Saturday, February 27, 2010

Are We Living In The End-Times?

By Molly Noble Bull

Wars, Rumors of Wars. Earthquakes, Waves Rolling:
Today there was an 8.8 earthquake in Chili and a 6.2 aftershock, so far. A giant wave could be headed for Hawaii.
Are we in the end-times? The last days?
If yes, what should we do to prepare?
The Bible isn't clear as to when the Rapture will take place. We have all heard about a pre-trib rapture, and I sure hope it will happen that way. But there are other possibilities.
Whenever the rapture takes place, the Lord will protect His saints. And those who truly follow Jesus ARE His saints.
As Christian Believers, we can rest in the blessed hope.
So, today I would like to leave you with a question. How can we best follow Jesus during these last days? Please leave a comment, telling how you follow Jesus.
I have some thoughts that I will share later. But for now, I would like to hear what following Jesus means to you.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Maid of Honor -- a DVD movie review

by Molly Noble Bull

My huband and I have gone to so many awful movies, we had almost stopped going to movies. But I wanted to give Maid of Honor a try. My sweet husband was kind enough to take me to see it when it first came out, and since it is still available on DVD, I decided to discuss it.
And yes, there were some things in the movie I didn't like. (We won't go into that.) But there were a lot of things I liked.
Here a few.
Women, like me, want to know what a guy in thinking, and Maid of Honor was almost completely from the male POV.
It was romantic with characters I wanted to root for.
It was cute and funny. (Humor is important to me.)
Part of the movie was set in Scotland. If you like everything European, as I do, you will love the settings.
I give it four and a half stars. The first scene and a scene near the end of the movie didn't inspire me. But if the first scene had been left out, it wouldn't have made the last scene "full circle" and therefore not as funny.
Now that I have told you what to expect, I recommend this movie.
If you have read my other reivews, you know that I dislike cursing in books and movies. I also dislike bedroom scenes. But I would like to hear what you thought about Maid of Honor or movies today in general.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Giants of the Ancient World: For Mystery and Science Fiction fans

by Molly Noble Bull

King David killed a giant named Goliath.
Did you know that the giants mentioned in literature as well as the Bible are also called the Nephilim?
I didn’t until I read a book titled The Omega Conspiracy by I.D.E Thomas. If you like mysteries, science fiction or Bible prophecy all neatly packaged under one cover, perhaps this book will interest you and change your thinking about giants as it changed mine.
The Bible says—
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came into the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. Genesis 6: 4 KJV
God's word is absolutely true. The giants were real.
But who were these sons of God?
Who were the daughters of men?
Were they from different species? If not, why were the men called “sons of God” while the women were called the “daughters of men?” If they were the same, wouldn’t they have been called the sons of men and the daughters of men?
And where did the giants come from?
To learn the author's answers to these and other questions, buy and read The Omega Conspiracy.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Miralee Ferrell, author of Finding Jeena

by Molly Noble Bull

Today I am interviewing my good friend, Miralee Farrell, who as a blockbuster novel coming out in April, 2010, titled Finding Jeena. Welcome to South Texas Living magazine, Miralee, and to my column, Books That Inspire. Let’s start by talking about you.
Where were you born, where did you go to school, and where do you live now? And tell us as much or as little about your family as you feel comfortable telling.

I was born in Hood River, Oregon, across the Columbia River from Lyle, WA., where my parents lived. Most of my life was spent in that small town (pop. 500). My husband and I have a married daughter who lives near us and a married son in Portland.

Thanks. Now tell us about each of your published novels.

My debut novel was a women’s contemporary, The Other Daughter.
In Daughter, Susanne Carson knows that she can trust her husband, David—until she discovers a strange, unkempt young girl on their doorstep, claiming to be David’s daughter. Not that their marriage has ever been perfect—David’s decision to embrace the Christian faith has strained their relationship. If David hid this not-so-little secret from his past, what else could her husband be hiding?

In Love Finds You in Last Chance, CA, a historical romance set in the old west, Alexia Travers father has died, leaving her burdened with a heavily mortgaged horse ranch. Marrying would offer an easy solution, but Alex has no interest in marriage. Instead, she dons men’s clothing and rides the range, determined to make the ranch a success. Despite Alex's efforts, everything goes wrong. Alex is at her wit's end when Justin Phillips arrives with his young son, looking for a job. But there seems to be more to Justin's story than he's willing to share. Will Alex ever be able to trust him?
In Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, OR, also a historical romance, Margaret Garvey risks everything by taking in two young runaways—only to learn that they may be involved in murder and sabotage at the local sawmill. The arrival of two men who love her complicates things even further. Can Margaret clear her head and heart to make the most important decisions of her life?
Sounds great. Now tell about each of your future published novels and when we can expect to see them at bookstores and at Amazon.
Finding Jeena—the sequel to The Other Daughter releases in April. Here’s a brief summary:
Jeena Gregory's life is unraveling. Her shady boss has disappeared and missing money has attracted the attention of the federal authorities. As she experiences financial ruin and alcoholic relapse, she lands in a homeless shelter—where she's confronted with a God she's long forgotten.
I’m working on a three book series set in the old west with a romance thread, but are more ‘old time western.’ They aren’t under contract yet, but I do have a publisher interested.
You are a busy lady. How has your Christian faith colored your fiction writing?

My Christian faith is what drives me to write. I’ve been involved in ministry to women for over 25 yrs and felt that the Lord wanted me to use writing to reach women on a broader scale than I could ministering one-on-one. My prayer is that the words I write will touch every woman who reads them.

Good for you. Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

Yes. My web addy is: And my blog is:
I also have a readers group on Facebook and am very active there, as well as Plaxo, Goodreads and Shelfari if anyone wants to send me a friend request.

It was great having you today; Miralee, and I hope you will come back real soon.
Miralee writes under the name of Miralee Ferrell. To find her books at online bookstores, write Miralee Ferrell in the search slot.
Next month, my guest will be Michelle Griep.
See you then,

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

BRIGHT STAR, a DVD Movie Review

by Molly Noble Bull

I was eager to rent Bright Star on DVD starring Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw. What could be better than a movie about the life of Keats and set in England in a time period I loved? Not only that, it was PG. Bright Star was the historical romance movie I had been waiting months to see. Yes, I knew Keats had to die since this was a true story. However, I hoped the story of his first love would balance out the sad ending.
If only I could report that this “first love” movie lived up to my expectations.
Unfortunately, neither the movie nor my wishes for it ended as I’d hoped, and it didn’t take a genius to figure what was never stated openly. Fanny loved John Keats, all right, but so did Mr. Brown.
I give Bright Star two stars for the beautiful English settings.