Saturday, March 7, 2015

Usually I just enjoy clean romances for the feel good feelings however, this one actually reminded me of a few truths in life. One, is that I need to live in the moment and enjoy that moment because all too soon it will have passed. Two, I need to NOT assume how well I know someone.  It would be worth my time to spend time getting to know my family members better, really listen to them. Three, I need to honor my Mother and Father by listening to their advice.  They have already felt and experienced much of what I have not and they can save me from making a lot of mistakes, finding what my true strengths and dreams are.

While this book was a lovely read with situations that are applicable to things happening in today’s world. I felt that I learned more of the Father’s love for me and how if I depended on Him no matter what then I would not be facing anything alone.  Melville is quoted in the book and I found it to be an excellent quote. “For the scene of suffering is a scene of joy when the suffering is past; and the silent reminiscence of hardships departed is sweeter than the presence of delight.”

I was also delighted when I discovered that Janette Oke’s stories are the base for some of my all time favorite television movies and series on Hallmark channel!  I highly recommend all of Mrs Oke’s and her daughter’s books.  Let’s bring back worthwhile stories that honor the Lord and entertain.