Thursday, November 10, 2016

Reacting to the Election

To the chagrin of many of my friends, I am pleased with how the election resulted. Not to say I'm a big fan of Trump, but I really don't think Hillary was best for the job for reasons that I could say, but would probably distract from my point in this post.

Honestly, when November 8 rolled around, I was just stressed and felt stretched thin. This was one of the most stressful elections I can remember, and by the end, I was just tired. Tired of waiting and hoping and preparing for a possible result that I didn't want. Tired of being concerned about an outcome I literally had no control over. But yesterday morning, I awoke relieved.

What a strange sensation. Relief. It felt amazing, after a year of worry. But next to Trump's presidential announcement, there were pictures of crying Clinton supporters. And although, I was still happy for Trump, I truly felt bad for the Clinton supporters, even though I don't agree with anything they believe. Defeat hurts, and I could see they hurt.

The long and the short of it is, God has it all under control, and I truly believe that even if Clinton had won. God has us, even when it seems that the whole world is crashing in on itself, and the sky looks like it's falling. The Jews probably thought the sky was falling when they spent all those years in slavery in Egypt, but God freed them. No matter how bleak it seems right now, God knows what is best. So if Clinton's presidency wasn't what was best, then God did what He always does.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Book Review for "The Raven" by Mike Nappa

The Raven is an exciting, fast-paced, dramatic novel involving a private investigator divorcee and a "deception specialist" (con artist/ street magician). Together, they become involved in a plot code-named "Nevermore", the last word in Edgar Allen Poe's most famous poem. Nevermore is essentially a mystery until the last few chapters of this captivating novel. 

I loved this book because it had a dash of humor despite its very serious subject. It was thrilling, yet down to earth; action packed, yet there was some romance as well. Nappa managed to write a very complicated story, that seemed almost simplistic and easy to jump right back into. I think he is one of my new favorite authors.

I received
this book from Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Book Review for "Speaking of Homosexuality" by Joe Dallas

If you are a Christian who has ever struggled with what you believe on homosexuality; if you are a Christian who doesn't even know what they believe on homosexuality; Speaking of Homosexuality is the book for you. Dallas, a former gay activist, shares straightforward wisdom on homosexuality and reaching out to those who identify as such. Rather than having a book of combatant arguments, he gives answers on tough subjects with clarity and compassion.

This book absolutely blew me away. The practical advice in this book is so usable for today's conversations. Speaking of Homosexuality is well thought- out, easy to understand, and full of truths. 

I received
this book in exchange for my honest opinion by Baker books.