Thursday, September 22, 2011

Snippets from the historical fiction novel, 'Stand' by Samantha Schmitz

October 24th, 1941
Dear Diary,
Today I went to the store with Bless, to buy some sugar and flour, my hand clutching Mama’s list tight and with the other I grasped my woolen scarf, for it was terribly windy. The streets have changed so differently now…no longer are they quiet and peaceful.  Instead they bring thoughts of fear and dread in my soul, as I walk past each Nazi soldier on every street corner.  I try to recite the 1st Psalm in my head, as I walk past them, but my thoughts seem to be snatched away when my eyes meet a young soldier’s cold eyes…filled with hate, and longing. God, save him. I think, as I hurry past. Though they are cruel, and have taken over my homeland, I won’t forget the reason why…their lost, as I once was.

Full copies of the historical fiction 'Stand' are available to buy by calling this number....816.566.0660
Thank you.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tree of the Month

The Almond Tree
Scientific term-Prunus amygdalus
A smaller tree (grows up to 15 ft.)
Purple-colored bark
Dark Green leaves with a narrow, toothed point
Blossoms bright pink flowers

A good resource for more info on this tree is: 
Trees of the World
By Sandra Holmes

Poem of the Month

Sonnet 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines
and often is his gold complexion dimmed;
and every fair from fair sometimes declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shalll not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. 

Written by Shakespeare

Friday, May 6, 2011

Weekly Leadership Quotes

Few things feel as good, as trying your absolute hardest at something worthy.

 Chris Brady

Strong sailors aren't made on calm seas.

Chris Brady

Posted by:  Samantha. M. Schmitz (Holly's daughter)

Encourging Snippets (To say to others) :)

Giving uplifting compliments can easily ease the tension or make someone's day.
Test many compliments do you know?????   

By:  Samantha Schmitz :) 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Upcoming Pro Life Events

Pro-Life Update: 
A big thank you to all those who helped, volenteered and donated!  Together, with God's help, we can make a difference!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Reccomended Books

Leadership & Liberty  pieces of the puzzle (By Chris Brady, and Orrin Woodward)

Whimsy the Talking Pony (By Sandy Duval) 

Who Moved my Cheese? (Spencer Johnson, M.D.)

Keepers at Home (a handbook for young ladies)

The Cabin Faced West (Jean Fritz)

Secret Keeper Girl (Dana Gresh)