Never Give Up, by John Mason

Happy to review this book. Slim, yet serious and thought-provoking, this gentle confidence-boosting book goes far beyond platitudes. I was blown away from the first page. The author is like a surgeon, with his delicate, subtle probings into the human spirit. Now, some people say I am picky, and that may be true, but this […]

I Cry Out to the Lord, a post by Susan Karsten

Don’t be alarmed at me crying out…just in prayer! “Just” — that’s an understatement. As one of God’s children, I have access to my Heavenly Father at all times. While jogging this morning, thoughts whirling, I started calling God’s name. My mind settled and little things started coming into notice. Little things – is not […]

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days, Holley Gerth…Susan Karsten’s latest book review

The whimsical cover belies the contents. This little volume (4 x 6″) contains serious, hard-hitting, and engaging devotionals. You won’t want to read only one reading per week (the book contains 52 readings) because they are so interesting and meaningful. Perfect for a suffering friend (even if it’s just stress), as a welcomed gift for […]

Susan Karsten’s Latest Book Review: “A Dad’s Prayers for His Daughter” by Teigen

¬†Prayer for all the aspects of a daughter’s life can feel like an insurmountable hill to climb. The new book: A Dad’s Prayers for His Daughter breaks prayer needs into 88 very relatable and realistic prayers. Just glancing through the intriguing prayer topics made me feel like I was opening a treasure trove. Then as […]

Movie Review: “All is Lost”

This is my first blogged movie review. “All is Lost” was nominated for an Academy Award, and stars Robert Redford. This movie is about a man whose sailing boat/yacht is struck and damaged by a shipping container. The movie has no dialogue and is one long effort to survive. The movie did not blow me […]