Find Your Extraordinary

Find Your Extraordinary

A LIFE “So full of passion, positivity, will, tenacity, and gratitude that can transform your life from ordinary to extraordinary” is within your grasp. To have it, you’ve got to want it! FIND YOUR EXTRAORDINARY: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms by Jessica DiLullo Herrin is the story of a … Continue reading

JumpStart Your Leadership

JumpStart Your Leadership

SOME PEOPLE WANT TO BE A LEADER, others are comfortable to be a follower, so how does a follower make the successful leap to a leader? Each day there are opportunities to step up and lead or stay in step and follow. JUMPSTART YOUR LEADERSHIP: A 90-Day Improvement Plan by John C. Maxwell can help … Continue reading

Long Walk to Water (revisited)

Long Walk to Water (revisited)

NOBODY WANTS TO BE ALONE and everyone wants to feel safe and secure, especially children. So what happens when a young child/boy is suddenly separated from his family? A LONG WALK TO WATER by Linda Sue Park based on the true story of one boy named Salva Dut from Southern Sudan. CENTERED AROUND the Sudanese Civil War and … Continue reading

Spiritual Sobriety

Spiritual Sobriety

“AS WITH ANY OTHER ADDICTION, my overzealous religious practice came with a dark side.” Elizabeth Esther chronicles her journey as a religious addict and her road back to recovery in SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY: Stumbling Back to Faith When Good Religion Goes Bad. RAISED IN A HIGHLY RELIGIOUS FAMILY, which she compared to a cult, Elizabeth Esther learned … Continue reading

One Deadly Sister

“EVERYONE NEEDS SOMEONE they can phone at 4 a.m.,” and it started with one phone call from her brother, Raymond Reid. . . His one call was to his sister, Sandy.  Nervous, after he hung up “The phone in his hand was like a lifeline with no one holding the other end.” The uneasy feeling … Continue reading

The Girl On the Train

The Girl On the Train

SOMETIMES, BOOKS THAT START SLOW and drag from chapter to chapter have a short life on my bookshelf.  THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN: A Novel  by Paula Hawkins is not one of those books. RACHEL, THE MAIN CHARACTER, is in an emotional tailspin ever since her divorce. She never wanted the divorce but knew it … Continue reading