Book Club

I've been clubbing with literary ladies for about a year now. We've had some excellent months. For example, there was the meeting in which the author of our book attended and spoke to the ladies. She was extraordinary, we were all mildly star struck, and her book, Mercy's Prince was a big hit. One of the ladies just told me last Friday that it is one of her favorite books she's ever read. And we've had some less-than-stellar months. In fact, a couple of times I couldn't even bring myself to read the assigned book.

Next month, though, should be another good one. We're reading The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas. I read it years ago and have toyed with the idea of suggesting it for our book club. Then on Friday one of the other ladies brought it up. I'm looking forward to seeing what others think of it. The story revolves around the robe Jesus wore to the crucifixion, the one for which the soldiers cast lots.

Have you ever read it? If so, what did you think?

  • ceoltoir
    "Consumed and digested," I like that. Not all books are worthy of this. Some are merely "sipped" while others are best "tasted and spat out."
    by ceoltoir at 03/20/17 10:22AM
  • joc
    I believe there was a movie of that when I was very young.
    by joc at 03/20/17 11:01AM
  • cyber_space_cadet
    True, indeed!
    by cyber_space_cadet at 03/20/17 11:08AM
  • hartschloss
    I have seen the movie, and was in a high school production of the Robe many years ago.
    by hartschloss at 03/20/17 11:12AM
  • joc
    Yes, I found it for sale on Amazon Prime. Has Richard Burton and Jean Simmons (1953). (Told you I was young...10 years old)
    by joc at 03/20/17 11:16AM
  • kailua
    I have not read it.

    Is it written using facts?
    by kailua at 03/20/17 1:43PM
  • ceoltoir
    Not really. It's more a fictional story of what happened with the robe after the soldiers cast lots for it.
    by ceoltoir at 03/20/17 4:19PM
  • kailua
    Hmmmmm. I am certain I would cry.

    It seems to me that I have seen an old movie like this.
    by kailua at 03/20/17 8:47PM
  • ceoltoir
    It's actually quite moving. It's also optimistic in a spiritual way.
    by ceoltoir at 03/20/17 10:55PM
  • lovescats
    I read in when in high school - a looooong time ago. I remember I liked it. I should read it again.
    by lovescats at 03/21/17 8:20AM
  • ginnyann
    Never read it but do remember the movie. I was 9 when the movie came out. Don't think I saw the movie but do remember hearing about it.
    by ginnyann at 03/21/17 12:00PM
  • tgatzajr
    I never could get into th books like The Robe, Ben Hur, or Quo Vadis. I guess it's because when I was a kid I saw the movies and didn't like them. When I started reading the books the association with the 1950's-60's movies just kept coming to mind and I couldn't into them. Amazing how I can be psychologically be effected like that and can't shake it off.
    by tgatzajr at 03/22/17 8:58AM


Is it offensive to anyone else that, at 82, Charles Manson is still alive and for 47 years has been supported by law-abiding citizens?
  • joc
    Doesn't even make sense to me.
    by joc at 03/17/17 1:10PM
  • misssonja
    I can still remember the first time I read about what he and his cultish demonic followers did -- the horror. And there are a lot more just like him.
    by misssonja at 03/17/17 1:23PM
  • kailua
    Look how long satan has survived.

    *I shall abstain from writing my feelings about manson.
    by kailua at 03/17/17 7:49PM
  • ginnyann
    I watched part of the story last night and was so disgusted......what an evil man.
    He is an excellent example of how "Satan" works.....
    by ginnyann at 03/18/17 7:49AM
  • hartschloss
    His "reward" will come soon enough. The justice he will receive will surpass any of the injustices on this earth that he gets right now.
    by hartschloss at 03/18/17 11:06AM
  • lovescats
    ^So true! And he won't be puffing himself up at that day. We certainly don't want anyone to be lost, but realizing our God will mete out justice is what helps me get through all these horrible events.
    by lovescats at 03/18/17 3:16PM
  • tryphena
    Yes. To answer your rhetorical question. :-)
    by tryphena at 03/19/17 3:05PM


Little Guy had an epiphany yesterday. School is especially heinous on Mondays and as he contemplated his misfortune he burst out with this:

"There's no pain in heaven, right?"
That's right, honey, no pain, no sickness, no sadness.
"Then there's no school in heaven!"
I suppose not.
"I'm ready to go now!"

  • misssonja
    He's a little young to be ready to meet his maker. Or maybe he's a prodigy? I know I'm ready to call the whole thing quits!
    by misssonja at 03/14/17 2:47PM
  • tryphena
    I definitely have times when I'm "ready to go now!" (Should be all the time, right?)
    by tryphena at 03/14/17 3:59PM
  • hartschloss
    That sounds like as good a reason to go as anything.
    by hartschloss at 03/14/17 6:08PM
  • kailua
    Bless his sweet little heart! (LOVE)
    by kailua at 03/14/17 6:51PM
  • cyber_space_cadet
    by cyber_space_cadet at 03/14/17 8:12PM
  • joc
    Somehow I missed the post below. Such wonderful news! That boy of yours is quite a thinker. I love his attitude!
    by joc at 03/14/17 9:08PM
  • tgatzajr
    I feel the same way about my job! The little guy has got some pretty good perception!

    Glad to hear the good news about your brother! I will pray that he will continue to improve.
    by tgatzajr at 03/15/17 6:56AM
  • ginnyann
    So sweet. What an attitude. We should all think that way!
    by ginnyann at 03/16/17 9:00AM
  • lovescats
    by lovescats at 03/16/17 9:06AM

My brother

My brother is doing well. He had triple bypass surgery and seems to be bouncing back quickly from his latest brush with mortality. The doctors said they didn't understand why/how he was still walking around, given the condition of some of his most major arteries (including the one nicknamed the "widowmaker").

I am thankful to God for His mercy. And I am thankful to all of you for your concern, supportive comments, messages and especially your prayers.
  • sjean
    That is such great news. Thankful for prayers answered with a yes.
    by sjean at 03/14/17 10:44AM
  • misssonja
    So glad!!!
    by misssonja at 03/14/17 11:00AM
  • tryphena
    Great to hear! Thank you for the update.
    by tryphena at 03/14/17 3:58PM
  • kailua
    Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!
    by kailua at 03/14/17 6:54PM

Do you have another minute?

My brother, Layne, had a heart attack and is scheduled for heart surgery in a few hours. I rushed to Bowling Green and am staying with my dear sister-in-law, Judy. She recently lost her sister, her only sibling, to a heart attack. Please pray that God will have mercy on her and allow my brother to recover. My dad and I are, of course, distraught and have shed more than a few tears. But my poor sister-in-law. May the Lord help us all.
  • kailua
    This is so scary for you all. I am sorry to learn of this. I have prayed for each and every one of you. I will pray more. I love you (((BiggestHugEver)))
    by kailua at 03/10/17 2:14AM
  • tryphena
    Oh, dear, I am SO sorry to hear of this! I just prayed for you all.
    by tryphena at 03/10/17 6:38AM
  • misssonja
    Oh my! Yes, we will pray! I'm sorry for the stress and anguish while you wait to see. If it helps to give you hope, my cherished friend Bill hsd a nasty heart attack - scared us to death. Took a while to recover but has been pretty good for 10+ more years now.
    by misssonja at 03/10/17 6:40AM
  • ginnyann
    So sorry to read this. Will certainly be praying for all.
    by ginnyann at 03/10/17 10:11AM
  • hartschloss
    So sorry to hear it - happy to pray for them.
    by hartschloss at 03/10/17 10:38AM
  • marmee
    I'm so sorry. Yes, praying for all!
    by marmee at 03/10/17 12:02PM
  • tgatzajr
    I am so sorry to hear about all of this? My prayers will be with your brother and your family. I pray that all will turn out well. Be strong for your family!
    by tgatzajr at 03/10/17 2:54PM
  • joc
    So, so sorry. Yes, I am praying!
    by joc at 03/10/17 5:06PM
  • simon_says
    What a stressful time. So sorry! Prayers!
    by simon_says at 03/10/17 8:06PM
  • marmee
    How is your brother doing this evening?
    by marmee at 03/10/17 8:46PM
  • lovescats
    Oh, so sorry. Prayers.
    by lovescats at 03/12/17 8:21AM