Gail from "More than a Song" has tagged me with a fun book meme. (And now, Eden from Air Force Family has too!) I've seen this circulate several times since I started blogging and always thought them fun.
Here are the rules/requirements:1. Grab the book closest to you.2. Open to page 123, go down to the fourth sentence.3. Post the text of the following 3 sentences on your blog.4. Name of the author and book.5. Tag three people of your own.
Here goes: "I won't lie to you; I'm not telling you everything--you're clever enough to figure that out. But I am telling you what you need to know to play your part in helping humanity survive." She face him, suddenly cold.
The book is "RED" by Ted Dekker (book two in the Circle Trilogy). On a side note if you like allegory, mystery, fast paced adventure and in this case a love story with huge consequences., you will love this series by Ted Dekker. His books always have totally different plot twists, and lots to do with good vs. evil. The three books in this trilogy are "Black", "Red" & "White".
Now I want to tag some readers who just might be reading something unusual. So I tag Shalee, Kim (Lifesong), & Laurel.
I'm so excited. I actually already finished a book for 2007. Only 29 more to go to reach my goal. :v)
I so enjoyed this book. It is from Charles Swindoll's "Profiles in Character Series". An Indepth bible study on the character being profiled, the author takes you step by step through their story from the Word of God and expounds on all aspects of it. He does it in such a readable, story telling way that you sometimes forget you are actually reading a very detailed, thorough bible study.
Elijah - The Man of Heroism and Humility is about the prophet whom God used to confront great sin in the leadership of Isreal. While Elijah did many heroic things in the name of his God, he did go through times of fear and humanness. The author takes us through Elijah's life as he was led by God to great mountain top experiences to times when God removed him from everybody but Himself. A great, very readable study in how to be humbly heroic. (Go here if you'd like to read some excerpts out of the book.)
I can hardly wait to do another of this great series.
Being as one of my goals for this year was to get more consistent with Menu Plan Monday, and being as it's Monday, here is my menu plan for the week, 'cause I know you are all now keeping me accountable.
Monday: cheese tortellin in white sauce, farmer's sausage, mixed vegetables
Tuesday: chili, toast, tossed salad
Wednesday: chicken and tiny dumplings, carrot sticks
Thursday: Chicken Ceasar Salad
Friday: Pork & Brussel Sprout Stew over Linguine (hubby's absolute fave meal)
Saturday: Raid the fridge Day
Sunday: hoping for Pizza 73 but if that's a no-go then smokies in buns, macaroni/fresh veggie salad
Pork and Brussel Sprouts
1 lb. pork cut into 3/4 inch peices (boneless shoulder or chops cut up, whatever you like)
2 Tbsp. oil
1 med onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 carrots, cut into 2x1/2 inch strips
1 cup water
1 tsp. or 1 pkt. chicken boullion
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. of each dried thyme and pepper
1/2 cup water
2 cups frozen brussel sprouts
cooked linguine or spaghetti, 2 Tbsp. marg. or butter, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook and stir pork in oil in deep 10 inch skillet over med. heat until browned, drain on paper towels. Cook and stir onion and garlic in same skillet until onion is tender. Stir in pork, carrots, 1 cup water, bouillion, salt, basil, thyme, and pepper. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer 45 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup water and brussel sprouts. Reheat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer covered 10 minutes until sprouts are tender.
Cook linguine or spaghetti. Stir in butter and parmesan. Serve pork stew on top.