Accidentally Married by Victorine Lieske


I almost didn’t buy this book, because I thought it was a romance novel.  I am not a fan of romance novels, but the name intrigued me.  I decide to give it a try and I am really glad that I did.

The book is about a CEO of a local company that hires a woman to pretend to be his girlfriend, so his family would stop commenting on his lack of a love life.  Though a series of weird circumstances.  They accidentally get married.  However, throughout the story they start to get to know each other and fall in love.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.  It was funny and heart warming at the same time.


The Neverending Story by Michael Ende


This book is one of my favorites.  It’s about a magical book that allows the reader to actually enter the story.  As a book lover, I find the idea intriguing.

The main character reads the magical book and enters the neverending story.  His adventures teach him several valuable life lessons.

  • Actions have consequences, regardless of the reason for those actions
  • Listen to the advice of those you trust
  • Discern who is truly your friend and who is trying to use you
  • A prideful heart is dangerous
  • Learning to love is the greatest gift

This is an excellent book and one that I have enjoyed numerous times over the years.

If I Could, I Would

A few weeks ago, I was at church and the preacher was talking about various things we hear when reading the Bible and how we should, or would if we could, react to those messages.

This is what I hear and should do or would do if I could:

  • I hear forgiveness.  If I could, I would be more forgiving of others and show mercy to others.
  • I hear love.  If I could, I would be an example of that love and teach others about the love of God.
  • I hear hope.  If I could, I would rely on that hope and not suffer from anxiety attacks.
  • I hear commitment.  If I could, I would finish what I start and be dedicated to the task at hand.
  • I hear freedom.  If I could, I would live as a person free from sin and condemnation.

This message was part of a series and the basic points of the series are:

  • Put your faith into action
  • Don’t show partiality, love others, love equally, and love freely
  • Freedom from legalism is freedom to love
  • Don’t be a slave to sin, instead be a slave to righteousness
  • Don’t be a salve to the law, instead be a slave to the word of God


Ben – We Can’t Wait to See You Again

A few months ago, Ben was playing and hurt his knee.  I took him to the doctor several times.  They examined his leg and took numerous x-rays.

It looks like Ben damaged a ligament.  Luckily, it doesn’t appear to be completely torn.  The doctor also found evidence of a bone spur.

Ben was prescribed two rounds of anti-inflammatory medication and pain medications.  We tried various other treatments, but nothing worked.  Ben is still limping and in obvious pain.

The doctor recommended putting Ben on strict bed rest for 6 to 8 weeks.  If that doesn’t work, our only option will be surgery to fix his knee.

Enforcing strict bed rest at home is an imposable task, especially with four other dogs in the house.  We decided the best thing for Ben was to let him stay at the veterinarian’s office.

I packed a duffle bag for Ben, so he could have his own bed, blanket, and his favorite dog food.  It was sad to leave him, knowing he might not be coming home for two months.  I felt like crying, but managed to hold back the tears.

This is going to be hard for Ben, his doggy brothers, and his family.  However, it is the best thing for Ben.  I look forward to the day when Ben comes home.  I hope to watch him run and play with his brothers, without limping in pain.


We love you Baby Ben and we can’t wait to see you again.