Currently in Force



Since this last blog entry is based on our current works in progress, I thought I’d better check out the actual meaning of current. Maybe none of my stuff qualifies!

A current project should be presently in force, accepted as legally valid and widely accepted. It should also be flowing in one direction, like a stream, even though there might be undercurrents.

Now that sounds like a writing project if I ever saw one. I’m up to my circumcised heart in devotionals right now. I write a daily devotional for and several thousand readers expect some spiritual insight from me on a regular basis. Since it is ongoing and so many accept it, I guess it is a current work in progress. I think it is legal- I never steal material and the number of readers hopefully means that it is widely accepted.

Several of my writing friends are collaborating on a romance mystery novel of sorts. We all agreed to keep on going and our heroine, dear Mrs. Hackly has lots of undercurrents running through her life so …still in.

Meanwhile, I’m editing a manuscript for the upcoming Word Alive publishing contest and editing the myriad thoughts of new scribbles that keep pounding through my head. All is alive and well in this neck of the woods. Sincerely, Brenda J Wood

The Other Laws

This is the subtle name a friend has for his in-laws because both sides of the family created more laws than anyone can keep up with. As a result, he finds it impossible to please anyone.

“You will come here for Christmas Dinner. Sunday dinner at our home is a must. We never did that with our children.”  Other Laws insist on their own way without thought of the turmoil caused in their children’s homes.

What chaos threatens our children, their spouses and our grandchildren just because we want our own way?

A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart. (Proverbs 21:2, NIV)

Prayer- Lord, may we consider the lives of our children with grace instead of demands for our own way.  Amen.

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids by Jill Osborne


Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids by Jill Osborne

This is a lively book with lots of twists and turns in the plot. Quite frankly, I found it a little daunting to keep up, but than I am not 13 and this book is for those in that age group. Jill Osborne has written dozens of books and while this is my first exposure to one of them, I think she knows what she is doing!

I do admit I’d like to know the shaving cream secret note plan with mirrors on page 90. However I may be the only one left in the universe who doesn’t know how to do this. I did mention I was no longer 13…(or many multiples of 13 ) didn’t I?

I think pre-teens will love this book and its message as well.

Thomas Nelson at  Book Sneeze gave me  a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Brenda J Wood


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