Monday, August 31, 2015


BOOK REVIEW- NOT BY SIGHT-With Britain caught up in WWI, Jack Benningham, heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, has declared himself a conscientious objector. Instead, he secretly works for the Crown by tracking down German spies on British soil, his wild reputation and society status serving as a foolproof cover.Blinded by patriotism and concern for her brother on the front lines, wealthy suffragette Grace Mabry will do whatever it takes to assist her country's cause. When she sneaks into a posh London masquerade ball to hand out white feathers of cowardice, she never imagines the chain of events she'll set off when she hands a feather to Jack. 
And neither of them could anticipate the extent of the danger and betrayal that follows them--or the faith they'll need to maintain hope.  AMAZON

A slow developing story.  Jack wasn't exactly what/who Grace thought he was.  She had her back up though when it came to those who refused to do their part in the war effort.  She giving Jack that white feather both helped and hurt Jack but he never forgot her.  Grace matures throughout the story as she begins to learn more about what others have to go through in the real world unlike her somewhat sheltered world.  Most of that came about as she goes to work helping made sure war horses have the food supply that they need.    The women that she meets at that farm not only make a great addition to the story but also help open her eyes.  Over time she gains some real girlfriends. There were a few twists and unexpected turns in the story that were good.  I liked both the main characters, Jack and Grace.   And even Sir Marcus as a secondary character was good.  The ending satisfies.  
For those that want to know, yes, God is also a part of the story.  A few scriptures and forgiveness being a part of it too.  It doesn't come across as preachy though.  

I was given a copy of this book via Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. 


The Elijah List
Dawn Baker, Founder, CEO of Integrity Physicians

Why is it we look at being a child of God as some dull, straight line, no fun relationship? Our God is an ALL CONSUMING FIRE! 

He is so bright that Moses couldn’t look upon Him and when Moses came down from his meeting with Him Moses glowed! GOD HASN’T CHANGED! THAT God captivated my heart at 7 years old and ever since I have wanted my friends, everyone I come in contact with, to just meet Him. I knew that just one encounter with the True & Living God will forever change you! And, He isn’t an insurance policy, where you glide through life on a flowery bed of ease, exempting you for pain, hard times or turmoil.

God hooks up with you to GO THROUGH all of your life driving the bus (so to speak), empowering you, offering you a partnership with a guaranteed GREAT OUTCOME, all based on Love and Trust! What an exchange we get!

Recently I wrote of an experience where I’d sensed something I couldn’t put into words, couldn’t quite describe and asked God to clarify. I hesitated to use the word “shift” with it being used so frequently. Clarity came and what I had sensed was a portal, a shift in the supernatural and the natural realms where angels had been dispensed to earth to aid or assist us now, a release from heaven to earth. Now I don’t know about you but that has my spirit AWAKE and EXCITED!!

Continuing to seek God, I’m hearing, “launch”. Where we are now, as the Children of the MOST HIGH GOD, is where He is about to launch us into the GREATER WORKS.

We’ve all been aware of what Jesus said, “Greater works will you do” and our hearts have cried out for the True & Living God to SHOW HIMSELF STRONG, that the people now will see HIM. How many of you, like me, have been so aware of the story of Elijah? Elijah was unwilling to waver in His knowing who was True & Living! He was willing to stand alone! God knew Elijah’s heart. I so identify with Elijah.

Approximately 5 years ago, after experiencing a lifetime of so much excruciating pain, I suffered the biggest sucker punch imaginable when my only family, my daughter, was used to test my stance. I’ve been through a time when I have stood unwavering in my position of “You alone Lord God are my God and there is NONE before You!” Many of you can identify; we all have stories, and God has signed on with us aiding and assisting in our going through all of them. It’s been a time of purifying and preparing us.

Now, we are about to be launched, entrusted with a time like none other where we, together with God, will do Exploits! There have been things held on reserve, gifts, empowerments, more anointing and destiny appointments, all for the greatest harvest of SOULS we have ever seen! God WILL show Himself Strong. He is Not mocked concerning His promises!


A few weeks ago I dreamed I was in heaven and there were huge angels throwing boxes on a conveyor belt. These were all different shapes, sizes, etc., and the stance and expression of the angels was one of intense focus! They were diligently working as though they’d been given an assignment with a deadline. I asked God, “what is going on?” He said, “I am downloading inventions, creativity, business ideas to all who will get under this download”.

Get ready my fellow comrades! We are in for the continuation of the GREAT ADVENTURE!

Dawn Baker

BIO: Dawn Baker is a God chaser; a sold out lover of Yeshuah; having met Jesus at 7 yrs old, her life is one reflecting great pain yet the immeasurable faithfulness of the God she met. Dawn didn’t come from the “right family”, have the right name or connections. In fact, Dawn grew up in a broken home in the 60’s when she was one of the only children in school having divorced parents. Dawn studied with Royal Conservatory of Music from the University of Toronto, Canada, became organist of her church at the age of 12, furthered her passion of music earning a Bachelor’s degree in Christian music. After surviving an abusive marriage, Dawn moved to a new city with a baby, $100 and 2 suitcases, all she had. After being cold and hungry, it is a testament to the God Dawn met at 7 yrs old that she is now the Founder and CEO of Integrity Physicians, a national physician recruiting company with 20 yrs of experience in placing physicians.

Dawn Baker
Founder and CEO of Integrity Physicians

BOOK REVIEW- Small Town Secrets

The graduating class of Cherry Lake High School is celebrating their freedom with the traditional camp-out in the Jackson Cherry Orchard on the banks of Flathead Lake, Montana. Among the revelers are four cousins, the grandchildren of town founder and patriarch Nate Jackson, a man who knows first-hand how a life can change on grad night and the personal sacrifices that may be necessary months later. 
Joining him on his annual vigil as twilight descends is Pansy Oppenheimer, a free spirit, who left Cherry Lake after graduation to wander the world. She mysteriously returns years later when Nate needs her friendship the most. As they keep watch at the edge of the orchard, they reminisce about their lives and choices; none of them easy, but all of them necessary. Nate and Pansy feel that they are guardians of the town, its children and keepers of their secrets. 
Little does anyone know that they harbor a secret of their own… AMAZON

This story started slowly and to  be honest as I began it, I wasn't sure I was going to like it. 
It does go back and forth between the current time of 2006 and times past (1956-1992), so you will have to get used to that.  But as I did it wasn't really all that hard to follow.    I found that I really liked Pansy with her wide open loving heart.  And responsible, tenderhearted, Nate who longed for something more than what he got.   I'm glad I kept reading the book because it went from "just okay" (in my mind) to I liked it.  A bitter-sweet kind of story.  

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Animal Friends (p)

There's nothing better than having a good friend around when you're down and out.   Things That Matter