April 2014 Viewpoint


“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year”  Mark Twain

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As I looked back over my posts for this month, the common thread was renovation.  We have a week left to wrap up this bonus room renovation before our daughter and her husband move in.   Would you like to see where it all began? You can find it here.

In April, I also was invited to write my first guest post for Cara at be,mama.be.  I wrote about a little parenting wisdom I learned.  If you’d like to check it out, you can find it here.

I also wrote a couple of memoir pieces centered around nature.  A tribute to my grandmother and a piece about tending the garden, tending the soul.

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I didn’t read much this month.  I had started most of these before the month of April but finished them during the month.

  • Sycamore Row by John Grisham — 3/5 stars
  • A Touch of Wonder by Arthur Gordon — 5/5 stars
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare —5/5 stars
  • The Memoir Project A Thoroughly Non-standardized Text for Writing and Life by Marion Roach Smith —5/5 stars
  • I also read my daughter’s thesis a couple of times but I don’t think that counts…


Nothing new downloaded this month.  I love the mix of this instrumental piece so I thought I’d share and let it be the benediction.

I’m joining in with others who have shared their April month stories.  Come join us at Leigh Kramer’s: What I’m Into.



“…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NIV Bible

4 thoughts on “April 2014 Viewpoint

  1. Love that you linked to this post! 🙂 Renovations – wow, you’re my hero! We’re trying to sell our house, and between keeping it picture perfect, and uprooting my at home work schedule for showings, I’m wiped out! 🙂 Would love to hear what you thought about Sycamore Row – I’ve been thinking about reading that, and noticed your 3/5 star review. I’ve also got to finish the Memoir Project. Congrats on the guest post – Cara’s fantastic! Blessings, friend! (Oh, and FORGIVE ME for not calling/texting you back about the Hebrews study! The short of it was: its good, but I haven’t done a lot in it. I’m starting Beth Moore’s new study, Children of the Day, on 1 & 2 Thess. this month – its great!)

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