We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Monday, November 4, 2013


Ever read a book that the characters become your family?  That when the book ends you're sad because those characters aren't in your daily life?  That you start to read slower so the book lasts longer?  No?  Really, people.  Just own it.  You know it's true and it's happened to you.  And if it hasn't--then we need to visit.   I got book lists.  And I share.

So this is what happened to me.  I read a book by Lauraine Snelling years ago.  And lucky for me--there were 5 more to go with it.  The book?

Historical fiction is my favorite genre.  And if it includes a trip from overseas and settling in America even better.  It's crazy.  I mean, I will read anything, but historical fiction is definitely my favorite.

So when Lauraine Snelling kept adding to the series with the Bjorklund family, I felt like my family was just getting bigger and bigger.  I love that family.  They probably love me as well.

But then Snelling started another series that takes place in the Dakotas, Wild West Wind, but this time she did something mean--she only wrote 3.  Lucky for me, I didn't discover this until I was almost at the end of the 3rd book.  Now I don't want to finish because that means no more Mavis, Cassie, Ransom or Arnett.

But alas, I did finish.   My take away?  This excerpt from the first book:

"One way is to make plans to do something and ask God 
to block those plans if we are not in tune with Him." 
--p. 223, Whispers in the Wind

Snelling makes reference to this quote in each of the subsequent novels.  It's never direct, it's always in a roundabout way, but it's there.  

Truer words were never written.  Just sayin'.

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Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17