Book Review

A fellow blogger that crossed my path a while ago has published a book.  It is full of truth and pain and her reality.  Her memoir.

I purchased this book through for my kindle.  I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.  But I had to.  I tend to feel the pain as I read and needed short breaks.  That is a GOOD thing.  Why?  Because we all have come from dysfunctional backgrounds.  But some faced harder things than we may have.  Or perhaps I should say different things in our past.

I never went hungry or was physically abused.  I had more of the verbal attacks and great loss and left to myself to heal.

As I read through Mary’s book, Running in Heels, I thought of people I have met over the years who had to endure great pain.  Is it fair – no.  But the way our God had his hand on her (and you, dear readers) through all the pain is fantastic.

This book is a great read for anyone.  For your heart – yes.  And for others you know  and those you will meet, it will be of great help.  A must read.

We all need to know that someone else has gone through what we are facing or have faced.  We all need to know that God was with us and is and will see us through.  Life is not easy, for anyone.  But it can be redeemed and turned around.

Thank you Mary for writing your memoir.

Running in Heels

check out her blog here                                                    heelshbk13

cate b


As a creative person I tend to have a hard time focusing on a project.  Heck, I have a hard time typing this sentence because of a miss-spell in the previous sentence.  I must go on and use spell check and not stop every two words to correct on the spot.  FOCUS!

I love to write but have been slacking because I also love to crochet.  I have the opportunity to sell my articles that I crochet and some are now on display in a dear friends boutique.  I can make money.  I can bake pies and sell them.  I started a painting about a month ago and there it sits while I try to decide which of the two rooms I prefer painting in.  Good grief.

I assume this is normal among the creative masses…… it?  I hope so.  Distractions are everywhere.  I feel like I am surrounded by them. That’s when I can easily say, “Forget it.  I’ll just go read a book or watch a movie.”

So in today’s blog I want …………… Oh, I’m going to have another cup of coffee.

coffee Time


cate b.



Write and Write and then Write, Right?

Author  I really believe I am to put my “Prisoner of Hope” writings into a book.  I have no doubts.  Sigh.  It’s hard for me to sit down and do this.  But I will, by golly.  After all, the meat of it I already blogged, so how hard can this be to read and add and rewrite and so on and so on…….

It’s hard.  For me.  But I will prevail!  I am thankful for a writer friend who comes by and encourages me.  I couldn’t do it without her or my husband and family and the friends I have that believe in me.  And my most faithful friend of all who lives inside me and by me and gently loves and laughs with me in all I do and who gave me the gift of writing from the start.

So, onward I go!  Thank you dear readers for staying with me.



cate b.

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