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Book Review: The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

I don't like giving bad book reviews which is why I'm really picky about what I read. If I think I won't like it, I will stay away. This book intrigued me the first time I heard about it and I wanted to read it. I began it when my book club was featuring it and didn't get that far into it. I picked it back up a few weeks ago and got about half way through. This book has fabulous writing. The story is good also, with a solid hook that made me want to read it to the end. However, about half way through, I realized that it was taking me so long to get through it that I wasn't enjoying it anymore. It is just paced slowly, which is perhaps simply a Gothic novel thing? Anyway, I decided to just stop even though I really wanted to see how this one ended. It was just too slow for me. This book is for those who love a good Gothic novel and love to get lost in a story for an extended period of time. It wasn't for me, but I did enjoy the writing, particularly the focus on…

Why I Will Not Be Sporting a Rainbow

I oppose same-sex marriage for a few reasons. And I write this post in the hopes that I will have some peace and quiet in my mind. It has never been easy for me to feel something so strongly without expressing it. I have resisted many times in the past because of fear: fear of being ridiculed, fear of being harmed, fear of being misunderstood, fear of who knows what else. I guess my need to express what I feel is stronger than my fear right now and I am going to leap at the chance.

This is what I believe in my soul; what I understand in my heart; and what I know in my mind.

Simply put, here are my reasons for opposing same-sex marriage:

I love God and His law more than any person, any thing or any idea. Period.I believe the scriptures, including the Holy Bible (both the Old and New Testaments), the Book of Mormon, and the writings and speakings of latter-day prophets and apostles (including The Family: A Proclamation to the World) are the word of God to His children. Period.I believe hom…