Monthly Archives: September 2007

Yes books again…

I did a book review during our ladies night at church last week.

The book was “Homeward Bound” by Edward Hartman.

Here is a copy if any of you are interested.

{You’re too late now – and it didn’t even sell – what a bargain missed }



Yes I am Blogging about Books again…

I’ve decided to throw my lot in with all the other Readers over at Katrina’s Blog Callapidder Days and join in on the Fall into Reading Challenge.

Again it’s just another way to encourage reading over the “Fall” or “really blustry weather” as we call it over here πŸ˜‰

So my list will obviously involve my books I’m due from the Roundabout plus a few others I’m striving to read before Christmas.

A Song for all Seasons

Learning to be Happy

First Love

Let me be a Woman

The Regulative Principle of Worship

Love and Respect

Leading little ones to God I’m reading this to the kids in the morning before school.

Pilgrims Progress I’m currently reading this version to the kids in the car. (When I’m NOT driving!)

I would truly love to list more but I’m trying to be realistic and to be honest if I got through these books between now and December I’ll be well pleased.

Click on over to Katrina’s – you’ll be so impressed with the number of people joining in and the number of books you’ve never heard off in your life πŸ™‚


** Added 23 October – I’ve been getting on quite well and a friend let me borrow this so I decided to add One Tuesday Morning **

** 27 October – Went to the library last night and found another gem so had to add it too Disciplines of a Godly Woman (In progress) **

Dunkin’ Donuts here I come…

If I had Β£1,

that is,

{$2.019 for my American friends}

for everyone who asked me “What will you do when the kids get up a wee bit?”

– I would never need to work again!

I genuinely get asked this question a lot.

I can honestly tell you now – I don’t know.

With a brain like mine I have loads of ideas, 99% of which are unlikely to transpire. πŸ’‘

Regardless, on Saturday night I added a new skill to my CV and made these.

Dunkin’ Donuts eat your heart out.

I didn’t realise it was so easy to make donuts and so if you have a bread maker I’d advise you give it a go.

Your family will love you……..

and Dunkin’ might give you a job one day…. πŸ˜†


From a big pile of laundry to a big pile of books…

images-11.jpgAnd so the new books for our Reading Roundabout were give out on Thursday night.You can read more about our Reading Roundabout here, and here.

This is our second year of reading and now that the books are in circulation I thought I would list the books on here so you can see what I and the ladies at church will be reading over the next year.

Remember it’s 12 ladies, 12 books and 12 months.

The Afternoon of Life by Elyse Fitzpatrick.

Hudson Taylor & Maria by John Pollock

Age of Opportunity by Paul D Tripp

The Martyr of the Catacombs

Following the Shepherd by Peter Jeffrey

Singing in the Fire by Faith Cook

Sickness and Death in the Christian Family by Peter Jeffery

Let’s Roll by Lisa Beamer

A song for all Seasons by Wilma Sullivan

First Love by John MacArthur

Learning to be Happy by Jeremiah Burroughs

The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliott.

Have you read any of them? Please let me/us know.

I have read only 3 of them so I’m looking forward to getting into the rest over the coming year. Please understand the idea of our Roundabout is mostly to encourage reading and then to encourage reading good books.

I know a couple of the books only just fall into the “Christian Faith” category.This works for us, it may work for you in your church too. Since we started this I have also heard of another church starting one for their teens.

Great idea to keep the younger folks reading. I personally think the men in our church should start one but hey I’m not trying to start a riot here!

If you would like any information about commencing a Reading Roundabout in your church or group feel free to leave a comment and I’ll get back to you with the hints and tips we have learned on the way.

Don’t leave them sitting on the shelf πŸ™‚


Friday Feast


It’s been a while since I did one of these meme’s so I thought I’d risk the questions this week:

What is your favorite type of art?

It’s got to be music. I love the Romantic Classics but also have a weakness for Rodgers and Hammerstein!!!

When was the last time you got a free lunch (or breakfast or dinner)? Who paid for it?

Before going on holidays my dad gave us a voucher for this place. mmmmm. Why do Profiteroles and Hot Chocolate sauce taste better when someone else is paying πŸ™‚

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how emotional are you?

I’d say about a 3 actually but if anyone begs to differ they can hack it out in the comments.

Main Course
Approximately how long do you spend each day responding to emails?

I’m not that important you know! 10 minutes!!

To what temperature do you usually set your home’s thermostat?

It’s at 22 degrees at the mo but the heat hasn’t been on for ages.

There are loads of bloggers serving up a feast every Friday click here for more information on the Friday Feast.


Spiced Leek and Potato Soup.

Leslie over at Lux Venit is hosting this month’s recipe roundup.recipe-round-upjpg.jpg

This is my favourite soup.

I normally make the following recipe x 4 to fill my soup saucepan!

8oz leeks

1 onion

8oz potato

1oz butter

1.5tsp mild curry paste

1 pint stock

salt and pepper

1/4 pint single cream

coriander to garnish.

Roughly chop the leeks, onion and potato. Melt the butter and saute the veg with the curry paste for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until all the vegetables are soft. Allow to cool slightly. Season. Puree. Serve hot, either stir in the cream or swirl it on top as a garnish with the coriander.


The holiday read….

This is the book I read while away.

Selina, Countess of Huntingdonp8220165.jpg by Faith Cook. (click on the image)

This book was recommended by a friend and because of it’s size I decided to keep it for the holidays.

What an excellent read. I have to say it did take me the whole two weeks to read it but it was worth the time taken.

Faith Cook is an excellent author, I have read many of her other books. This book gives a great insight into The Countess’s role in the 18th Century Evangelical Awakening. And not being a great reader of history (as I’ve mentioned before) it was a great book to get a clear idea of what was happening in Great Britain at that time.

There is much in the book which could be considered as controversial. I wondered about her spending so much time away from her family as she continued to plant churches. There was also no doubt she took very much a leading role in her day. (In the reformed church of to-day we see the womens role as not being a leading one). I would value the comments of any who have studied her life or read this book.

So as mentioned there are a few areas to ponder but wow what this woman accomplished in the Lord’s work in her life-time could surely only be commended. She had a driving passion that in this day and age we can only yearn for.

So why do we know so little about her – her own request was that no biography of her life would be made and therefore none was attempted until 50 years after her death. Faith Cook’s hope is that through this book we may catch something of Selina’s fervour and devotion to the service of God and that being so that Selina would excuse her for writing the biography.