Book Reviews

Where the River Ends

Book Review:  Where the River Ends, by Charles Martin: Doss Michael's wife is dying of cancer. The only thing left on her bucket list is to take a trip down the St. Mary's River (where Doss spent his childhood) to the sea, and Doss will do anything to make her last days happy. So, the… Continue reading Where the River Ends

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Book Reviews

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Book Review: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce Harold Fry and his wife, Maureen, are retired, living a dry, dusty life so boring, empty of love, and uneventful it can’t hardly be called living. Then one day Harold gets a letter from an old friend (Queenie Hennessy) in Northern England, who tells… Continue reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Book Reviews, Personal updates

Beyond the Veil

Book Review -- Beyond The Veil, by Lee Nelson (Volumes 1, 2, and 3) This is a three volume set of books about near-death experiences and remarkable dreams, collected by Lee Nelson. Simply told in each person’s own words, the recorded experiences are from ordinary people from all walks of life, mostly from those of… Continue reading Beyond the Veil

Book Reviews

Mile 21

I almost didn’t read Mile 21.  I don’t like books written in first person, present tense.  Sorry, but I just don’t.  They’re annoying.  I picked it up at the bookstore because it had a picture of a runner on the front cover, and one of my sisters runs marathons.  Then I read the blurb on… Continue reading Mile 21

Personal updates

Funeral for a Friend

One of my dear friends lost her son in a freeway accident this past week.  I will be attending his funeral next week.  Having seen my share of deaths and funerals, I know the heavy weight of grief she is experiencing right now.  When we go to someone’s funeral, how do we respond?  Do we… Continue reading Funeral for a Friend