Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

We're experiencing a minor family emergency, so I might be kind of quiet in the near future.  On the other hand, my blog is often an outlet for emotionally so I may post.  I'm not really sure.

In the meantime, I've been cooking from a new cookbook, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Family Favorites by Beth Hensperger.  I wanted to attempt a cookbook review to broaden my genre scope.  I enjoyed playing the other Julia in the kitchen and hope to post a review this week.

I've also been reading Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary Kassian and Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz.  I always like to have a fiction and a nonfiction read going, but I'm not one of those who can have a whole bunch of books going at once.  My mind is so scattered since having children, I just can't seem to keep more than two books straight.  I'll probably be finished with both in the next few days.

I've found a new blog that I think is just beautiful: Writing the Heartache.  Be sure to keep your tissues handy, though if you read "When Fathers Weep at Graves", a heartbreakingly beautiful poem by Alice Wisler.  Alice is a brave author who advocates "writing the heartache" for those who grieve.

Sometime soon I hope to check in with more reviews.  Blessings and happy Father's day to all!


I'm envious that you have your copy of Courting Morrow Little, yet at the same time that reminds me I need to fish out my copy of the first one to read.. hmm..

I hope whatever is going on with calm in it's own way that it can... Prayers are with you.

- Margaret

Thanks so much, Margaret for your prayers. They are so appreciated and God is so good to provide His presence in the midst of whatever storms may come.

I think I'm going to be finished with Courting Morrow Little tonight. I can most highly recommend it.

Bless you both! I'm so thankful to come over to blogs and be surprised by such kind comments. It makes the writing life so worthwhile.
I left a comment on the wrong post just now so came up here to the right one. Can you tell I'm cyber-challenged? Anyway, wanted to tell you you've been on my mind and heart. Praying for you. Thanks so much for being a light!

Laura, Thanks so much. Prayers mean a lot and though this has been a rough week, we are really feeling God's presence.

I'm sending up prayers on your behalf. Thank you for the links!

I hope everything is ok. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers

Julia M. Reffner

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Christ-loving bookworm & homeschool mom of 2 stealing the rare quiet moments to pursue that all elusive writing dream. I also write book reviews for Title Trakk and The Historical Novel Society.


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