy hearing your input on this prompt as well in the comments below. Today’s prompt: Wow, way to get tough.  I mean, who is ever happy or even grateful for a difficult situation?  That seems like such an oxymoron ya know?  This one time, this bad thing happened, and […]

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