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Saturday, 20 April 2013

S.A.D.

Today was a tough day. Worse than Valentines Day, but for the same reason.

Yet another engagement party of a friend to go to.

Don't get me wrong - I love it that these 2 have found each other and are committing to a life together. And I had fun trying some new things while making a card for them.

But I have to be honest, I really didn't feel like celebrating someone else's engagement, when I'm still obviously single. It doesn't help that this couple is really young (more than 10 years younger than me).

Thinking about it resulted in a totally BLUE day, and I nearly decided not to go.

I think it's also hitting me harder because I don't have my best friend around these days. She is off in Africa doing amazing things as she serves God. On one hand I wish she was back here with me, but I know that she is where she needs to be, serving God.

I did have some great conversations with people - catching up with them. One of them ended up being about how a friend has been trying to match me up (we've had this conversation a couple of times). Tonight she surprised me by suggesting looking into online dating.

Honestly, I don't think it's the right thing for me. So I'll keep waiting. There have been a few conversations with people about my singleness lately, so it's in my mind quite a bit.

Still nothing yet, but if you're a praying person, when you read this would you please pray for me. I can use all the prayer I can get right now.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Monday, 1 April 2013

Contentment Reading Challenge 2013 - March Update



Here we are! April 1st and time for me to update you on my "Diving" progress!

I had some extra time to read during March, as I have finally finished the course I was studying (I will soon be starting another, but have to wait for some paperwork to arrive).

This month I read 10 books for the challenge!
So that takes me to 17 for the year so far (actually 18, because I have already finished one for April).

The books for March were:
  • The Proposal by Lori Wick
  • The Rescue by Lori Wick
  • The Visitor by Lori Wick
  • The Pursuit by Lori Wick
  • Where Do I Go? by Neta Jackson
  • Who Do I Talk To? by Neta Jackson
  • Who Do I Lean On? by Neta Jackson
  • Never the Bride by Cheryl McKay and Rene Gutteridge
  • Crime Scene Jerusalem by Alton Gansky
  • The Case of the Vanishing Corpse by Kel Richards
So, yes, by the end of 3 months I've almost reached the target of 20 books!

Happy Reading everyone! I hope this inspires you to look back through your shelves and find old treasures!

ACRBA Tour - Web of Lies by Laura O'Connell



1 - 5 April


is introducing

( Even Before Publishers 1 December 2012)
By

Laura O'Connell




About the Author
Laura enjoys writing stories about second chances in love and life. She calls the Gold Coast home, however, her curious nature leads her on adventures to locations that surprise and delight her. Laura has a passion for telling a good story set in places where she has lived and travelled. Laura is the author of African Hearts and Web of Lies. Her debut novel, African Hearts, was shortlisted in the 2011 Caleb Prize. To find out more about Laura visit her website: http://laura-oconnell.com


About the Book:

High school sweethearts, Stephanie and Lachlan are torn apart by circumstance, bad decisions and a web of lies,leaving an unknown future for their son, Ryan.


Eight years later they reconnect,but the time apart has changed them. The family had made decisions based on lies and deceit and now must find a way to either reveal the truth or find another option. On the surface their arrangements seemed flawless, but dig deeper, and the people they thought they knew, aren't as they appear.

Lachlan and Stephanie are forced to confront the consequences of their actions and the entire family is compelled to reveal the truth, find forgiveness, and renew loving one another. But the hardest decision is still to come...where does Ryan live?



My Thoughts
There were a lot of family secrets in this book - so many, in fact, that it was hard to keep track of all the lies people had told to each other.
The writing was quite good, but you did have to keep thinking about who was focused on at the time to keep track of everyone's thoughts.
It's not one I plan to read again, but part of that is because there have been so many books coming out in recent times along a similar theme.