Showing posts from February, 2020

Terry Brennan’s new series is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats

International Intrigue and End-Times Prophecy Collide Terry Brennan’s new series is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats What if three ancient empires were poised to rise again and begin an epic battle for the land they once occupied in the Middle East? What if this battle was the fulfillment of a prophecy that would set into motion the end of the world as we know it? Those questions were the launching point for award-winning author Terry Brennan as he began writing his new series, Empires of Armageddon. The series begins with Ishmael Covenant ( Kregel Publications/February 18, 2020/ISBN: 9780825445309/$15.99), a fast-paced, modern-day international thriller. At the center of the action is Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent Brian Mullaney, who is assigned to protect Joseph Atticus Cleveland, the newly appointed US ambassador to Israel. Mullaney is at the end of his rope as not only is his marriage

Survivor: Winners at War: Way Too Much Talking

It's actually late Friday night when I am typing this up. After work, I went to see Frozen Jr. since one of the girls on my church puppet team played Middle Anna. When I got home, I got distracted by finishing something I was watching and updating this week's post from The Bachelor with GIFs that  now I don't know if I can keep my eyes open to get through Survivor , but I'm going to try. This week we pick up with the morning after the last tribal. We hear Adam talking about how the old schoolers have been in control. He thinks Boston Rob needs to adapt and play like he is. I'm not sure what Adam's game has been up until now. Adam talks to Denise about getting rid of Parvati next and teaming up with Rob and Ethan. He says that Rob trusts him. I don't know where he gets that either. Ben says he can't work with Rob anymore (and can't stand him because he's an alpha male). Michele thinks Parvati is out for blood. This is a whole lot of votin

The Bachelor: Week 8: Peter and his fantasy suites

You know, I hem-hawed over blogging about Survivor , but it goes by a lot faster than The Bachelor , and it's not just because the show is usually half as long. Peter's women are a beating. Jumping into tonight's episode, Madison wants to talk to Peter after the rose ceremony, before it's time to go to the fantasy suite week. She needs to reveal just how much her faith means to her and that she is waiting for a husband. Madison's really nervous. She is scaring Peter. She tells him that if he were to sleep with someone else next week, it would be really hard for her to move forward. He asks her what she's saying. "Does that mean if I spent the night with someone else you couldn't..." Her answer is, "That would be really hard for me, but..." They aren't finishing sentences. She's not spitting it out. He doesn't get what she wants from him. He doesn't think something (?) would be fair to his other relationships. H

I Will Call Upon the Lord

I Will Call Upon the Lord By Michael O’Shields I will call upon the Lord,  (women echo) Who is worthy to be praised  (echo) So shall I be saved from my enemies  (echo) Chorus The Lord liveth, and blessed be the Rock, And let the God of our salvation be exalted. (repeat) Jesus Christ who died for me,  (echo) And He took away my sins  (echo) I will live with Him for eternity  (echo) Chorus I will call upon the Lord…  (end in unison)

Survivor: Winners at War: Pay attention to who you are talking to

This week it only took me until Saturday night to watch and write up a post. I was going to do it last night, but I got to dozing while trying to finish off part two of last week. I told everyone last week that I was behind on everything these days and that it would be random each week with when I got to post. So we ended last week with Amber getting voted off, bequeathing her fire token to Rob and heading off to Edge of Extinction. Amber says she would be super depressed if it weren't for EoE because she didn't come all the way out here to go home this early on. She's not done. The game is still going for her. It looks like she and Natalie might freeze to death on EoE though. They look really cold. (And now I need to go turn up my heat.) The morning after tribal, Rob finds a fire token in his bag. He knows this isn't good. It was hard for the two of them to leave their four kids at home, so he knows that is weighing on her. He doesn't know for sure tha

Win a copy of Ishmael Covenant

Over the next couple of weeks, my blog team is touring Ishmael Covenant , the first in the Empires of Armageddon series by award-winning author Terry Brennan (now available from Kregel Publications).  Learn more about the book and author below. Then, scroll down and enter the giveaway to get a copy of your own!  About the book: His marriage in tatters and his career ruined by lies, Diplomatic Security Service agent Brian Mullaney is at the end of his rope. Banished to Israel as punishment by his agency, he's assigned to guard a US ambassador and an insignificant box. Little does he know that this new job will propel him straight into a crisis of global proportions. Inside the box is a messianic prophecy about the fate of the world. And a dark enemy known as The Turk and the forces of evil at his command are determined to destroy the box, the prophecy, and the Middle East as we know it. When Ambassador Cleveland gets in the way, his life and his daughter's life a

The Bachelor: Peter: Week 7: The hometowns

Here we are again. Another Monday rushing our way through to get to The Bachelor . Let's just jump in, shall we. Peter has selected his final four, and he's bound to screw all this up in fast order. If the previews of the episode are remotely accurate, there is going to be a lot of tears. It's time to leave Lima and head off to small town America to meet the families. First up is Hannah Ann in Knoxville, TN. Hannah Ann believes Peter is right for her because, oh heck, she went on about forgetting something or being in the moment. I don't even want to back it up to tell you what inane thing she said. Her dad is a forester, so one of the things to get on his good side is for Peter to prove he is a strong man. Ranger Rick thinks Hannah Ann needs a tough man. That means axe throwing, evidently. With a large audience, both embarrass themselves by bouncing axes off of the target. via GIPHY Because Hannah Ann wrote him a letter, it inspired him to write her a

It's a Small World

We tried it on a whim... Until I went to post, I forgot this group had tried this one before. It’s A Small World It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears, It’s a world of hope and a world of fears. There’s so much that we share, that it’s time we’re aware, It’s a small world after all. It’s a small world after all.  It’s a small world after all, It’s a small world after all.  It’s a small, small world. He’s the Lord of the sky, He’s the Lord of the sea, He’s the Lord of you, He’s the Lord of me. Jesus died on the cross.  And he gives us liberty. He’s the Lord of all. Jesus is Lord of us all, Jesus is Lord of us all, Jesus is Lord of us all, He’s the Lord of all.

Survivor: Winners at War: You knew that one was coming ASAP

I'm picking up here where I left off last week with the second half of the Winners at War premiere. When Natalie is voted off first, she gifts her fire token to Jeremy and heads off to the Edge of Extinction. It's a windy night as she reads the welcome note. She learns she'll be able to earn extra fire tokens, but if loneliness overtakes her, she can raise the flag and go home. The next day (Day 3), The red tribe talks around the well. Sandra is personally offended because on Island of the Idols last season, Boston Rob said he'd never come out here... that he would not play. Now, I don't know why Sandra would believe that. Everyone knows would play again. He may have said it seeing if she would believe the lie, but I don't think he was serious. Because Sandra is so hurt over this, she is determined to get Amber out at the first chance she has. Yul tries to collect the one-time players together for an alliance -- Adam, Sophie, Wendell and Yul. They p

Survivor: Winners at War - FINE! I'm going to blog on this ONE season

The winners are officially at war! If you missed the Season 40 premiere of #Survivor , watch it now on @CBSAllAccess : . — SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) February 16, 2020 A day or two before the premiere of the 40th season of Survivor , I commented on someone's post about it. It was actually an author that was talking about watching it and the previews. A mutual friend, another author I have worked with, asked if I was going to blog about it. The thought has crossed my mind, but only this one season of all winners. This one special season. Not taking it on as a new thing to blog about every season. The big snag:  Survivor is a Wednesday night show. I'm never home on Wednesday nights. After church, a friend and I have a standing dinner date. Sometimes, I don't get around to watching for days. That makes it a bigger challenge to blog about weekly. I am so absolutely behind on blogging--I have so much I want to go back and