Gideon’s Gift (The Red Gloves #1) – My Take

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Do You Believe?

I had the joy of listening to Karen Kingsbury’s Gideon’s Gift (The Red Gloves, #1). A quick read (or listen to, in this case) but so very moving. This is a wonderful Christmas story so you may want to save it, especially if you look for marvellous stories to share with your family. I fell right into this story and had a tough time putting it aside.

When characters are so well developed they have a weight in my head and the protagonist and antagonist are vivid in my mind’s eyes. I was invested in both of them right from the beginning. A character that draws out our emotions, either good or bad, is a character that will stick with us long after we have finished the story. It didn’t take long before I was mad at the antagonist, but as his story unfolds my compassion rose. I learned there are traumatic circumstances that could bring any of us to the end of our rope and before we know it, we may find ourselves in a similar situation ending up living on the streets. After reading this book, we should look at street people with a little less judgement and a lot more compassion. Who knows what their story is.

Kingsbury ends the story with a call to action that will work wonderfully well at Christmas time. Something that the entire family can get involved in. I know that I will propose it to my family this Christmas—after I have them listen to the story. Thanks, Karen, for another marvellous story!

Book Review Time

The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron My rating: 5 of 5 stars Within these pages of eloquent descriptions of life as a Parisienne you will find just how one person can make a tremendous difference in shaping a country, in saving a country, in standing fast during horrendous times. This book gave me a peek… Continue reading Book Review Time

Day 5…

Of 21 Days of Ascent and today’s realization is that I’m fastened to Jesus Christ. I’m held fast, close, clasped tight to my Daddy because I’m wanted and loved beyond all galaxies, all that is seen, all that can ever be known. My thanks seems so tiny in comparison to the depth, breadth, and height… Continue reading Day 5…

Where O Where Have I Been?

Besides slaving over a laptop I’ve been working off my food addictions and riding my bike…

Here’s A Thought…

The best “good habit” to adopt is one that I can obtain and sustain well over a long period of time. If I am constantly fighting to adopt this “good habit” then maybe it’s the wrong habit or the wrong time for me to adopt this habit. Discipline is something I strive for continually in… Continue reading Here’s A Thought…


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