My friend told me this story and with her permission I get to share it with you.
The DAY Adrienne died (a Friday), she was in Ceramics class with this kid, a friend of hers, and asked him when he was going to do a full-figure sculpture because he had yet to do one.
Those were her last words to him.
He found out the following Monday that she had passed away, so he knew he had to do that piece in her honor.
He went to his professors and told them what he wanted to do, and they sort of laughed at him, told him it could only be done in a reasonable amount of time in clay. He said no way, Adrienne was worth marble.
They told him it would take at least a year.
The kid scouted out a few marble sculptors and mentors across St. Louis and outside of the area and took private lessons. He had never worked with marble before or even done full-figure sculpting. He sacrificed sleep and put it all into his art, much like Adrienne, he said.
He finished the piece in eight weeks. He wrote some incredible things about her and the way she lived her life and dedicated it to her art, to her friends and family, and to Johnny (her beloved). He talked more about his own work put into the sculpture, and then he made an amazing dedication to Adrienne, telling her again that she was the best art student in the program and that she was worth marble… and telling her to rest. It was a tremendously moving story. And the president of the school purchased the piece in Adrienne’s memory.
Classic story of feuding families with a twist. This is a well written story of redemption that makes your heart ache of choices that have to be made by Sarah Caldwell.
How do you choose between good and evil if it means not honoring your father and a promise to your dying mother. And it could save your brother’s life.
Sarah and Cord Wainwright each have a reason to be vengeful to the other and yet they fall in love despite the odds of surviving the relationship.
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The Caldwells and the Wainwrights have been feuding for decades distracting a ranch hand while he and her brothers rob the Wainwright place. When it becomes clear that hand is actually Cord Wainwright, heir of the Wainwright holdings, Sarah realizes things have gone too far.
As the feud boils over, Cord and Sarah make a most inconvenient discovery-they just might be falling in love. Can they betray their families to see where this attraction leads? Or will their families betray them?
Against the beautiful and wild backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in 1878 comes this sweeping saga of romance, betrayal, and forgiveness from beloved author Kathleen Morgan.
My son painted this for his one person art show. I stood in front of it for a long time wishing I had more money. I really wanted to bring this home with me. It would have been perfect hanging in my writing office. There are so many dimensions to it besides the art techniques–which are amazing.
As I look at it I want to know who is behind that red curtain and why? Why is she so much more upset than he is? Does he know she’s upset? Is he trying to find an answer in a book? Do these problems happen often and is that why there are tabs marking possible solutions in the book?
And what about those geese flying through the room? Are they real or just a symptom of reoccurring problems these two have?
Andy, my son has a talent telling a story through his chosen medium. I know where the painting is going and I’m happy. It’s going where it will be appreciated. Meanwhile I am saving my money for the next great painting that grips me the way this one does.
Excellent Book! Angie shares her personal story along with a wisely written guide to help you discover how to live your life with out the filters added by painful experiences. She makes it fun by adding details about gem stones and pirates.
By using thought provoking questions, tidbits to entice your mind she helps you uncover your personal treasure chest. About the book:
In Gems of Wisdom: For A Treasure-Filled Life you’ll embark on a treasure hunt for God’s unique gems of wisdom. Be empowered, learn to influence through your own life lessons, and preserve important relationships. Gems of Wisdom invites the reader on a treasure hunt to find important life concepts represented by the beautiful stones God created. Excellent for Bible study and book clubs as well as individual study.
Angela Breidenbach is Mrs. Montana International 2009, a multi-award winning inspirational speaker and the author of the Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Lifefrom Journey Press, the Creative Cooking Series including the new release of Creative Cooking for Simple Eleganceand the new Kindle release, Creative Cooking for Colitis. Other works by Angela include compilation books and devotionals from Guidepost, Group, and articles in magazines, ezines, and newspapers. She connects missions to her work with Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries and the Jadyn Fred Foundation. Angela also teaches online classes and coaches one-on-one in courageous confidence, personal growth, and powerful living. She’s certified in mentor/peer counseling as a Stephen Minister and life coach. Angela serves as an assisting minister for her congregation in Missoula, MT. She volunteered as the American Christian Fiction Writer’s publicity officer for two years. Not only did she walk the hard line of deciding to donate her mom’s brain for the study of schizophrenia, but she’s also on the brain donation list at the Brain Bank-Harvard McLean Hospital. Angela is married with a combined family of six grown children and two grand children. Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life releases May 2011 from Journey Press, a Sheaf House imprint.
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Debbie Simpson wrote Adam’s Gluten Free Surprise with the intention of having the appearance of a children’s book, while being an educational book in disguise. The process of trying to educate relatives, teachers and day cares can be very frustrating for many parents. After all, the word “diet” is synonymous with “cheat a little”. It can be difficult explaining the needs and the strictness of a gluten free diet. Adam’s Gluten Free Surprise is a simple, friendly, yet effective way of getting the point across. As a matter of fact, it would be great for not only children, but for anyone who would like to educate family, coworkers and friends.
In Adam’s Gluten Free Surprise you will follow Adam as he goes through the first six months of a new school year after being diagnosed with celiac. He faces each special treat day in his classroom with a positive attitude, knowing he can choose from his own box of gluten free treats that his mom supplies. At the same time, his teacher is learning how to read labels and to accommodate his needs. Finally, in the end, the entire class learns a bit about celiac and surprise Adam with a class party that is completely gluten free.
Adam’s Gluten Free Surprise is about the acceptance that is required by the child with a special diet and of the understanding required by those who are important parts of his or her life. It’s difficult for many to understand that this is a diet that requires 100% adherence. And with this comes an emotional need to be understood, for whoever the person requiring this strict diet may be, whether one or one hundred years of age.
Our bedroom is almost done by following the Nate Berkus savings plan. I’ve re-purposed, painted, saved week to week and used MYPOINTS to get gift cards from Overstock.com to change our ‘okay’ room into one I love to wake-up in every morning.
Imagine the newspaper returned to it’s full glory days all because of technology changing our written language. Forget the existence of the kindle, nook and ipad for a minute, think about Sunday afternoons and newspapers spread across the floor, table and dad’s recliner. It’s a piece of Amerciana that’s disappearing. With the new texting language the paper can be saved!
Don’t we owe it to the birds who need their cages lined, the cats who read the paper from their litter boxes, the fireplaces that need the paper to jump start their fire?
I say embrace texting and save the print.
Of course we’ll have to give up some things LIT (lost in translation). It will be difficult to read for detailed settings and real emotions because MBS (mom behind shoulder) and LOL (laughing out loud) don’t tell you how old mom is and what is making her laugh.
Tea for Two by Trish Perry Book two of the Perfect Blend series doesn’t disappoint. I want to wander into Millicent’s tea shop. That appears to be the place where the magic starts for Perry’s characters. The tea shop is a character on it’s on, making you desperately want to hit the back of the book and hit the kitchen. The recipes sound amazing and if I weren’t allergic to gluten I’d be trying out a few of these. I may still try with some gluten free flour. The one I really want to try would be impossible, but it sounds amazing. Malted Chocolate Mousse Cake. Dreaming….. okay I’m back. No, malt for me I’m afraid.
So you want to know about the story?
Interesting take this time, Perry writes about characters who are divorced. I’m glad to see the CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) freeing writers up to write about divorced characters: it’s realistic of our world.
I am not divorced but I have friends who are and reading Tea for Two had me smiling several times as I recalled those friends frustrations of looking for MR. or Mrs. Right in the new dating world.
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Counselor Tina Milano has been visiting Millicent’s Tea Shop regularly for the past several months. When Milly asks Tina if she can help a friend who needs a little advice with his children, she is eager to be of service. Tina feels God has blessed her in her career, and she loves serving the youth group at her church. But she has no idea the “friend” is the handsome farmer who provides Milly’s tea shop with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Zack Cooper is a single parent, doing his best to raise his teenage son and daughter on his own while taking care of a buys farm. When the kids get in minor scrapes with the law, Milly gently encourages Zack to give Tina a call before the teens land in even hotter water. At first Tina and Zack see the relationship in only a professional capacity, but soon everyone around them notices the luscious scent of romance in the air.