88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates Book Review by Rob & Joanna Teigen

If you are looking for a book with alot of great idea’s on things that Daddy’s and Daugther’s can do together, than this is your book! It is basic, easy to follow with generalized idea’s including what to bring along with you!

It is written with a Christian emphasis, included on each trip is a bible verse or two to ponder over, and think about how it relates to your relationship and situations.  It even tells you which activities will need to have a vehicle and money brought along!

To encourage daily growth, the authors Rob & Joanna Teigen use biblical based answers that relate well to the circumstance.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell, a Division of Baker Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Look for this book in your local Christian store or on Amazon.com.

Ginny, My Grandmother

Here is a picture of Ginny. She turned 89 years old today. I must say this woman was the one who taught me about manners, being a lady, and Grace. She was a proper southern woman, with an exquisite taste for art, and social manners. She is also getting ready to pass to the other side, with our Glorious Jesus!

Bowlingtown, Kentucky

In the late 1950’s there was a small community near the Perry and Leslie County KY line named Bowlingtown on the middle fork of the Kentucky River. This Eastern Kentucky community was the home for seven generations of Bowling! Boiling families. Early records referred to this area as the Bowling District, founded by the Reverend Jesse Boling, his wife Mary Pennington, the Reverend Duff and 50 other families. Jesse Bowling was the son of Benjamin Bowling of Flat Gap, VA. (1734-1832). They were led to this area under the guidance of Daniel Boone. By the late 1800s, Bowlingtown was a thriving community of hundreds, with a post office, school, churches, grocery store, saw mill, a blacksmith, and the Frontier Nursing Service founded by Mary Breckinridge, granddaughter of Vice President John C. Breckinridge. Local officials included a sheriff, magistrate, justice of the peace and tax commissioner. The citizens were primarily farmers and coal miners. They were known to be patriotic, honest, kind and well educated people. For their time, this was a highly educated population.leave what had been family homes for generations. They were scattered all over the country. Family graves (873) were moved and reinterred at the Buckhorn Cemetery. The area is now the Buckhorn Lake State Park with the Buckhorn Lodge sitting on the hill where the original log cabin schoolhouse was built in the early 1800s, to be replaced in 1924 with a white frame schoolhouse. There is a beach and swimming area where the old cemetery was located. In October of 1999, under the leadership of Jewell Gordon using funds raised locally and a $1,000 grant from the Kentucky Heritage Society, a small sign was erected in front of the lodge describing Bowiingtown’s history. There is also a marker inside the lodge on the Boiling Family.
The Editor contacted Jewell Gordon about this story and she advised that in July 2007, the Kentucky State Park Commissioner dedicated the Bowlingtown Country Kitchen which is located on the lower level of the Buckhorn Lodge. Jewell Gordon can be contacted at 661, Olathe Way, Aurora, CO 80011 or by telephone at 303-361-6748.
In 1960, the Army Corps of Engineers decided to build a dam for what was to be called Buckhorn Lake. The property More information on Kentucky History is available at www. was seized by the governrnent and the families were forced to relocate.

Taken from the BFA February 2012 Newsletter and  kentuckyexplorer.com.

Hearts Safe Passage by Laurie Alice Eakes

I absolutely love historical Christian fiction books!  I especially love books about early settlers, and historical stories that include England, Virginia, or war time era’s! 

It begins with the dream of the main character Phoebe Lee who dreams of being a midwife in Loudon County, Virginia beginning in 1813. It was especially cool because her first setting was in Williamsburg, Virgina, a history lovers prime setting! The drama begins when her sister in law requests if Phoebe would become her midwife for her upcoming birth. The problem is, she finds herself on a ship during the War of 1812, heading away from the Commonwealth.

Phoebe finds herself in the company of the obnoxious Capt Rafe Docherty who promises to get Phoebe’s brother in law, Belinda’s husband out of prison in time for the delivery of their baby!  The problem is, that Capt Docherty is looking for information for his own personal revenge to the man who he feels, destroyed his family.

Phoebe and Rafe begin to find themselves in an awkward position, with feelings toward each other. Each one of them having their own personal agenda’s, the last thing they need to do is fall in love!

An exciting, twisting  theme that will be sure to keep you up late at night! I was fortunate enough to receive a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing. Find this  book in your local bookstores or Amazon.com.