Friday, October 30, 2009

A Little Bit Of Poetry...

This is a little poem I wrote this morning in response to a local radio station contest. They wanted a poem about the autumn written in iambic pentameter and ABAB rhyming scheme. They didn't read my poem, so I don't think I won. It's not that great of a poem, but I thought I'd share it here:

Oh, sing a song, enjoy the autumn time,
The summer months, so long, are over now.
So shout with joy and tap the music chime.
It's true, you beat the heat, so take a bow.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Start of Nanowrimo

Nanowrimo begins on Sunday. I have yet to sit down and write out an outline, but I have a plot that has been rolling around in my mind for months. It's actually based on a dream I had some time ago. I think it will be fun to do. I'll probably post some of it here.

Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick

Who can know the heart of a woman? Who can fulfill her deepest dreams and desires before she even realizes them?

Sophie’s Heart is the story of Sophie Velikonja’s journey from Czechoslovakia, her homeland, to finding a home in America. Despite her heartbreak of leaving her grandmother, once in America God begins to fulfill her deepest desires in unexpected ways and draw her closer to Him though it all. From translating foreign languages, to cleaning up after 3 children, and falling in love with a widower, Sophie’s story is a journey that leads the reader into her heart and life.

Lori Wick is one of my favorite authors and this book is just another reason to love her writing. The characters were delightful. Sophie truly exemplified what it means to have a servant’s heart and to trust the Lord even when you can’t see how things will work out. I enjoyed this book. It was a little long for my taste, but I don’t think that the story would have been complete without the length. I would definitely recommend this book.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Tallest of Smalls by Max Lucado

In, The Tallest of Smalls, Ollie, a resident “too-small” of Stiltsville, is not considered a popular person. In fact, he never even wears matching socks! All the popular people have a pair of stilts to make the tall and inherently, better. As is custom, every day the entire population of “too-smalls” gather at 6:00 to see who will be awarded a pair of stilts. Surprisingly, Ollie is granted a brand new pair of stilts. At first he is thrilled, but then birds try to perch on him and he loses his balance. Once he falls, his stilts are taken away, but in the saddest moment, he discovers a truth from the only one who can give him hope.

I loved this children’s book. The illustrations were colorful, vibrant, and engaging. The story is the perfect length for a bedtime story. It teaches a truth that both children and adults need to learn and provides a beautiful moral lesson. I would recommend this book to anyone with small children who wants to communicate spiritual truths to their child in a simple, yet accurate manner. Also, I have not read Fearless by Max Lucado, but it is related to that book.

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