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Sunshine Blogger Award

Suzanne Hines, at The Glorious Mundane, nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.  By the way, if you don't follow Suzanne's blog, you need to, especially if you are a young mom!  

Here are the rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award:


The Rules:

1-Thank the person that nominated you.

2-Answer the questions from your nominator.

3-Nominate fellow bloggers you follow.

4-Give them the 10 questions to answer.

5- Include the rules.


The questions Suzanne gave me are:

1. What is your favorite chore? Least favorite?
My favorite chore is doing laundry.  Probably because I throw it in the machine and the machine does the work. :)  But I love hanging clothes on the line and the machine doesn't do that.  My least favorite chore is doing dishes.  Thankfully my husband does them several times a week.
2. What is the funniest comment you have received on your blog? Ummm, I don't know.  I can't think of any.
3.  If you were a season, which season would you be? I like to think I would be summer.  I…

Top 10 Books from 2016

For the past several years, I've shown you my top 10 books from the ones I've read in the past year.  So here are my favorites for 2016, counting down from least favorite among the ten to my top book for the year.

10.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  This is a classic and I enjoy it.  But since I've read it several times before it doesn't get my highest rating.

9.  My Antonia by Willa Sibert Cather.  This is another classic, though, honestly, I'd never heard of it before.  I saw a list of classics you must read, saw it was free on Kindle, so I downloaded it and was not disappointed.  It's not high on action, but has interesting characters.  I also love historical fiction and love learning more about how our country developed.

8.  Abandoned to God: the Life Story of the Author of My Utmost for His Highest by David McCasland.  This is the story of Oswald Chambers and was a very interesting biography.  

7.  City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell.  This book is a n…

2016 in Review

Let's take a look at the year 2016.

January's big events were the dedication of the Tamajaq New Testament, our annual Spiritual Life Conference, helping friends find a house, a trip to visit missionaries in the bush, attended a big wedding, and celebrated John's birthday. It was a pretty busy month.  My January picture is from our trip to the bush and shows baobab trees.  



February was a little less crazy.  John started taking moolo lessons.  February is the time of year when the fresh fruits and veggies are in season so I did a lot of work to freeze veggies for the hot months ahead.  This picture isn't terribly exciting, but a year after the church burnings this church we helped plant back in 1989 finally had a new ceiling and a fresh coat of paint.



In March we attended another big wedding, froze more veggies, celebrated Easter, and visited a church in another town.  John and I have visited a lot of churches in the past three years as he has done research for his doctora…

December Reading List

My goal for the year was to read 50 books.  That's how many I read last year, so I figured that was a good number to aim for.  However, I fell a bit short and ended up with 34 books read.  That's 2.8 books per month, so I guess that's not too bad.

This month I finished three books.

The first was The Pianist by Wladylov Szpilman.  This is the true life story of Wladyslaw Szpilman who was a professional pianist. He was also Jewish, living in Nazi-invaded Poland during World War II. This is an incredible story of survival and of horror. It is the story of the death of many around him, but also the story of the indomitable human spirit and will to survive. I saw the movie of the same title before reading the book and thought surely Hollywood made up the ending. But, no, it is what really happened (and I won't spoil it for you!). This book shows the horrible, terrible atrocities carried out by the Nazis. It also shows the way non-Jewish people helped Jews during this time. It…